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Man who was shown on ESPN sleeping during baseball game files defamation suit

Man who was shown on ESPN sleeping during baseball game files defamation suit

BRONX, N.Y., July 7 (UPI) --Baseball fan Andrew Robert Rector has filed a defamation suit after being shown sleeping at a Yankee-Red Sox game during an ESPN broadcast.
Evan Bleier
Former Georgian President Shevardnadze dead at 86

Former Georgian President Shevardnadze dead at 86

TBILISI, Georgia, July 7 (UPI) --Eduard A. Shevardnadze, who served as foreign minister of the Soviet Union and president of Georgia, has died at the age of 86.
JC Finley
UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014
By United Press International
Hillary Clinton 'bewildered and confused' by Hobby Lobby ruling

Hillary Clinton 'bewildered and confused' by Hobby Lobby ruling

WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) --Hillary Clinton said she was "bewildered and confused" by the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, and claimed her speaking fees are helping income inequality.
JC Sevcik
50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

July 2 (UPI) -- Fifty years after the United States banned discrimination with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the state of equality in America is hardly settled.
Charlene Pacenti
Ginsburg's Hobby Lobby dissent turned into a song

Ginsburg's Hobby Lobby dissent turned into a song

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) --The Supreme Court handed down, as expected, a ruling that sided with private corporation Hobby Lobby over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.
Gabrielle Levy
Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage overturned

Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage overturned

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 1 (UPI) --Kentucky must allow same-sex couples to marry, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, staying his order until an appeals court rules in similar cases.
Frances Burns
Amanda Knox's account of murder is 'hallucination,' says ex-boyfriend

Amanda Knox's account of murder is 'hallucination,' says ex-boyfriend

ROME, July 1 (UPI) --Raffaele Sollecito continues to distance himself from ex-girlfriend Amanda Knox in preparation for an appeal before Italy's Supreme Court.
JC Finley
Supreme Court allows California ban on homosexual conversion therapy to stand

Supreme Court allows California ban on homosexual conversion therapy to stand

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court allowed California's ban on homosexual-conversion therapy for minors to stand, announcing Monday it would not hear an appeal.
Frances Burns
Gallup poll: Trust in all branches of U.S. government is at historic low

Gallup poll: Trust in all branches of U.S. government is at historic low

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --Public confidence in the Supreme Court and Congress hit historic lows in June, while confidence in the presidency is at its lowest in six years, Gallup reports.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --The Supreme Court Monday ruled that employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for insurance coverage for contraception.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court limits, does not forbid union contributions

Supreme Court limits, does not forbid union contributions

June 30 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled partial public employees cannot be required to contribute union dues, less of a blow to public unions than labor groups feared.
Gabrielle Levy
UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014
By United Press International
Obama brushes off Republicans lawsuit threats

Obama brushes off Republicans lawsuit threats

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) --President Obama responded to news that House Speaker John Boehner planned to file a lawsuit over his use of executive actions, calling it a "stunt."
Gabrielle Levy
Court: Washington tour guides do not have to take test or pay fee

Court: Washington tour guides do not have to take test or pay fee

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) --A mom-and-pop Washington tour company won a legal victory Friday when a court ruled guides cannot be compelled to take a test or pay a fee.
Frances Burns
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The Supreme Court Justices of the United States sit for a formal group photo in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court in Washington on October 8, 2010. The Justices are (front row from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts (Chief Justice), Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; (back row from left) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Sameul Alito and Elena Kagan, the newest member of the Court. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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