The Sift

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U.S. to hit Iran with more sanctions

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/24/19, 01:13 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday imposing new economic sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khameini and his associates as Iranian officials warned they were willing to shoot down another U.S. drone. “We confidently say that the crushing response can always be repeated, and the enemy knows it,” Iranian Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi told a group of defense officials Monday, according to the government-aligned Tasnim news agency.

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Supreme Court: Offensive trademarks are free speech

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/24/19, 12:34 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a victory to a California fashion brand whose name sounds like an obscene word. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused to recognize the clothing brand on the grounds it was “immoral or scandalous,” but the justices on the high court struck down that part of federal law as a violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Trump delays nationwide deportation effort

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/24/19, 12:11 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump announced Saturday he would postpone for two weeks a nationwide effort to deport illegal immigrants living in the United States. The delay, he tweeted, gives Congress more time to find a bipartisan solution to the southern border crisis.

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