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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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  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:48:24 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he's not concerned about widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and will continue to work toward that goal.More >>
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime...More >>
  • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:47:47 GMT
    China's Communist Party says it has launched an investigation into a former domestic security chief who was once among the country's most feared leaders.More >>
    China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly...More >>
  • US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:43:37 GMT
    The United States says there's been "no shred of evidence" that Russia is willing to help end the violence and bloodshed between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government in Kiev.More >>
    The United States on Tuesday said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" that it is willing to help end the violence between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government that is trying to maintain its...More >>

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