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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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  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

    Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:32:31 GMT
    A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see...More >>
    Senate Democrats are preparing to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the border with Mexico.More >>
  • Gov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

    Gov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:58 GMT
    The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's...More >>
    The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to...More >>
  • US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

    US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:40:36 GMT
    A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train.More >>
    As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.More >>

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