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A half-century after Voting Rights Act, black religious leaders say suppression is rampant

A half-century after Voting Rights Act, black religious leaders say suppression is rampant Leaders must address continued widespread voter suppression, the president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention said on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. … Continue reading

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Senator uses old-style filibuster on CIA nominee

Senator uses old-style filibuster on CIA nominee WASHINGTON (AP) – A Republican senator and tea party favorite from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to take control of the chamber and block Senate confirmation of John Brennan’s … Continue reading

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Obama, in Europe, signs Patriot Act extension

Obama, in Europe, signs Patriot Act extension WASHINGTON (AP) – Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. “It’s … Continue reading

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Another Win for Arpaio: Immigration Activists Lose Court Battle

Another Win for Arpaio: Immigration Activists Lose Court Battle PHOENIX, AZ – After several months under consideration, Federal Judge Susan Bolton this week ruled in favor of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the County Attorney’s Office in a hotly … Continue reading

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