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Source: New York Times

States Must Aid Some Church Programs, Justices Rule

Tuesday 15:29 GMT

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states must sometimes provide aid to religious groups even when their state constitutions call for a strict separation of church and state.

The Missouri Constitution bars spending public money “directly or indirectly, in aid of any church,” and the tate Supreme Court has called for “a very high wall between church and state.” The decision concerned a state program to make playgrounds safer that excluded those affiliated with churches, and it had implications for all kinds of government aid to religious institutions.

Source: NBC News

Massachusetts school to be named after NASA astronaut Sunita Williams

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

A new elementary school in Massachusetts will be named after Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, who formerly held the record for cumulative spacewalking time by a female astronaut.

Earlier this month, the Needham Public Schools committee voted to name a new elementary school being built to replace an existing one in Needham — a town 17 miles southwest of Boston — the Sunita L. Williams Elementary School.

Source: Fox News

Former Arizona sheriff slated to begin trial over immigration actions

Tuesday 15:29 GMT

A former Arizona sheriff is slated to go on trial Monday for allegedly disobeying a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 85, faces a criminal charge stemming from his immigration enforcement actions. The eight-day trial in federal court in Phoenix will determine if the retired lawman is guilty of misdemeanor contempt of court for disobeying a judge’s 2011 order to stop racially profiling Latinos in traffic stops.

Source: Global News

Jury hears closing arguments in the Derek Saretzky triple-murder trial

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

Family of murder victims Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and her father Terrry Blanchette filled several rows in Lethbridge court as closing arguments got underway Monday morning in the triple-murder trial of Derek Saretzky.

READ MORE: Jurors in Derek Saretzky triple-murder trial visibly upset as more disturbing evidence is shown. Defence lawyer Patrick Edgerton told the jury Friday he will not be presenting any evidence or calling any witnesses.

Source: The Guradian

Russia denies controversial ambassador Sergey Kislyak is leaving US

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

The Russian foreign ministry has denied reports that its ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, is being recalled, even as plans for his departure are under way in Washington.

“And if a decision is made to name a new ambassador to the United States … then Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, who has worked in the United States for nine years, will go down in the history of bilateral relations as a person who did everything to develop them even in the most complicated circumstances,” Zakharova said.

Source: Common Domain

Why Amazon’s a Growing Threat to Grubhub

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

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Further, 14% of respondents said they had tried Amazon’s service in the last year, versus the 12% who said they’d tried Grubhub. Amazon is particularly scary because it has a built-in membership base that it could easily make more aware of its delivery business.

Source: NBC News

As U.S. tastes go more global, Latin Americans aim for U.S. food market

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

As grocery aisles get increasingly global, more Latin American vendors hope their products can find a space in U.S. stores.

Jiménez just entered the market in Panama, but is aiming to break into the U.S. industry, hoping her product is one day in U.S. shelves.

Source: Common Domain

‘Affordable Luxury’ Rules in New York City Market

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

Luxury housing activity in Manhattan improved slightly in the second quarter of this year compared to last, with 350 contracts signed for high-end homes during that period in 2017 compared to 343 in the second quarter of 2016, according to a report Monday from Olshan Realty.

For instance, the average time a home was on the market before finding a buyer soared to more than 13 months in the second quarter, compared to around nine months during this time last year.

Source: Global News

Random acid attack in London leaves woman, cousin with severe burns

Tuesday 15:29 GMT

A British woman and her cousin are recovering from severe burns to their face and body after an unprovoked acid attack on her 21st birthday in London last week.

U.K. reality TV star’s boyfriend wanted for alleged acid attack at London nightclub. The two ran out of the car, stripped off their clothes and tried flagging people down, pleading for water, the page read. Muhktar was driving the car at the time and crashed it as the “acid burnt through the eyes, clothes, skin and car,” according to a GoFundMe page set up for the victims.

Source: Common Domain

Famed Modernist Home in Northern California Hits Market for $3.85M

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

Any student of architecture will recognize the importance of this northern California home designed in 1937 by William Wurster and landscape architect Thomas Church.

The home was built on a 10-acre plot for Dick and Ruth Breuner of Breuners Home Furnishings, a company founded in 1856 by Dick Breuner’s grandfather, which is still in business today. He became the dean of the University of California, Berkeley Architecture school in 1950, and helped create the School of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley.

Source: Global News

Most Canadians feel $500M for Canada 150 is too much

Tuesday 15:29 GMT

Seventy per cent of Canadians feel that Ottawa is spending too much money on Canada 150 festivities, according to a new poll from Ipsos Public Affairs.

About 27 per cent of respondents told Ipsos that celebrating Canada 150 is “not important either way” and 15 per cent said that there’s little cause for celebration. Canada was in the throes of referendum questions involving Quebec at the time, Simpson noted, making the lack of enthusiasm in 2017 even more notable.

Source: Fox News

Al Qaeda in Mali frees Swedish hostage held since 2011

Tuesday 15:29 GMT

While they were forced out of strongholds a year later by a French-led military intervention, jihadists continue to attack Malian and French soldiers and U.N. peacekeepers.

Gustafsson was kidnapped in Timbuktu on Nov. 25, 2011 by Al Qaeda's North Africa branch along with South African Stephen McGown and Dutchman Sjaak Rijke, according to the BBC.

Source: Common Domain

Ahman Green arrested on child abuse charge

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

Paul Srubas of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that the Brown County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Green was arrested and taken to the county jail.

I mean, what better examples to the Green Bay legacy with notable players such as Ahman Green right next to Mark Chmura. If these allegations are true, I hope Green gets exactly what’s coming to him to the fullest extent the law allows.

Source: Common Domain

How AI Is Transforming Drug Creation

Tuesday 17:21 GMT

In the past, drug companies have used artificial intelligence to examine chemistry—whether a drug might bind to a particular protein, for instance.

Biological insights driven by machine learning could help pharmaceutical companies better identify and recruit patients for clinical trials of therapies most likely to work for them, perhaps boosting the chances of those medications’ getting approved by regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration.

Source: NBC News

Surprisingly large number of college students are homeless, researchers say

Tuesday 15:29 GMT

The few researchers who study the issue say there is scant data, but that they believe a surprisingly large number of college students are homeless.

"If you're a college student, you had to be with it enough to get yourself into college, so obviously you can't be homeless." Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor at Temple University, in Philadelphia, recently released a homeless national survey taken at 70 community colleges across 24 states.

Source: Fox News

Chaffetz: Justice watchdog also looking at Lynch's role in FBI's Clinton email probe

Monday 01:38 GMT
Source: Fox News

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Monday 00:38 GMT
Source: Global News

Bill Cosby plans seminars on how to avoid sexual assault charges

Saturday 15:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kurds see chance to advance their cause in ruins of Islamic State

Sunday 19:19 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: The Guradian

It’s been a grim year – but what if Britain had never voted for Brexit?

Saturday 08:07 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Number of refugees admitted to US drops by nearly half under Trump

Sunday 15:31 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Digital Music: iTunes Remains Surprisingly Popular

Wednesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Common Domain

French Utility Engie Looking to Expand in China

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Today 00:37 GMT
Source: Global News

Can money buy happiness It depends on who you are and how you spend

Wednesday 20:14 GMT
Source: New York Times

We Taste-Tested 10 Hot Dogs. Here Are the Best.

Wednesday 17:18 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Drivers may pay the lowest July 4th gasoline prices in 12 years

Wednesday 16:22 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Swedish Christian Kids Banned From Saying Grace At Mealtimes, Can No Longer Say ‘Amen’

Wednesday 11:53 GMT

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