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MAY 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Justice Department Voting Rights Proposal Could Make A Huge Difference For Native Americans

WASHINGTON -- Native Americans and Alaska Natives have overcome voting barriers that prevented them from casting ballots two decades after the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 and subjected them to literacy tests into the 1970s. But some still have to travel more than 100 miles to vote -- a hardship that voting rights advocates said should be addressed by the ...

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MAY 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - Wacky For Pataki

A New Yorker hasn’t sweated under the spotlight like George Pataki did during his presidential campaign announcement today since Patrick Ewing in the 1994 finals. Rick Santorum is so out of touch with the culture that he is getting rid of his sweater vests just as normcore is peaking. And if you were to travel back to 1991, no one ...

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MAY 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Feds Tell Their Employees To Stay Away From Marijuana, Even In States That Have Legalized

The federal government wants to be clear with its federal employees that might live in states that have reformed their marijuana laws: Marijuana remains illegal, so don't use it. In guidance issued this week from Katherine Archuleta, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, to the heads of all federal departments and agencies, Archuleta says in no uncertain terms ...

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MAY 28, 2015 - Seattle Times

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Alaska governor tours Shell oil rig in Seattle

The governor of Alaska on Wednesday toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront then met with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington's position on future Arctic drilling will hurt the economy of Alaska.

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MAY 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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American Kids Are Poorer Than They Were Decades Ago, Education Report Shows

Poverty, which affects a growing number of American students, begins its negative impact on learning as early as the beginning of kindergarten, according to a National Center for Education Statistics report released Thursday. Teachers reported that kindergarten students from affluent households in the 2010-2011 school year were more likely to have positive approaches to learning than those whose families live ...

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