Supreme Court Permits Execution Drug, Trump Gets Fired, BBC Lists 'Forgotten' Stories: P.M. Links


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    It's another round of Supreme Court decisions (and the last for the term). Today the Supreme Court rejected a claim that the use of a drug by Oklahoma in executions was a violation of the 8th Amendment. In a separate case, the court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must take costs and benefits into account when imposing anti-pollution regulations.

  • NBC is severing its relationship with Donald Trump because of his comments about immigrants. His terrible Celebrity Apprentice show will continue on without him for unfathomable reasons.
  • The BBC has listed links to all the stories that Google has been ordered to omit from search results as part of the European Union's "right to be forgotten" ruling from last year. Many of the stories are—unsurprisingly—about people committing crimes or engaging in misconduct of some sort.
  • President Barack Obama has signed into law the bill that grants him "fast-track" authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. It will then come back to Congress for a vote.
  • There have been seven recent shark attacks off the coast of the Carolinas, and nobody's quite sure why. They're organizing!
  • New York has announced it will formalize a ban on fracking after a seven-year review.
  • The State Department ejected a reporter from the Free Beacon from a press conference and threatened security on him.

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