TOP STORY--New Trump Rules on Cuba Travel Leaves Winners and Losers

By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and BETH J. HARPAZ, Associated Press

President Donald Trump's new policy on travel to Cuba has winners and losers: Group tour operators could sell more trips, but bed-and-breakfast owners in Cuba say they're losing business.

Lodging owners say they started getting cancellations after Trump's June 16 announcement. Tony Lopez, who rents out an apartment in Havana's trendy Vedado (vay-dah-doe) neighborhood, says the new policy is hurting Cuban entrepreneurs.

Under the new rules, only licensed tour operators can take Americans to Cuba on people-to-people trips. So some Americans who planned to go on their own are canceling trips.

On the other hand, organized tour groups are now the only game in town for people-to-people trips. One expert says tour companies should be "opening Champagne" because the new rules could increase their business.

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BARBRI Law Preview and ABA Recognize Next "Lawyer to Change the World" with $10K Scholarship

DALLAS -- BARBRI Law Preview, part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, and the American Bar Association (ABA) are pleased to announce Texas native Amanda Sarmiento as the winner of the 2017 Law Preview One Lawyer Can Change the World $10,000 scholarship. The scholarship will go towards Sarmiento's first year tuition at Texas A&M University School of Law as she pursues her dream of becoming an immigration lawyer. 

"Every person in this country is affected in some way by immigration. The topic is at the forefront of political discourse and a hot button issue in our society," Sarmiento says. "This BARBRI scholarship will greatly benefit me in my quest to create meaningful immigration legislation, and in doing so, change the world, and allow me the opportunity and privilege of impacting the lives of so many for years to come."

Incoming Loyola University Chicago School ofLaw student Katie McLaughlin was awarded the runner-up scholarship of $5,000 toward her first year tuition.

"I have come to believe that one lawyer really can change the world," McLaughlin says. "BARBRI and the ABA are dedicated to empowering individuals to do just that. Words cannot express how grateful and humbled I am to be so generously supported in pursuit of my dreams."

Now in its second year, the Law Preview 1L scholarship opportunity challenges incoming law students to write an essay describing how as lawyers they would change the world. Finalists were selected by a team of BARBRI Law Preview panelists, and winners chosen by the Chair of ABA's Young Lawyers Division. All 1,200 applicants will receive free ABA membership, and the top 10 applicants will receive a complimentary ABA premium one-year membership.

"We continue to be impressed and motivated by the words we read from these future lawyers and consider it both our privilege and obligation to support and contribute towards the realization of their dreams and goals," says BARBRI Law Preview President Don Macaulay.

Law Preview is an innovative, comprehensive law school prep course that has proven to enhance early law school academic success. Offered as week-long, law professor-led sessions in 21 locations around the country, Law Preview teaches students how to brief cases, write outlines, study effectively, take tests and manage their time – all critical skills for success in law school. In addition to the skills portion, the classroom course also provides an overview of the six core law school subjects that are required for most students in their first year.

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10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHERE GOP HEALTH CARE BILL MAY COME UP SHORT

Trump seems to have a realistic chance of repealing "Obamacare," but he's nowhere close to fulfilling his promises of affordable health care for all.

2. WHAT'S ON HIGH COURT DOCKET

The Supreme Court is poised to act on the Trump administration's travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground.

3. WHY TAKATA FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION

The Japanese air bag maker says it's the only way to ensure it could carry on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.

4. 'HOMOSEXUAL DEMONS' CASE COMES TO LIGHT

AP finds that authorities delayed their investigation and told Matthew Fenner his only option was to pursue misdemeanor charges against North Carolina church members he says assaulted him in the sanctuary.

5. COAL ON RISE IN CHINA, INDIA AFTER MAJOR 2016 DROP

Whether the comeback proves fleeting has significant implications for long-term climate emission reduction targets.

6. DOZENS MISSING AFTER TOURIST BOAT SINKS IN COLOMBIA

Packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend, the El Almirante ferry capsizes on a reservoir near Medellin, leaving at least six people dead, officials say.

7. 'PHARMA BRO' DEFIES ADVICE TO KEEP QUIET BEFORE FRAUD TRIAL

Martin Shkreli, best known for becoming a pariah after his drug company raised a medication 5,000 percent, continues preening and trolling on social media.

8. REPLICA USED TO PINPOINT CALIFORNIA DAM REPAIRS

Engineers in Utah are doing tests on a 100-foot long model that is 1/50th the size of the Oroville Dam spillway that connects to the country's tallest dam.

9. WHO SHINED AT BET AWARDS

Remy Ma ends rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce.

10. WESTBROOK TO LEARN IF HISTORIC SEASON WAS MVP ONE

The Oklahoma City Thunder star became the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 to average a triple-double for a season and won his second scoring title.

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