The Two-Way
10:58 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law In Jerusalem Passport Dispute

Menachem Zivotofsky stands with his father, Ari Zivotofsky, outside the Supreme Court in Washington in 2014.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 2:11 pm

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a law that allowed Americans who were born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace on their passports.

In a 6-3 ruling, the court said that the law, passed by Congress in 2002, interferes with the president's constitutional right to recognize foreign nations. The U.S. State Department has a long-standing policy not to recognize any nation's authority over Jerusalem until Israelis and Palestinians resolve its status.

The case is seen as an important separation-of-powers ruling.

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10:34 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Indicted On Murder Charges

Michael Slager, a North Charleston, S.C., police officer, has been charged with murder in the killing of a black man who was running away from him.
Charleston County Sheriff's Office

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 1:12 pm

A former North Charleston, S.C., police officer was indicted Monday on murder charges in the killing of 50-year-old Walter Scott.

According to 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, the indictment against Michael Slager was handed down by a grand jury Monday morning.

The (Charleston) Post and Courier reports:

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The Two-Way
10:33 am
Mon June 8, 2015

U.S. Women Beat Australia 3-1 In Teams' Opening Match Of World Cup

Christen Press of the United States celebrates Monday after scoring a second-half goal against Australia during the FIFA Women's World Cup in Winnipeg, Canada.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 8:52 pm

Update, 9:45 p.m. ET:

Forward Christen Press scored in the 61st minute and Megan Rapinoe scored her second goal of the match in the 78th minute for the Americans, who beat Australia 3-1. Combined with the 1-1 tie between Sweden and Nigeria earlier on Monday, the U.S. has a strong lead in its World Cup group.

Rapinoe also was issued a yellow card in the second half, as was U.S. midfielder Lauren Holiday. Goalie Hope Solo had five saves.

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The Two-Way
10:10 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Parole Board Recommends Oscar Pistorius Be Released In August

Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, in October 2014.
Themba Hadebe AP

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 11:35 am

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic athlete who was sentenced to five years in prison over the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, is set to be released on parole in August.

The BBC reports:

"Under South African law he is eligible for release under "correctional supervision" having served a sixth of his sentence. A state appeal against his acquittal on murder charges is due in November.

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The Two-Way
9:27 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Spain's Air Traffic Controllers Go On Strike; Pay Isn't The Big Complaint

Two Spanish Iberia airplanes stand on the tarmac at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport in Madrid on Monday. Spanish air traffic controllers started a four-day partial strike that could affect some 5,300 flights.
J.J. Guillen EPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 7:26 pm

Despite being among the best-paid public workers in Spain, the country's air traffic controllers started a strike Monday. Their union is protesting the punishment of dozens of controllers who were involved in a 2010 strike that sparked a national state of alarm.

"Some 5,300 flights to and from Spain are expected to be affected," NPR's Lauren Frayer reports from Madrid. "This is the first of four days of work stoppage by Spain's air traffic controllers."

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The Two-Way
7:31 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Kalief Browder, Jailed For Years Without Trial, Kills Himself

A prisoner behind bars and thick plastic looks at a corrections officer in an enhanced supervision housing unit on Rikers Island in New York.
Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 7:19 pm

Kalief Browder, the young man who was held for years in a New York jail without a trial, killed himself on Saturday.

Browder was the subject of a profile in The New Yorker. He was 16 years old when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. Because his family was unable to raise his $10,000 bail, Browder languished at Rikers Island for three years awaiting trial.

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6:00 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Day 2 Of G-7 Meeting Focuses On Climate Change, Terrorism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Obama and other G-7 leaders arrive for the second day of the summit on Monday.
Sean Gallup Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 10:03 am

The second and last day of the G-7 summit in Germany today will focus on climate change and terrorism.

The BBC reports:

"Chancellor Angela Merkel wants the group to reach an agreement on limiting global temperature rises. She also wants G-7 members to contribute to a fund for poor countries suffering the worst effects of climate change.

"There will also be talks on the threat from radical extremism with the leaders of Nigeria, Tunisia and Iraq.

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11:03 pm
Sun June 7, 2015

Cavaliers Even Up NBA Finals, Beating Warriors In Overtime

LeBron James celebrates the Cleveland Cavaliers' 95-93 win over the Golden State Warriors in overtime during Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif.
Ezra Shaw Getty

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 9:36 am

The Cleveland Cavaliers have evened the NBA Finals at one game apiece. Sunday night in Oakland, the Cavs won a thrilling game, beating the Golden State Warriors 95-93 in overtime. Both finals games have gone to an extra period.

Cleveland led by 11 points with a little over three minutes left in regulation, but the Warriors stormed back and tied the game with just seconds left to send it into overtime.

Cleveland took the lead quickly in the extra period. The Warriors fought back, but Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova's two free throws put Cleveland ahead for good.

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10:32 pm
Sun June 7, 2015

'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Awards

Sydney Lucas as Small Alison and Michael Cerveris as her father in the new production of Fun Home.
Joan Marcus

The Fun Home had a fun night at the 2015 Tonys: the musical, based on Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir, won not only best musical but best book, best original score, best direction of a musical and best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical.

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3:39 pm
Sun June 7, 2015

Video Shows Texas Police Officer Pulling Gun On Teens At Pool Party

An officer from the McKinney, Police Department draws his weapon on teens at the pool.

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 8:35 am

ADVISORY: This video contains profanity and violence.

Police responding to reported disturbance at a community pool in McKinney, Texas, are seen in a video posted to YouTube aggressively subduing black teenagers and, at one point, pulling a gun on them.

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