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7 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Texas Voter ID Law Heads To Trial In U.S. Court

By Jon Herskovitz Sept. 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. court in Texas will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case over a law requiring voters to present photo identification, a move the state's Republican leaders say will prevent fraud while plaintiffs call it a veiled attempt at suppressing minority turnout. The case is also part of a new strategy by ...

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AUG 30, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Jamaica's Javed Jaghai Drops Legal Challenge To Anti-Gay Sodomy Law

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday. Last year, Javed Jaghai made headlines after initiating a constitutional court challenge to Jamaica's 1864 law that bans sex between men. He ...

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AUG 30, 2014 - The Nation

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Minnesota Home Care Workers Unionize

Members of the Service Employess International Union in Minnesota (photo credit: SEIU Healthcare Minnesota)  Home healthcare workers in Minnesota went to work this week with a spring in their step: they just got a union, opening up a new door for negotiating higher wages and career advancement for some 27,000 healthcare workers statewide. For the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Judge Throws Out Chris McDaniel Lawsuit Challenging Thad Cochran Victory

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff. Judge Hollis McGehee said Friday that state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran, failed to start the election challenge on time. McDaniel will announce Tuesday whether he will appeal the ruling to the Mississippi Supreme ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - NPR

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Texas Voter ID Law Goes To Trial

A federal court will hear a challenge to the Texas voter ID law next week. It's an important and closely-watched voting rights case that could end up in the Supreme Court.

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