In a 5-4 ruling, the court's conservative majority ruled that the challengers had not done enough to show that the Republican-led Texas legislature acted with discriminatory intent when it adopted new electoral maps in 2013 for state legislative and US congressional seats.
Gay couple Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed made a decision to sue Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, when she refused to provide flowers for their 2013 wedding.
The justices turned away Brendan Dassey's appeal of a lower court ruling upholding his conviction for murder, sexual assault and mutilation of a corpse in connection with the 2005 death of a freelance photographer named Teresa Halbach.
Like Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker, she said her floral arrangements were works of art and that having to create them for a same-sex wedding would violate her freedom of expression.
The order on the Arlene's Flowerscase was expected in light of the recent ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshopcase in Colorado, said Attorney General Bob Ferguson. As usual, the Supreme Court justices didn't say why they declined to take the case. The evidence was insufficient to find, as the lower court did, that the Legislature acted in bad faith when it put the districts together, Associate Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion. "It is past time to put to rest these proliferating attempts to undermine the civil rights of LGBT people in the name of religion".
In that case, the high court simply ruled on his behalf because the Colorado commission's treatment of Phillips "showed elements of a clear and impermissible hostility toward the honest religious beliefs motivating his objection".
Why the Trump-Kim summit upsets S Korean conservatives
In return, critics say, North Korea committed only to the vaguely worded "complete denuclearization " of the Korean Peninsula. A series of posters celebrating the April 27 Panmunjom Declaration between Pyongyang and South Korea have also been released.
Because the decision reverses a lower court ruling that said lawmakers intentionally discriminated against minorities, voting rights experts say this case can not lead to the state being "bailed-in" under the Voting Rights Act.
But the president showed no sign of softening in public remarks, even as Congress failed again to pass immigration reform . Trump said he told them on the campaign trail he would never let them down, and they've been working together since.
Switzerland's greater energy, combined with Serbia's inability to keep their shape in the latter stages, won the day. Switzerland saw off any late threat from Serbia to run out 2-1 winners and move up to second spot in Group D.
Nigeria are at their best in open space, and they will likely try to play for those openings, employing a lower defensive line. Russian Federation certainly seems to bring the best out of Musa, who has played much of his club football for CSKA Moscow.
Ms Ardern posted a photo on her Instagram account showing her and partner Clarke Gayford with the baby at Auckland City Hospital. At 37, Ardern is the world's youngest female leader, and is the second elected world leader to give birth while in office.
Some users on Reddit have noted that everyone is speaking French in the video and translated what the priest is saying. The priest was heard saying afterwards: " There, you have to calm yourself, you have to calm yourself, there, there ".
Harden becomes the third Rocket ever to win the award, joining Moses Malone (1978-79 and 1981-82) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1993-94). To watch the 2018 NBA Awards - which will take place at the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles - live, tune in to TNT at 9 p.m.
Critics say it will further erode democracy in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member state and entrench one-man rule. If no presidential candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the election moves to a runoff vote in early July.
The first country in the world to nationally legalize the growth, sale and consumption of marijuana was Uruguay in 2013. The Senate approved Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) on Tuesday, clearing the last major hurdle before becoming law.
Colombia will next face Senegal on Thursday in Samara with a chance to win the group, while Poland will play Japan in Volgograd. The South Americans go into the final game knowing a win against Senegal will book them a place in the last 16.
The president's statement seemed at odds with a statement Melania Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, gave earlier in the day. United States first lady Melania Trump walks to her motorcade wearing a Zara design jacket with the phrase "I Really Don't Care".
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said duties imposed by the U.S. on the EU go against "all logic and history". The White House has invoked the same rationale in assessing tariffs earlier this month on steel and aluminum imports .
Can Lionel Messi save Argentina at the 2018 World Cup?
I am convinced that the team is going to win tomorrow". "We do not change how we prepare because of what is happening outside". Elsewhere on Tuesday, 1998 champions France take on Denmark in Moscow with top spot in Group C up for grabs.
Saudi Arabia job growth likely as woman driver ban ends
She thinks that some Saudi women will take a wait-and-see approach to learning to drive , rather than jumping straight in. Young women were spotted present in various exhibits where traffic officials instructed them on handlings of a auto .
Yemeni forces again wrest Hudaydah airport from Houthis rebels
Security Council on Monday by video from Sanaa on his proposals to restart political negotiations to end the three-year conflict. Wresting the airport from the Houthis would be a significant step to a takeover of Hodeidah by coalition-backed forces.
Asian shares, oil fall as U.S.-China trade spat escalates
Taken together, the two measures would raise the effective price on almost half of all imports from China into the U.S. Trump's latest move, as Washington fights trade battles on several fronts, was unexpectedly swift and sharp.