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  • High court to take new look at voting rights law

    November 9, 2012 2:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says it will consider eliminating the government's chief weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. Acting three days after the election, the justices are agreeing Friday to hear a constitutional challenge to the part of the landmark Voting Rights Act that requires... more »
  • Poll challenges, phony instructions could mar vote

    November 5, 2012 3:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - Voting rights advocates say persistent reports of robocalls incorrectly telling voters they can cast ballots over the phone and fears of aggressive challenges by monitors at polling places threaten to mar Election Day in many key states. Advocates say the fake phone calls continued to crop up in... more »
  • Thunder rally, secure place in finals

    June 7, 2012 9:05 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals with a come from behind victory over the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game... more »
  • Divers, crane in place for Italy ship fuel pumping

    January 24, 2012 6:29 AM

    ROME - Workers and equipment are moving into place to begin pumping out the half-million gallons of fuel from the toppled Costa Concordia before it spills into the pristine seas off Tuscany. A crew believed to be from the Dutch shipwreck salvage firm Smit was seen on the bow of... more »

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