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U.S. top court to rule on Trump's travel ban, other cases as talk about Kennedy swirls

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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue the final rulings of its current term on Monday, including one on religious rights, amid talk that swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering retirement. The court in the coming days is also expected to act on President Donald Trump's emergency request… Read

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U.S. Supreme Court OKs partial implementation of Trump's travel ban

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The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S. Trump hailed the decision as a "victory for national security," but it's likely to set off a new round of court disputes… Read

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Trump says he did not record conversations with former FBI chief Comey

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with James Comey, after suggesting last month he might have recordings that could damage the former FBI director. "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal… Read

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Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday sent warm greetings" to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month. "On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as… Read

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Trump's new idea -- a 'solar wall' on Mexican border

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U.S. President Donald Trump pitched a new concept to his supporters for the wall he intends to erect on the Mexican border: cover it with solar panels -- and use the energy to cover construction costs. "Yes, we will build a wall," he told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.… Read

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Teacher arrested for throwing bodily fluid on 7-year-old girl

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Police in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 22-year-old elementary school teacher on suspicion of throwing bodily fluid on a 7-year-old girl. According to police, Shohei Sato has been charged with committing an indecent act. Fuji TV reported that the incident occurred at around 8:20 p.m. on… Read

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U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning, says container ship captain

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A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under… Read

Entertainment

Former TV announcer Mao Kobayashi dies of cancer at 34

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Mao Kobayashi, a former Japanese TV announcer and wife of popular kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo, passed away late Thursday night at her home in Tokyo after a long and much publicized battle with breast cancer. She was 34. The announcement was made by kabuki theater operator Shochiku early Friday morning.… Read

Politics

Okinawa marks 72nd anniversary of fierce WWII ground battle

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Okinawa on Friday marked 72 years since the end of a fierce World War II ground battle that killed a quarter of its civilian population, with resentment running deep over the continuing burden islanders bear in hosting the bulk of U.S. military bases in Japan. Touching on a crash-landing accident… Read

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Gov't starts airing announcement on protection from N Korean missile attack

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The government has begun airing a television announcement suggesting how civilians should protect themselves in the event of a missile attack from North Korea. The 30-second broadcast, which will be aired by 43 main and local television stations across the nation through July 6, says that people will be informed… Read

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