BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A Kern County judge on Monday night ruled in favor of the owner of Tastries Barkery, who the State of California argued in court engaged in unlawful discrimination when she decided not sell a custom wedding cake to a gay couple. A professing Christian, Cathy Miller says she will sell gay people anything else in her bakery, but will not be made to celebrate a ceremony her faith finds objectionable. Miller and her attorneys equate designing a custom cake with speech and say California compelling speech she doesn't agree with violates her own constitutional rights.
The House Intelligence Committee on Monday evening voted to make public a GOP-crafted memo alleging what some Republicans say are "shocking" surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to the committee's Democratic members. The committee voted against making public the Democrat-drafted minority memo, but did vote to release it to the entire House, Democratic lawmakers said. The majority of lawmakers expressed concern that the minority memo would damage sources and intelligence methods, according to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released the transcript of its seven-hour interview with Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, opposition research firm that helped assemble the controversial "Steele dossier."
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"Sainsbury's has recreated one of the most famous moments of the first world war in its new Christmas advert, which is squarely pitched at toppling John Lewis as king of festive sentimentality. The commercial, which premiered during ITV's Coronation Street on Wednesday night, retells the story of Christmas Day in 1914, when opposing British and German soldiers emerged from their trenches to exchange gifts and play football." -- The Guardian read more