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Generational split among SC black voters could hurt Biden

For James Felder, the question of which presidential candidate to support in the South Carolina primary has never been terribly complicated. The 80-year-old civil rights activist has always backed Joe Biden, appreciative of the eight years he spent as the ...

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Supreme Court hears battle over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Supreme Court this week appeared ready to remove an obstacle to construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, with a majority of justices expressing skepticism about a lower court ruling that tossed out a key permit needed for the natural ...

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Missouri bill would restore ex-felons’ right to vote sooner

Most former felons in Missouri who were convicted of nonviolent crimes would get their voting rights back sooner under proposals pitched this week in a state Senate committee. Missouri is among 21 states where felons lose the right to vote ...

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‘Deportation with a layover:’ US sends migrants to Guatemala

After he was involved in a fender bender with a gang member, the Honduran delivery driver was in trouble: The accident wasn’t his fault, but he couldn’t pay the damages, and the other driver threatened to kill him. Fearing for ...

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Fired Kansas City school worker blames bosses for faked data

A fired Kansas City Public Schools secretary who was among seven employees accused of falsifying attendance data in a bid to help the district regain accreditation said she and her co-workers were following orders from top administrators. Former Central Middle ...

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One clear message from Democrats: We want big change

Democrats’ desire for dramatic political change has emerged as a driving force in the party’s presidential primary battle, one that extends beyond the progressive wing and presents challenges for candidates running on promises of moderation. In Iowa, New Hampshire and ...

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Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and was immediately handcuffed and led off to jail, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement. The 67-year-old Weinstein ...

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Moderates hustle to blunt Sanders’ momentum after Nevada win

Bernie Sanders’ commanding Nevada caucus victory made him a top target for his Democratic rivals and a growing source of anxiety for establishment Democrats worried that the nomination of an avowed democratic socialist could cost the party in November. The ...

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US ‘honor roll’ of historic places often ignores slavery

Antebellum Southern plantations were built on the backs of enslaved people, and many of those plantations hold places of honor on the National Register of Historic Places – but don’t look for many mentions of slavery in the government’s official ...

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