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Federal Judge Says Ohio Voter Purge Can Continue State News
Federal Judge Says Ohio Voter Purge Can Continue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. District Judge James L. Graham on Tuesday chose not to delay Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s purge of 235,000 people on Ohio voter registration rolls planned for Friday. LaRose spokeswoman Maggie Sheehan said, “Obviously we’re happy... Read More

States Expected to Announce Antitrust Probe of Google Next Week State News
States Expected to Announce Antitrust Probe of Google Next Week

WASHINGTON — More than half of state attorneys general are planning to open an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc.’s Google next week, according to two people familiar with the matter. Multiple states are planning to announce the coordinated probe on... Read More

Pentagon to Begin Diverting Construction Funds for Border Wall Immigration
Pentagon to Begin Diverting Construction Funds for Border Wall

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon announced Tuesday it would begin diverting $3.6 billion in military construction funding for a wall along the U.S. southern border, even as court challenges continue. The release of defense money makes good on President Donald Trump’s... Read More

North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map State News
North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map
2019-09-03 21:57:13
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's state legislative district maps were so severely manipulated to benefit Republican candidates that they violate the state constitution, a three-judge state superior court panel ruled Tuesday. The 357-page ruling handed down in Wake County, North Carolina, by Superior... Read More

Democrat McCready Holds Narrow Lead in North Carolina Special Election, New Poll Shows Elections
Democrat McCready Holds Narrow Lead in North Carolina Special Election, New Poll Shows
2019-09-03 20:27:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Democrat Dan McCready holds a narrow lead over Republican Dan Bishop in the special election contest to represent North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, a new poll says. With precious little time left before the Sept. 10 election, a... Read More

House Judiciary Committee to Tackle Gun Legislation Debate Next Week Congress
House Judiciary Committee to Tackle Gun Legislation Debate Next Week
2019-09-03 20:22:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee will reconvene next week taking on one of the nation's most contentious issues -- finding a way forward in the wake of a series of mass shootings. The markup on a trio of bills... Read More

Soil Health Can Combat Climate Change From the Ground Up Environment
Soil Health Can Combat Climate Change From the Ground Up

WASHINGTON — Five months after devastating spring flooding across the Midwest, farms along the Missouri River remain under water. This summer, severe drought has hit patches of Texas and Oklahoma. Areas of the West and Southeast are abnormally dry. As... Read More

Trump Administration Appears to Violate Law in Forcing Asylum-Seekers Back to Mexico, Officials Warn Immigration
Trump Administration Appears to Violate Law in Forcing Asylum-Seekers Back to Mexico, Officials Warn

MEXICALI, Mexico — From the roadside, Oswaldo Ortiz-Luna offered a box of candy to the cars idling in the golden dust of northern Mexico. His wife hawked another box of sweets farther up the line of traffic, perching their 18-month-old... Read More

Ginsburg Slams Partisan Gerrymandering Before Record Book Fest Audience Supreme Court
Ginsburg Slams Partisan Gerrymandering Before Record Book Fest Audience
2019-09-03 15:48:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday told a record crowd that had turned out to see her at the National Book Festival that "something needs to be done about partisan gerrymandering." Ginsburg was responding to... Read More

US Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation In The News
US Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation

LONDON — Fake news and social media posts are such a threat to U.S. security that the Defense Department is launching a project to repel “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” as the top Republican in Congress blocks efforts to protect the... Read More

Latest Round of Trump’s Tariffs on China Takes Effect On Many Consumer Goods Trade
Latest Round of Trump’s Tariffs on China Takes Effect On Many Consumer Goods

WASHINGTON — The first big wave of U.S. tariffs on consumer goods made in China took effect Sunday, and it won’t be long before Americans are paying more for many everyday purchases. The tariff list includes 90 types of boots,... Read More

Democratic Race Is About to Get Serious 2020 Elections
Democratic Race Is About to Get Serious

WASHINGTON — The unofficial end of summer kicks off a more intense phase of a Democratic presidential race that has been led by moderate Joe Biden, with progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in a battle for second as the... Read More

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