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Supreme Court to hear major Wisconsin case on electoral maps

Supreme Court to hear major Wisconsin case on electoral maps

Whitford . The Supreme Court has weighed in on the issue of race and congressional district-drawing, most recently last month when it rejected two North Carolina districts, as The Two-Way reported . The Wisconsin voters who sued to challenge the Assembly map argued that gaps over 7 percent violated the Constitution. But with the advent of sophisticated computer programs, it has become increasingly easy for a party that controls a state legislature to exaggerate its influence not only in ... Read More

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3300 dead since central Congo conflict in August

3300 dead since central Congo conflict in August

Similar attacks appear to have occurred in more than 20 villages in Kamonya over the past two months, and numerous victims and witnesses said the militia is organised and armed by local authorities. Violence flared up in the DRC's Kasai regions in August 2016, when a customary chief was killed by Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC), as DRC's armed forces are known. Read More

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Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday

Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday

Talks on Britain leaving the European Union began Monday with both sides saying they will focus first on an orderly withdrawal: a deal for citizens living in each other's territory, border arrangements between Ireland and the United Kingdom and the amount that Britain will pay to get out of previous EU commitments. Read More

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US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting of Republican Steve Scalise

Cedric Richmond , the Democrats' star pitcher, a congressman from Louisiana, said his last stop before arriving at the stadium on Thursday would be a visit to MedStar Washington , where Scalise is being treated. The Republican team's manager, Rep. Joe Barton , R-Tex., was looking forward to a spirited game Thursday, according to Roll Call , which also sponsors the game. Read More

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Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations

And deciding to unveil the policy in Miami suggests it will please the hardline Cuban exiles whose support Trump considered significant to winning Florida , and the presidency. The changes won't go into effect until new documents laying out details are issued. Members of Cuba's small but vibrant independent civil society say they fear the new policy will do more harm than good. Read More

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Lawyer says Trump not under investigation

The president has denied trying to influence the investigation but has acknowledged in an interview that Russian Federation was on his mind when he dismissed Comey. "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director (James Comey ) by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" As the legal rope has tightened, his allies have gone on the offensive, questioning Mueller's credibility. Read More

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United States considers sanctions on North Korea trade allies

United States considers sanctions on North Korea trade allies

Rodman's arrival overlapped with his hosts freeing a comatose American college student they had imprisoned since January 2016 for stealing a propaganda poster. Chang also talks about N. Korea's missile capabilities and the timeline for their ability to strike the USA with a nuclear weapon. It was not immediately clear if Rodman's visit to North Korea was purely coincidental with Warmbier's release. Read More

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Gunman who shot Republican congressman had history of railing against GOP

Gunman who shot Republican congressman had history of railing against GOP

Steve Scalise , who is seriously wounded - but I can say with confidence that he continues to receive the best possible medical care". Bernie Sanders said the gunman had been among the many volunteers on his presidential campaign. Steve Scalise and three others at an Alexandria, Virginia, park Wednesday morning (June 15) told reporters she had no idea what her husband had planned and was sorry he did it, according to television stations in St. Read More

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U.S. attorney general angers Democrats with refusal to testify on Trump conversations

To his boss? To his former Senate colleagues? Sessions said he agreed with firing Comey, and said he thought that before deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein recommended he be fired. Trump has disputed Comey's recollection and said last week he is "100 percent" willing to give his own version under oath. "It's something that we both agreed to that a fresh start at the Federal Bureau of Investigation was probably the best thing", Sessions said of his conversations with Rosenstein ... Read More

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Tillerson warns against steps that cut off talks with Russia

Russian exports to North Korea in the first two months of this year shot up by 149 percent , according to Russian media reports, while China banned coal exports to its belligerent neighbor. "I think we're really leaning into United States leadership to make it clear to these long-standing allies and very important allies and friends of ours that America has been leading for a very long time, and the American people have been reaching in their pockets and paying for this leadership for a ... Read More

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Stam won't leave Reading for Leeds United job

Stam won't leave Reading for Leeds United job

The Dutchman's strong first season caught the attention of new Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani who is now looking to replace Garry Monk after he recently left the club to join Middlesbrough . Radrizzani will be aware that his new man needs to be able to build on that progress if the club are to finally return to the Premier League for the first time since 2004. Read More

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Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks

Tehran police said the auto the attackers used on Wednesday was discovered on Saturday in the city centre. The ministry released their photographs and first names, and said they were part of a network that entered Iran in July-August 2016 under the leadership of "high-ranking Daesh commander" Abu Aisha intending to carry out "terrorist operations in religious cities". Read More

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May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

Anger in May's ranks is palpable, with some prominent members uncomfortable with the plan to form a parliamentary alliance with the pro-Brexit DUP. May shrugged off suggestions her days in Downing St. An ally of Johnson told the newspaper: "We are facing a populist and they have realised we need someone who can talk to the people". "If any of that is a condition of confidence and supply it simply won't work". Read More

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Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Twitter hurting cause

Trump issued his initial travel ban by executive order in January, but that measure-which banned entry to nationals from seven countries for 90 days and suspended the nation's refugee program for 120 days-was quickly halted by the courts. Both orders, aimed at temporarily halting entry to the US from a half-dozen Muslim-majority countries, have been blocked by the lower courts. The second version of the ban, in contrast to the first one, did not include citizens of Iraq and modified the ... Read More

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Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key

Instead, voters stripped the Conservatives of their parliamentary majority. But Johnson said he backed May. The change was unlikely to significantly quell unrest within the party. British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a new chief of staff following the resignation of her two top aides. May wore snake-print kitten heels and a blue suit to meet Queen Elizabeth II and then speak outside 10 Downing Street . Read More

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