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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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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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Democrats claim patriotism, God and American exceptionalism at convention

Thursday July 28, 2016 – PHILADELPHIA—Democrats are now playing offense on the three G’s that dogged them for so many years: God, gays and guns. Republicans mercilessly accused Barack Obama of not believing in the notion of American exceptionalism over the years. Some have said he is a closeted Muslim presiding over America’s decline. His opponents have talked relentlessly about ...

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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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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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Donald Trump says Marilyn Mosby ‘should prosecute herself’

Wednesday July 27, 2016 – GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump had a critical suggestion for State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Wednesday: “I think she ought to prosecute herself.” Trump was speaking at a press conference in Florida at the same moment Mosby appeared in West Baltimore to explain her decision to drop three remaining cases against police officers charged in the death of Freddie ...

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Supreme Court Deadlocks on Obama Immigration Plan

Thursday June 23, 2016 – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it had deadlocked in a case challenging President Obama’s plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation and allow them to work. The 4-4 tie left in place an appeals court ruling blocking the plan, dealing a sharp blow to an ambitious program that Mr. Obama ...

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