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49 MINS AGO - Huffington Post

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Voters In 14 States Navigating New Rules While Trying To Cast Ballots

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - U.S. voters in 14 states are navigating new laws that critics say make it harder for lower-income and minority voters, who typically back Democrats, to cast ballots in the midterm elections. Advocacy groups across the country are gearing up to help voters contend with cutbacks in early voting and new state requirements ...

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4 HOURS AGO - American Prospect

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Will Court Decision Against Voting Rights Advocates Shift Outcome in Georgia Senate Race?

This article originally appeared at Facing South, the website pubished by the Institute for Southern Studies. In the last couple weeks, polls on Georgia's races for U.S. Senate and governor have become closer and closer—so close, in fact, that a court decision on October 28 over allegedly missing voter registrations may affect the races' outcome. Michelle Nunn, the Democratic candidate ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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GOP Hopes It Won't Need Immigration Reform To Win Over Colorado Latinos

DENVER -- Standing in her driveway in Aurora, Colorado, a diverse suburb just east of Denver, a woman listened impatiently on Monday as a 17-year-old canvasser from the Latino advocacy group Mi Familia Vota attempted to talk to her about the election. The canvasser, Daniela Alonzo, had tried to enter the yard, but the woman asked her to go back ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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Prominent Chinese Politician Compared Hong Kong Protesters To American Slaves

Earlier this week a prominent Chinese politician and businesswoman reportedly compared Hong Kong's protestors demands for democracy to the emancipation of African-American slaves, The New York Times reports. Laura Cha, a nonofficial member of Hong Kong’s Executive Council, spoke at a trade event in Paris on Wednesday when she gave the analogy, saying, “American slaves were liberated in 1861, but ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Idaho Governor Vows To Keep Fighting Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

WASHINGTON -- Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) vowed Thursday to keep fighting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in his state, even as that effort costs Idaho tens of thousands of dollars. "I'm not ready to surrender to a few folks in black robes," Otter said during a gubernatorial debate. "I'm not ready to surrender the will of ...

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