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What to watch for on the last day of the US Supreme Court’s current term

The US Supreme Court is holding the last session of its current term today (June 26)—and it is the final chance the justices will have to settle several weighty issues before the court’s annual summer recess.<p>There are still important questions pending, including whether US President Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP

The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump's favor.<p>Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not …

Government

Senate bill: New version unveiled, Cornyn closes 'the door' on extending date to vote

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's this week -- or bust -- for the Senate health care bill, as Republicans work to release a new version Monday.<p>Republicans released an updated version of their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare Monday afternoon.<p>The newest draft -- which makes just minor changes to the …

Supreme Court Reinstates Much of Trump's Travel Ban, Will Hear Case in Fall

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court gave the Trump administration the go-ahead Monday to begin enforcing part of the president's executive order restricting travel from six predominately Muslim countries.<p>The court also agreed to take up the Trump administration's appeal of lower court rulings that …

Thousands of College Students Could Be Homeless, Study Suggests

DETROIT — Jennifer Carr knows she's not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit-area woman is 37 and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction. She's also been homeless in the past and even now is categorized as someone who is precariously housed.<p>Carr's story is not unusual. Studies …

Homelessness

Samsung rolls out updated Smart Switch website to lure iPhone users

Samsung wants to make it even more effortless to ditch your old smartphone and switch to one of its new Galaxy handsets. To this end, the company is rolling out a redesign to its Smart Switch website.<p>The transfer app enables users to freely move content from their old phone to any recent Galaxy …