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U.S. top court spurns challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

U.S. top court spurns challenge to Maryland assault weapons banThe U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback on Monday to gun rights proponents including the National Rifle Association, refusing to hear a challenge to Maryland’s 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre. The court turned away an appeal by several Maryland residents, firearms dealers and the state NRA association, who argued that the ban violated their right to keep and bear arms under the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment.



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Russia spurns Eurovision offer of remote participation for its singer

Russia spurns Eurovision offer of remote participation for its singerRussia’s state-run broadcaster on Thursday quickly spurned Eurovision’s offer for its contestant to participate in this year’s song contest via satellite after Ukraine barred the singer from entering the country. “We find the offer of remote participation odd and refuse it, for it is going absolutely against the very essence of the event,” Russia’s Channel One said in an emailed statement. Ukraine’s security service on Wednesday imposed a three-year entry ban on Russia’s participant Yuliya Samoilova, 27, for illegally entering Moscow-annexed Crimea to perform in a 2015 gala concert.



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Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns U.S. aid under review by Trump

Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns U.S. aid under review by TrumpBy Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico could respond to any tax the United States were to unilaterally impose on imports from its southern neighbor to finance the wall with levies on select goods, aimed at U.S. regions most dependent on exports south of the border.



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