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Wisconsin Voter ID, Early Voting Law Partially Struck Down By Judge

By Dan Whitcomb July 29 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday struck down a string of Wisconsinvoting restrictions passed by the Republican-led legislature and ordered the state to revamp its voter identification …

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Turkey Releases 758 Detained Soldiers As Erdogan Drops Lawsuits

Turkey on Saturday released more than 750 soldiers who had been detained after an abortive coup, state media reported, while President Tayyip Erdogan said he would drop lawsuits against those who had insulted him, in a …

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This Lawsuit Has Put Big Ag On The Defensive In A Major Way

Earlier this month, the Iowa Soybean Association had a big announcement to make. The group, which represents some 11,000 growers of the state’s second-most-lucrative crop, pledged $150,000 in support for three highly …

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Justice department investigating fatal police shooting of Loreal Tsingine

The Justice Department will investigate the police shooting of a Native American woman in Arizona, a spokesman said on Friday, a day after footage released by the Winslow police department raised concerns about racial …

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Kentucky Jail Sends Black Woman To Court With No Pants. This Judge Won’t Have It.

A black woman from Kentucky was humiliated by jail officials when she was brought into a courtroom without pants, leaving a Louisville judge in disbelief. “Am I in the Twilight Zone right now?” Judge Amber Wolf …

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North Carolina Voter ID Law Targeted African-Americans, Appeals Court Rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday struck down a NorthCarolina law that required voters to show photo identification when casting ballots, ruling that it intentionally discriminated against …

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Bill Cosby Drops Lawsuit Against Woman Accusing Him Of Assault

Comedian Bill Cosby on Thursday dropped the remaining counts of a lawsuit he filed against one of the women accusing him of sexual assault, along with several others, claiming they violated the terms of a confidential …

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Brazil’s Lula To Stand Trial For Obstruction Of Justice: Court Documents

SAO PAULO, July 29 (Reuters) – Brazil’s ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA will stand trial for obstruction of justice, documents from a …

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Marijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but not jail time after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday that makes the state the third largest to …

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Prosecutors say police investigating Freddie Gray officers failed to serve cellphone search warrants

Prosecutors who failed to win convictions against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray are criticizing how police investigated their colleagues. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Baltimore prosecutors …

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