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Top U.S. labor leader blasts Trump on trade in dueling speech

(Philadelphia Inquirer) AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka - a top ally of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton - said at a trade conference in Washington that, at Trump campaign stops in the Rust Belt states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, voters should expect to hear "crocodile tears about lost jobs and shuttered factories."

"Trump embodies everything that is wrong with our current trade policy. He has consistently sent American jobs overseas to line his own pockets," Trumka said, apparently referring to Trump-branded products such as suits and ties that are made abroad.

Surya Gayatri

Supreme Court Turns Down Contraceptive Case

(MSNBC) The Supreme Court has declined to rule in the Washington State "religious freedom" contraceptive case. This means that service providers such as pharmacies cannot use the "religious faith" excuse to refuse to provide birth control products to customers.

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House Benghazi inquiry finds no new evidence of Clinton wrongdoing

(NYT) Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report on Tuesday, finding no new evidence of culpability or wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton in the 2012 attacks in Libya that left four Americans dead.

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Hillary Clinton Wants Every American To Have Broadband Cable By 2020: Report

(Newsweek) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton plans to bring high-speed broadband cable internet to every American household by 2020, according to a leaked campaign document.

Clinton’s "technology and innovation" agenda also involves re-examining encryption and strongly supporting the Federal Communication Commission’s recent decision on net neutrality, according to a leaked 14-page memo obtained by Politico on Monday . The agenda reportedly wades into important issues within Silicon Valley, such as surveillance, patent reform and treatment of Uber drivers.

greyl

David Cameron resigns as UK shocks the world by voting for Brexit

(The Telegraph) While England voted overwhelmingly for Brexit, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed Remain. Statements are expected to be made by Sinn Fein and the SNP later today calling for a breakaway from the Union. London backed Remain but the turnout was lower than expected because of bad weather.

The pound crashed to the lowest level since 1985 as sterling fell below $1.35. Complacency about a Brexit outcome will come clear this morning, as out of hours trading suggests that the FTSE 100 will drop by 8.8pc, or by some 560 points. The fall would be the third worst in history if stocks ended the day down as sharply.

brooklynite

Supreme Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action admissions program

(Washington Post) The Supreme Court on Thursday said University of Texas admission officials may consider the race of student applicants in a limited way to build a diverse student body.

The decision was a surprising win for advocates of affirmative action, who say the benefits of diversity at the nation’s colleges and universities are worth the intrusion on the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection that generally forbids the government from making decisions based on racial classifications.

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