Supreme Court arguments underway on Trump census citizenship question

Supreme Court arguments underway on Trump census citizenship questionClosely watched arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court got underway on Tuesday on a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan opponents have called a Republican effort to deter immigrants from taking part in the population count. Lower courts have blocked the question, ruling that the administration violated federal law and the U.S. Constitution in seeking to include it on the census form. The nine Supreme Court justices were holding an extended 80-minute argument session in the administration's appeal, with a ruling due by the end of June.



Parkland high school, scene of 2018 massacre, wins prize for its prom

Parkland high school, scene of 2018 massacre, wins prize for its promThe Parkland, Florida high school, whose prom is scheduled for May 11, was the winner of this year's Prom X Hollister Contest grand prize, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said. The contest prize, sponsored by Hollister, a brand of fashions popular with teenagers, will enable the school to hire high-priced talent for its prom, which is to take place in Fort Lauderdale, the newspaper said, citing a company representative.



Wisconsin woman taught bomb-making online for Islamic State: prosecutors

Wisconsin woman taught bomb-making online for Islamic State: prosecutorsWaheba Issa Dais, 46, of Cudahy, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to one count of "attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization," the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Wisconsin said in a release. "Remember Boston Marathon bombing?" prosecutors said she posted to an undercover F.B.I. agent on Facebook.



Six dead in crash of twin-engine plane in Texas

Six dead in crash of twin-engine plane in TexasThe pilot of the Beechcraft BE58 was preparing to land at Kerrville Municipal Airport when the plane went down, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. The flight had departed earlier on Monday from West Houston Airport in Texas, Lunsford said in an email.



Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report

Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. reportThe report from the board of trustees for Social Security and Medicare also projected that Social Security funds could be depleted by 2035, leading to potential reductions in expected payouts to retirees and other beneficiaries. Senator Bernie Sanders, among a large field of contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, has unveiled a "Medicare-for-All" plan that would eliminate private insurance and shift all Americans to a public healthcare plan. "At a time when some are calling for a complete government takeover of the American health care system, the Medicare Trustees have delivered a dose of reality in reminding us that the program's main trust fund for hospital services can only pay full benefits for seven more years," Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), said.





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