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6.27.2018
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Need To Know.
Travel Ban Upheld.
The Supreme Court upheld the Trump Administration's ban on incoming travel from a number of countries yesterday. The current version of the ban prohibits most travelers, refugees, and immigrants from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen from entering the US. The case, Trump v. Hawaii, examined whether the ban violated the establishment clause enshrined in the First Amendment by discriminating against Muslim immigrants in practice, as a majority of the countries are predominantly Muslim. The 5-4 decision - the Court's four liberal Justices dissented - affirms the presidential power to impose restrictions on who enters the country based on place of origin and whether existing vetting processes are enough to identify potential security threats. Per a previous Supreme Court ruling, the ban had been in effect since December as legal challenges proceeded. 

Read the full decision here

Uber Gets Lifeline in London.
Ridesharing giant Uber won an appeal granting license to operate in London yesterday after agreeing to stricter government oversight. The decision is temporary - allowing the company 15 months to operate prior to renewal instead of the normal 5 years. Uber will have to reapply for a regular 5-year license at hen end of the 15-month window. The city's taxi authority declined to review Uber's license in September of last year citing the company's processes around background checks and reporting of criminal offenses by drivers. The decision was largely seen as approval of new CEO Dari Khosrowshahi's conciliatory approach to municipal concerns and ready acknowledgment of the company's existing culture flaws - the license revoke occurred under founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick's watch. 

Romney Wins Senate Primary.
Former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the GOP primary for Utah's Senate seat yesterday. The win all but assures Romney of winning the seat vacated by 7-term senator Orrin Hatch who announced his retirement last fall - he will face Democratic nominee and current Salt Lake City Council member Jenny Wilson, but Republicans outnumber Democrats by about 4-to-1 in the state. Romney has in the past been a vocal critic of President Trump, but took a subdued tone during the primary election cycle. Elsewhere, Trump-backed candidates won primaries in New York and South Carolina while 28-year-old political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district. Crowley had represented the district since 1999 and hadn't faced a primary opponent since 2004. 

See how the rest of Tuesday's primaries played out here

 
In The Know.

Sports, Entertainment & Culture.

Rapper XXXTentacion is #1 on the Billboard singles chart a week after death; 1st artist to top chart posthumously since Notorious B.I.G. in 1997 (More)
Tyler Hilinski, Washington State QB who committed suicide in January, had CTE (More) | What is CTE? (More)  
Terry Crews testifies before Senate on sexual assault; won't return for Expendables 4 after being threatened with retaliation by producer (More)
 

Science & Technology.

Company rolls out tech that can track the spread of opioid use by testing waste in sewers, will run pilot in Cary, NC (More)
Harvard scientists develop material that can change its surface shape at the microscale on the fly (w/ video) (More)
Modified polio vaccine increases survival rates in patients with advanced brain cancer by over 5x (More)
 

Business & Markets.

GE to shed its oil company Baker Hughes & certain healthcare assets in latest set of divestitures, stock up ~7% (More)
US consumer confidence index dips in June, economists blame drop on potential trade war fears (More)
Salesforce employees ask CEO to reconsider contract with US Customs & Border Protection, latest in a string of tech company employee activism (More)
 

Politics & World Affairs.

Supreme Court strikes down CA law that requires anti-abortion clinics to post information on where to obtain abortion services, saying it violates First Amendment (More) | Notre Dame students sue University, Trump administration over dropping of birth control from insurance plans (More)
House GOP set to vote on immigration compromise between hard-liners and moderates that includes both path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, funding for border wall; observers think chance for passage is low (More)
Federal judge orders administration to reunite families separated at border within 30 days (More)
Etcetera.
The 100 best places for Millennials to work

Japan unveils a Hello Kitty themed bullet train and it's pretty amazing

...also you can live out your Mario Kart dreams on the streets of Tokyo

Ready for some wanderlust? Check out this stunning footage of northern Norway captured in ultra-high-definition video

Ten great first films to introduce your kid to movies

The best photos (so far) from the 2018 World Cup

America's 11 most endangered places as ranked by the National Trust


Here's what 49 Disney characters would probably look like in real life.

The new tax form will be smaller than a postcard, but just as complicated (paywall). 

Clickbait: Tourist on safari tries to pet a lion on the head

Historybook: Mormon church founder Joseph Smith killed by a mob in jail (1844); HBD Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872); HBD Helen Keller (1880); HBD Vera Wang (1949); US enters the Korean War (1950).

 
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