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  • First Ala. city freed from Voting Rights Act

    First Ala. city freed from Voting Rights Act

    Monday, June 10 2013 9:55 AM EDT2013-06-10 13:55:16 GMT
    The city of Pinson is the first in Alabama to be free of the federal requirement for prior approval of election-related changes. The Birmingham News reports (http://bit.ly/IlWBUj ) a three-judge panelMore >>
    The city successfully argued it doesn't have the history of voting discrimination that caused Congress to impose the anti-discrimination law's requirements on certain places across the country in 1965.More >>

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  • How high-level Chinese officials are taken down

    How high-level Chinese officials are taken down

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:48:28 GMT
    The investigation into China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for graft. It's hard to predict how his case will...More >>
    The investigation into China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for graft. It's hard to predict how his case will be...More >>
  • Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:07:10 GMT
    When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.More >>
    When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.More >>
  • Senate tires of patching highway programs

    Senate tires of patching highway programs

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:28:34 GMT
    The Senate has delivered an unexpectedly strong vote in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs.More >>
    The Senate delivered an unexpectedly strong vote Tuesday in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs, a sign that Congress may have...More >>

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