June 2014 Current Events: U.S. News

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Here are the key events in United States news for the month of June 2014.

  • San Antonio Beats Miami for NBA Title (June 15): The San Antonio Spurs win their fifth NBA championship, dominating the Miami Heat, 104–87, in game five. The Spurs wining four games to one avenges their loss to the Heat in last year's finals. San Antonio small forward Kawhi Leonard, age 22, is named the finals MVP. The Spurs have won five championships since 1999; all five victories have been with Coach Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan.

  • Supreme Court Rules on Cellphone Privacy (June 25): In an unanimous vote, the Supreme Court rules that police need a warrant to search the cellphone of anyone that they arrest. The decision is for two cases on the same issue that the Court heard back in April, Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie.

  • Supreme Court Weighs in on Television Industry (June 25): The Supreme Court decides in a six to three vote that the start-up streaming company Aereo violated copyright laws by capturing and offering broadcast signals to their subscribers for a fee. The Court's ruling in ABC v. Aereo is in favor of the major networks in the television broadcasting industry which argued that Aereo was stealing their programming.

  • Supreme Court Rules against Contraceptives Mandate (June 30): In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court decides in favor of corporations owned by religious families. In a close five to four vote, the Court rules that corporations like Hobby Lobby cannot be forced to pay for insurance that covers contraception for female workers under the Affordable Care Act because it is a violation of the federal law protecting religious freedom. The ruling is seen as the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

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