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Supreme Court Will Hear Travel Ban, Which Is Partly Reinstated – New York Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

Karen Tumlin, legal director of the National Immigration Law Center, said advocates for refugees and other immigrants would urge the justices this fall to lift the president’s travel ban for everyone seeking to come to the United States. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “We think it’s repugnant to our values that they might be treated differently because of where they are from or how they choose to pray,” Ms….

Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured, CBO Says – New York Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

Mr. McConnell already faced a host of reservations from across the ideological spectrum in his conference. Five Republican senators have said they cannot support the version of the bill that was released last week, and Mr. McConnell can afford to lose only two. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Before the budget office released its report on Monday, the American Medical Association officially announced its opposition to the bill, and…

Mickelson thinks Mackay will caddie again soon – Washington Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Phil Mickelson isn’t sure what’s next for Jim “Bones” Mackay. He is sure there are going to be plenty of options for his longtime caddie. Mickelson and Mackay announced last week they had decided to split up after 25 years and more than 600 tournaments around the world, ending one of golf’s most successful relationships. Mickelson’s brother Tim is going to caddie for him for the…

62 seconds of Sean Spicer not answering a simple question – CNN

Monday, June 26, 2017

(CNN)CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer a simple question on Monday: Why were cameras not allowed to record today’s daily press briefing? ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘cnnmoney/2017/06/23/cnn-sketch-artist-white-house-briefing.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_11′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist…

Trump accuses Obama of "obstructing" the 2016 election – CBS News

Monday, June 26, 2017

President Trump on Monday tweeted that President Obama had “obstructed or colluded” in the 2016 presidential election by not pursuing Russian hackers. The president also demanded an apology for allegations that his staff had colluded with Russian officials.  After an extensive report was published last week by the Washington Post documenting President Obama’s struggle to contain the 2016 Russian cyber threat, Mr. Trump accused the former president of letting domestic…

Microsoft’s plan to stop thieves stealing laptops revealed by patent – The Independent

Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft has filed a new patent designed to discourage potential laptop thieves. The document describes functionality that would bring the devices in line with smartphones, which users can remotely disable and wipe, in order to prevent thieves from re-selling them. Microsoft’s patent shows off a similar system for laptops, which remain a popular target for criminals. Users would be able to remotely disable a stolen laptop in much the same…

This Alternative to the Laptop Ban Would Tighten Airport Security at Low Inconvenience – Daily Signal

Monday, June 26, 2017

U.S. officials say they have uncovered evidence that the Islamic State was using Mosul University laboratories to develop bombs that could pass through airport screeners undetected. When the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, captured Mosul, it also took possession of the modern screening equipment at Mosul’s airport that would allow it to test its new bomb designs. This previously classified information is thought to be the reason that the Department of…

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube launch anti-terrorism partnership – The Verge

Monday, June 26, 2017

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube have launched a partnership aimed at combating terrorists online. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism builds on several existing initiatives, which are designed to scrub terrorist recruitment material from the internet and promote counter-narratives to potential recruits. The forum is supposed to make it easier for its members to cooperate with each other, as well as with governments, smaller companies, and non-governmental organizations. The…

Microsoft Monday: Windows 10 Source Code Leak, Digital IDs For The Undocumented, Dictate For Outlook – Forbes

Monday, June 26, 2017

A Microsoft logo glowing at the Computex Show in Taipei (Photo credit: SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images) Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about a digital ID program for the undocumented, a new video streaming service, the Microsoft Dictate add-in for Outlook and a portion of the Windows 10 source code leaking. Microsoft And Accenture Are…

Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans – BBC News

Monday, June 26, 2017

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Microsoft had attacked Google’s email scans claiming they were an invasion of privacy Google’s decision to stop scanning Gmail users’ emails in order to target them with personalised adverts has been given a qualified welcome by privacy campaigners. The tech firm revealed the change in a blog at the end of last week. Google promised to make the move before the year’s end to bring…

iMac Kaby Lake (2017) review: The iMac’s excellence continues on – Macworld (blog)

Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s been nearly two years since Apple updated the iMac, which may not seem like such a big deal, especially for a desktop computer. So, understandably, if you bought an iMac in the past three or four years, maybe you aren’t looking for a new computer right now. But if your Mac is older than that, you’re probably looking to upgrade, and it’s hard to convince yourself to invest in…

2017 MacBook Pro Deals: 13" for $1229 ($70 off); 13" Touch Bar for $1704 ($95 off); 15" for $2379 ($120 off) w/ no … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Adorama this week is offering AI readers an additional $50 to $100 off popular Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations in Space Gray with our exclusive promo code. On top of the instant and coupon savings, the Apple authorized reseller will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ —and shipping is free. This week, shoppers can save $70 to $120 off MSRP on Apple’s…

A ​Windows 10 PC that fits in your pocket: Tiny GPD laptop on sale for $500 – ZDNet

Monday, June 26, 2017

GPD Pocket versus MacBook Air GPD Chinese hardware maker GPD or GamePad Digital has kicked off pre-orders for its seven-inch, touchscreen Windows 10 laptop. Top Windows 10-powered alternatives to the MacBook Pro Those who want a Windows-powered laptop don’t have to feel jealous of those who choose the macOS path, because there are some truly awesome Windows 10 laptops available. Read More Until now the miniature laptop has only been…

Revealed: Microsoft’s high-tech plan to stop laptop thieves – TechRadar

Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft is looking into new ways to guard laptops against theft, with plans to allow the remote wiping or disabling of a stolen notebook, at least according to a new patent that has been uncovered. We are, of course, used to this sort of technology with our smartphones these days, but a patent spotted by MS Power User shows that Microsoft is mulling over extending this type of anti-theft coverage…

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro: the most versatile laptop ever – TechRadar

Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro has gone on sale this month, so you may be pondering one simple question: is it worth buying? And there are a good number of strong arguments for an equally simple answer in the affirmative, whether you’re buying a Surface Pro for the first time, or upgrading from one of its predecessors. The main thrust Microsoft has taken with the new Surface Pro is to attempt…

Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect and will consider case in fall – Washington Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to allow a limited version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect and will consider in the fall the president’s broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raises fundamental issues of national security and religious discrimination. The court made an important exception: It said the ban “may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a…

Senate leaders try to bolster GOP health-care bill with incentive for consumers to stay insured – Washington Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

Senate leaders worked Monday to modify their plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, adding a new provision that would penalize consumers for not keeping their plans by imposing a six-month waiting provision before they could re-enroll. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is hoping to win over a handful of Republicans before bringing the proposal to a floor vote later this week, has been conferring with colleagues behind…

High Court To Hear Case Of Cake Shop That Refused To Bake For Same-Sex Wedding – NPR

Monday, June 26, 2017

Dave Mullins (right) sits with his husband, Charlie Craig, in Denver. The owner of a cake shop refused to make a wedding cake for the couple, citing his religious beliefs, and the couple then filed with the state’s civil rights commission. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption toggle caption Brennan Linsley/AP Dave Mullins (right) sits with his husband, Charlie Craig, in Denver. The owner of a cake shop refused to make a…

Will the Supreme Court’s Trinity decision lead to the spread of school voucher programs? – Washington Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on April 4. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) (Update: Adding DeVos quote) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday on a case that public school and First Amendment advocates feared might harm the future of public education in the United States. Will it? The case is Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, in which the Missouri church sued after being denied state funding to refurbish its preschool playground because, it was…

Supreme Court Refuses to Take up Issue of Gun Rights Outside Home – NBCNews.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to decide whether the Constitution provides a right to carry a handgun in public, passing up a major issue about firearm owners’ rights simmering nationwide. The court said it would not examine a California law that requires showing “good cause” in order to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. As a practical matter, the law makes it difficult for most people to…