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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Wednesday, June 27

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 

Well, it's Wednesday, which means you're half way through the workweek! We're looking at another splendid day today, but the clouds will start to roll in later on ahead of some post-midnight showers. Highs will reach the mid-70s. As always, get the latest forecast at

1. High Court OKs Trump's Travel Ban, Rejects Muslim Bias Claim

A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld President Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, the conservative majority taking his side in a major ruling supporting his presidential power.

A dissenting liberal justice said the court was making a historic mistake by refusing to recognize the ban discriminates against Muslims.

The 5-4 decision was a big victory for Trump in the court's first substantive ruling on one of his administration's policies.

The decision was met with outrage and heartbreak by demonstrators and protestors in New York City. 

Read more here and here.

2. DOT to Ban Cars on 14th Street to Accomdate L Train Riders During Shutdown 

Well, L train riders you can breath a sign of relief.

The Department of Transportation announced a plan to accommodate thousands of commuters during the 15-month L train shutdown next year. 

Cars will not be allowed on 14th Street during certain hours. From 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week cars will be prohibited from driving on the street to make way for a bus-only corridor.

Read more here.

3. Toys 'R' Us Is Closing Its Doors for Good This Week

We have to grow up eventually, right?

Party City will open about 50 Toy City pop-up stores later this year that will run through the holiday season, the company said in a statement.

They hope to fill a gap left by Toys R Us, now bankrupt, and closing its remaining stores this week.

Party City said it will roll out the temporary toy stores alongside its Halloween City pop-up shops in “optimal” markets where it found attractive leasing options. The company will also expand its online market for toys

Read more here.

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