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Supreme Court Sides With Ohio’s Voter-Purge Law

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Ohio’s law for removing voters from registration rolls does not violate federal laws to protect people who simply choose not to vote. In a 5-4 opinion that split the conservative and liberal justices ans written by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.,  the court rejected arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other states also use voters’ inactivity to trigger a process that could lead to their removal from the voting rolls. Justice Alito said for the court that Ohio is complying with the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. He was joined by his four conservative colleagues. The four liberal justices dissented. ...Read more

Wildfire In Colorado Forces More Evacuations As It Doubles In Size

A growing wildfire in southwestern Colorado forced more people from their homes Sunday as crews tried to slow the blaze being fed by hot, dry and windy conditions. Authorities ordered the residents of 675 homes to evacuate after the fire burning north of Durango nearly doubled in size overnight, to 26 square miles. Residents of 2,156 homes have been ordered to evacuate as of Sunday afternoon. The cause of the blaze, which is being called the 416 Fire, which started in the San Juan National Forest, has not been determined. ...Read more

President Trump And Kim Jong Un Arrive in Singapore For Historic Summit Meeting

President Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for his historic on-again-off-again meeting with the North Korea leader, Kim Jong-un. The meeting will be the first ever between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. Just over two weeks ago, it seemed that the summit meeting was not going to happen. But on Sunday, Mr. Trump arrived just after 8:20 p.m. local time at Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore aboard Air Force One, a few hours after Mr. Kim landed at Changi Airport on a commercial Air China plane.  ...Read more

Actor Vince Vaughn Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI In California

Vince Vaughn was arrested early on Sunday in the Los Angeles area for allegedly drunk driving and resisting arrest. The 48-year-old was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint just after 1 a.m. and taken into custody by Manhattan Beach police, reports say. He was booked into jail around 4 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence and for resisting, delaying or obstructing officers, according to police officials. An unidentified male passengers was also arrested on charges of obstructing officers and public intoxication. Vaughn’s bail was set at $5,000. Both he and his passenger were later released from custody. The actor’s mug shot was later released. ...Read more

“Ocean’s 8” Tops The Box Office Making $41.5M On It’s Opening Weekend

Despite lackluster reviews, “Ocean’s 8,” the female-fronted reboot of the franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Made for approximately $70 million, “Ocean’s 8”, featuring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, set an opening-weekend best for the franchise. The three previous “Ocean’s” films — starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon, based on the 1960 original “Ocean’s 11,” with Frank Sinatra — all debuted with between $36-39 million in the last decade.   ...Read more

Rafael Nadal Defeats Dominic Thiem To Win His 11th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal earned a record-setting11th championship at Roland Garros by beating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday. Nadal is celebrating his 17th Grand Slam title, second among men only to Roger Federer’s 20. The victory also allows the 32-year-old to hold onto the No. 1 ranking. The No. 7-seeded Thiem, a 24-year-old from Austria, was appearing in a major final for the first time.  ...Read more

Ronda Rousey to Become First Woman Inducted Into UFC Hall Of Fame

Ronda Rousey is making history as the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. The organization behind the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the decision on Saturday, noting that Rousey had a record six straight title defenses of her women’s bantamweight belt from 2013-2015. “This is an immense honor, to not only take part in bringing women to the forefront of this sport, but now the UFC Hall of Fame,” Rousey said in a statement. “May I be the first of many.” ...Read more

Washington Capitals Win First Stanley Cup In Franchise History, Defeating The Golden Knights

The Washington Capitals captured their first Stanley Cup with a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday. Devante Smith-Pelly and Lars Eller scored two minutes and 31 seconds apart to erase a third-period deficit, while Jakub Vrana and Alex Ovechkin rounded out the scoring for the Capitals. Ovechkin finished the postseason with 15 goals, becoming the first to reach that mark since 2009. This was also Ovechkin’s first championship in his 13th NHL season, and he was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. ...Read more

Facebook Accidentally Exposes 14 Million Users’ Private Posts

On Thursday, social media platform Facebook acknowledged that it accidentally exposed the private posts of 14 million users over the span of a few days last month. From May 18 through May 22, when Facebook was testing a new feature, any posts published by those 14 million users were automatically made public — even if the user’s privacy settings should have restricted who could see them. Facebook corrected the mistake, and by May 27, it changed back the affected posts. That means someone could have unwittingly shared a post publicly for as long as nine days. Starting Thursday, Facebook is letting the affected users know and asking them to review any posts they made during that time. ...Read more

NASA Rover Finds Potential Building Blocks Of Life On Mars

Scientists reported on Thursday that NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has found fresh evidence for the red planet’s past — and possibly present — habitability. The nuclear-powered rover has detected a variety of organic compounds, a requirement for life as it’s known on Earth, in 3-billion-year-old rocks deposited on the floor of Gale Crater. While organics were discovered by the rover earlier, the age and variety of the newly analyzed samples strengthen the case for a habitable environment in the past. “We found organic molecules in rocks from an ancient lakebed,” said Jen Eigenbrode, a research scientist and astrobiologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. “Those organic molecules could have come from life.” ...Read more