Vancouver restaurant manager fired for refusing service to customer wearing ‘MAGA’ hat

Vancouver restaurant manager fired for refusing service to customer wearing ‘MAGA’ hat

A manager at Vancouver’s Stanley Park Teahouse restaurant has been fired for refusing service to a customer wearing a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat. The red baseball caps formed an important part of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and have become iconic symbols of his supporters. But the hats have also sparked controversy among many who call them symbols of racism, bigotry and anti-gay hatred.

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Man charged with threatening to kill Ajit Pai’s family

Man charged with threatening to kill Ajit Pai’s family

A California man is charged with threatening to kill FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's children because he was "angry" about the repeal of net neutrality regulations, the Justice Department said today. Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with threatening to murder an immediate family member of a U.S. official.

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Trump says he will bring up election interference with Putin

Trump says he will bring up election interference with Putin

President Trump said Friday that he plans to bring up Russia's efforts to meddle in U.S. elections when he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump said that Russia's interference in Ukraine and its role in Syria will also be on the agenda when he meets with Putin on July 16. But Trump asserted that Moscow's interference in U.S. elections will be a key topic.

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US ambassador to Estonia resigns in frustration over Trump

US ambassador to Estonia resigns in frustration over Trump

The US ambassador to Estonia is resigning in frustration with President Donald Trump's comments about, and treatment of, European allies. James D. Melville Jr.'s resignation, first reported by Foreign Policy magazine, makes him the third ambassador in the last year to leave the State Department early. He is among many senior State Department officials who have headed for the exits or been pushed toward them since Trump assumed office.

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Canada makes retaliatory tariffs official: ‘We will not back down’ 

Canada makes retaliatory tariffs official: 'We will not back down' 

Canada’s foreign minister announced Friday that Ottawa plans to impose about $12.6 billion worth of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods on July 1, joining other major U.S. allies striking back in the escalating trade dispute. The country is working closely with the European Union and Mexico, according to Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. “We will not escalate, and we will not back down,” Freeland said. Canada's announcement is part of larger fallout from U.S. President Donald Trump's announcements on trade.

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Luxembourg Is Latest EU Country to Legalise Medical Cannabis

Luxembourg Is Latest EU Country to Legalise Medical Cannabis

Luxembourg lawmakers have unanimously supported a bill to legalise medical cannabis. The law, passed on June 28, allows cannabis to be prescribed and used for patients who suffer from chronic pain, nausea relating to chemotherapy, or muscle spasm resulting from multiple sclerosis. The original draft of the bill stated that only specialists could prescribe the drug, but the final version passed allows any general practitioner to prescribe cannabis if they have undertaken relevant training.

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Comcast Dealing With Major Outage Nationwide

Comcast Dealing With Major Outage Nationwide

A major outage is affecting Comcast customers nationwide, including in the Philadelphia market. The outage is affecting Comcast cable, telephone and internet services. Comcast tweeted to customers that they are working to restore services as quickly as possible, but it is not yet known when service will come back.

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