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U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s Voter ID Law

Friday July 29, 2016 – A federal appeals court has overturned North Carolina’s sweeping voter ID law, ruling that the law was passed with “discriminatory intent” and was designed to impose barriers to block African-Americans from voting. The ruling came from a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The state is “almost certain” to appeal to ...

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Virginia police officer denied service at restaurant

  Thursday July 28, 2016 – A Virginia police officer was refused service at a restaurant Monday because one of the cooks refused to serve her while she was in uniform. Authorities said the uniformed Alexandria police officer was standing in line at Noodles & Company when the cook came out from the back and told the cashier, “You better ...

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Merkel stands by refugee policy despite ‘terrifying’ attacks

Thursday July 28, 2016 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday described recent attacks in the country and across Europe as “shocking, depressing and terrifying,” but she refused to back down from an open-door refugee policy that has attracted fierce criticism following recent assaults in the country. Germany has been rattled by four attacks in the past two weeks, three ...

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Police suspect suitcase explosion in Germany probably caused by aerosol can

Wednesday July 27, 2016 – A suitcase exploded near a reception center for migrants in southern Germany, on Wednesday, but the blast may have been caused by an aerosol can inside it, and there was no evidence of explosives being involved, police said. The incident in the Bavarian town of Zirndorf, which occurred at around 2.15 p.m. local time, sparked ...

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Former French minister will lead post-Brexit negotiations between the EU and Britain

Wednesday July 27, 2016 – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appointed Michel Barnier, a former commissioner and an ex-minister, to lead negotiations to form a new relationship with Britain after it leaves the European Union. Mr. Barnier, a center-right politician who has been France’s foreign minister and minister for agriculture, will take up his post on October 1. Barnier was ...

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Rio Olympics won’t accelerate spread of Zika virus, researchers say

Research from the Yale School of Public Health estimates that — with as many as 500,000 people visiting Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics — only 80 or fewer will be infected by the Zika virus. An even smaller number — between 3 and 37 — could bring the virus back to their home countries, researchers say. The study ...

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Bernie Sanders Supporters Don’t Care if Russia Hacked DNC Email

Wednesday July 27, 2016 – PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters couldn’t care less about Vladimir Putin’s alleged role in the hack of Democratic National Committee emails that suggest the primary was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton. They’re fuming over the content of the emails, but seem unconcerned about how they were released to the public—apparently through an ...

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