U.S. Student Freed by North Korea Dies, The Slants Win Supreme Court Trademark Battle, and More

Otto Warmbier, the American college student held prisoner in North Korea for more than a year, died on Monday, days after his release. Doctors say evidence does not support Pyongyang’s claim that Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Read the story from The AP.


The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band’s Name In Trademark Dispute

The government cannot refuse to register potentially offensive names as trademarks, said the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Asian-American band The Slants. The band wants to reclaim a word often considered a slur. The decision could affect how the First Amendment is applied in other trademark cases, including the Washington Redskins’ ongoing battle.  Read the story from NPR. 


Jared Kushner Speaks, and Washington Takes Notice

Jared Kushner typically stays behind the scenes. So when the senior advisor and son-in-law to President Trump publicly addressed tech executives at the White House to mark “technology week,” his rare public remarks grabbed the attention of Washington — and the internet. Read the story from The AP.


Spicer Likely to Take Less Public Role

Known for his fiery press briefings, White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s public role has diminished in recent weeks. It is expected to dwindle further with reports he may trade in the podium for a more senior communications role in the Trump administration. Read the story from The AP.