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Justice Sotomayor describes crying after some Supreme Court decisions: Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the senior most liberal on the conservative Supreme Court ...
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Justice Sotomayor describes crying after some Supreme Court decisions
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Martha-Ann Alito: Upside-down flag a ‘signal of distress’ : Martha-Ann Alito, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s wife, previously said hanging the American ...
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Martha-Ann Alito: Upside-down flag a ‘signal of distress’ 
Quick Glance: Controversy Surrounding Justice Samuel Alito's Inverted Flags
  • Martha-Ann Alito described the inverted American flag as an international distress signal in 2021.

  • The upside-down flag was raised by Alito's wife in response to a neighborhood dispute.

  • The flag-related revelations have sparked discussions in Washington.

  • Renewed calls for ethical guidelines for the Supreme Court have emerged.
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Supreme Court sides with South Carolina GOP over racial gerrymander case: The Supreme Court upheld a Republican-drawn congressional district in South Carolina on ...
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Supreme Court sides with South Carolina GOP over racial gerrymander case
Quick Glance: Supreme Court Rules on South Carolina Voting Map
  • The Supreme Court allowed South Carolina to maintain a controversial voting map deemed unconstitutional by a lower court.

  • Despite the ruling by the Federal District Court in Columbia, S.C., the Supreme Court voted 6 to 3 in favor of keeping the voting map.

  • Republican lawmakers redrew the district after the 2020 census to strengthen the Republican tilt, resulting in a shift of Black voters.

  • Emphasizing scrutiny under the Constitution's equal protection clause, the court highlighted the importance of examining race as a primary factor in district design.
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OPINION | Criminalizing people living in the street doesn’t work: The Supreme Court can authorize governments to default to unlimited criminalization ...
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OPINION | Criminalizing people living in the street doesn’t work
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Pennsylvania Democrat blasts Alito for blaming flag controversy on his wife: Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Penn.), in a Sunday interview, blasted Supreme Court Justice ...
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Pennsylvania Democrat blasts Alito for blaming flag controversy on his ...
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Dozens of House Democrats urge Alito to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases: A group of House Democrats on Tuesday called on Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to ...
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Dozens of House Democrats urge Alito to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases
Quick Glance: Alito and the Controversial Flag
  • President George W. Bush appointed Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court in 2005, making him Bush's second choice for the job.

  • An upside-down American flag flew outside Alito's home in Virginia, raising concerns about his impartiality in crucial cases such as the 2020 presidential elections and the Capitol riot.

  • Alito is accused of violating ethics rules, with calls for his impeachment or recusal in Trump-related cases.

  • Sen. Dick Durbin urges Congress to pass the Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act to enforce a binding code of conduct for Justices and enhance transparency.
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Column: Is our flag at half staff all the time now? For Memorial Day, we asked why
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Column: Is our flag at half staff all the time now? For Memorial Day ...
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What more need Alito do before Durbin gets off the stick?: Passivity in the face of Supreme Court corruption is unacceptable.
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What more need Alito do before Durbin gets off the stick?
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We asked readers whether they are better off in 2024. Here’s what they said: By many metrics, the US economy is doing well, but polls show that lots of Americans ...
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We asked readers whether they are better off in 2024. Here’s what they ...
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Biden administration announces additional $7.7 billion in student debt relief: The Biden administration announced the cancellation of an additional $7 ...
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Biden administration announces additional $7.7 billion in student debt ...
Quick Glance: Biden Cancels Student Loans for 160,000 More Borrowers
  • The latest initiative by the Education Department is set to erase $7.7 billion in federal student loans.

  • President Joe Biden emphasized his determination to cancel student debt, regardless of attempts by Republican officials to impede the process.

  • The cancellation continues despite legal challenges from Republican-led states under Biden's new SAVE Plan.

  • While the Biden administration continues to cancel loans through existing programs, it is also advocating for a new, one-time cancellation to assist over 30 million borrowers in five categories.
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6,000 doctors call on Supreme Court to protect emergency abortions: Almost 6,000 doctors called on the Supreme Court to protect emergency abortions ...
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6,000 doctors call on Supreme Court to protect emergency abortions
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With South Carolina Ruling, Alito May as Well Fly a Confederate Flag: Forget what's been flown over his homes, look at the decision he wrote before the U.S ...
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With South Carolina Ruling, Alito May as Well Fly a Confederate Flag
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OPINION | Out of order: Who will keep the Supreme Court accountable if it won’t police itself?
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OPINION | Out of order: Who will keep the Supreme Court accountable if it ...
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Clarence Thomas attacks Brown v. Education ruling amid 70th anniversary: Thomas suggests the court overreached its authority in the landmark decision.
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Clarence Thomas attacks Brown v. Education ruling amid 70th anniversary
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Hamas Fires Rockets at Tel Aviv for First Time in Months: The barrage was launched from Rafah, Gaza, which remains under attack by Israel’s military.
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Hamas Fires Rockets at Tel Aviv for First Time in Months
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Key Senate Democrats seek meeting with Chief Justice Roberts over 'Supreme Court’s ethics crisis'
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Key Senate Democrats seek meeting with Chief Justice Roberts over 'Supreme ...
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Justice Alito’s Jan. 6 Flags Are a Desperate Wake-Up Call for the DOJ: All three branches of our government have so far failed to do anything about the ethics ...
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Justice Alito’s Jan. 6 Flags Are a Desperate Wake-Up Call for the DOJ
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U.N. Court Orders Israel to Halt Some Military Operations in Rafah: International Court of Justice says Israel’s ongoing Gaza assault imperils civilian ...
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U.N. Court Orders Israel to Halt Some Military Operations in Rafah
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Democrats press Chief Justice Roberts to address ethics at Supreme Court: Sens. Dick Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse say flags flown outside the homes of Justice ...
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Democrats press Chief Justice Roberts to address ethics at Supreme Court
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Justice Sotomayor Admits Some SCOTUS Rulings Have Driven Her To Tears: The liberal justice also hinted that there may be more conservative victories soon as the ...
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Justice Sotomayor Admits Some SCOTUS Rulings Have Driven Her To Tears
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Democrat introduces Alito censure resolution over upside-down flag: A Tennessee Democrat introduced a resolution in the House to censure Supreme Court Justice ...
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Democrat introduces Alito censure resolution over upside-down flag
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Opinion | Joe Biden’s 2024 Election Bribes: The president is using the U.S. Treasury like a 1920s party boss’s safe.
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Opinion | Joe Biden’s 2024 Election Bribes
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Rishi Sunak names July 4 for UK general election: What’s next?: Sunak announced general election which could signal an end to his Conservative Party’s 14 years ...
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Rishi Sunak names July 4 for UK general election: What’s next?
Quick Glance: Rishi Sunak Plans Election for 4 July After Intense Discussions
  • Beth Rigby explains that a Tory victory would be historic, despite the odds against Sunak.

  • It is expected that Rishi Sunak will announce the election for 4 July.

  • Discussions about a summer election are based on an improved economic situation and stagnant polls.

  • Cabinet ministers meet amid heated speculation about the upcoming election.
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Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Senate Probe of Alito Insurrection-Linked Flags: "Every single minute matters," said the Democratic congresswoman ...
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Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Senate Probe of Alito Insurrection-Linked Flags
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Former Obama aide warns of potential Trump victory’s impact on Supreme Court  : Dan Pfeiffer, a former Obama adviser, on Tuesday warned the U.S ...
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Former Obama aide warns of potential Trump victory’s impact on Supreme ...
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Alito’s inverted flag makes a mockery of the Supreme Court’s code of ethics: The inverted flag on Justice Alito’s flagpole violates nearly all of the court’s ...
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Alito’s inverted flag makes a mockery of the Supreme Court’s code of ...
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Supreme Court declines case on gender identity policy in schools: The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case on school gender identity policy parents say is ...
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Supreme Court declines case on gender identity policy in schools
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The Sad Reality About Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s Flag Revelations: Eyebrows might be raised over news of the Supreme Court justice’s controversial ...
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The Sad Reality About Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s Flag ...
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Justice Samuel Alito's 'Dumb' Flag Flying Rebuked by Federal Judge: U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor wrote in his essay that "courts work because people trust ...
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Justice Samuel Alito's 'Dumb' Flag Flying Rebuked by Federal Judge
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Raskin on upside-down flag at Alito home: ‘It’s a very clear conflict of interest’
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Raskin on upside-down flag at Alito home: ‘It’s a very clear conflict of ...
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Biden wants to notch one more legislative achievement: More judges than Trump: With major legislation likely behind it, the White House wants to finalize its ...
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Biden wants to notch one more legislative achievement: More judges than ...
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Dems Don’t Plan to Do Anything About Those Concerning Alito Flags: Report: A whole lot of nothing, it appears.
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Dems Don’t Plan to Do Anything About Those Concerning Alito Flags: Report
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Biden to secure 200th judicial confirmation as election looms: President Joe Biden is set to secure U.S. Senate confirmation of his 200th appointment to the ...
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Biden to secure 200th judicial confirmation as election looms
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Judge presiding over Trump election case wins election to keep seat, DA Fani Willis wins Dem primary
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Judge presiding over Trump election case wins election to keep seat ...
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Bolton defends Alito amid ‘outrageous’ flag controversy: Former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday fiercely defended Supreme Court Justice Samuel ...
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Bolton defends Alito amid ‘outrageous’ flag controversy
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South Africa elections 2024: Ten key people who could shape it: Elections in the country are won based on party popularity but some personalities are driving the ...
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South Africa elections 2024: Ten key people who could shape it
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Trump says he is 'looking at' policies that would restrict birth control access : Former President Donald Trump signaled during a new interview that he's open to ...
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Trump says he is 'looking at' policies that would restrict birth control ...
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Opinion | A Flagging Campaign Against Justice Alito: The ‘ethics’ attack having failed, the left turns to flag etiquette.
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Opinion | A Flagging Campaign Against Justice Alito
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Biden touts confirmation of 200th judge of his presidency: ‘Judges matter’: President Biden on Wednesday celebrated the Senate confirming the 200th judge since ...
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Biden touts confirmation of 200th judge of his presidency: ‘Judges matter’
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Why Louisiana is pushing to classify abortion pills in the same category as opioids
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Why Louisiana is pushing to classify abortion pills in the same category ...
Quick Glance: Louisiana Governor Enacts Law Classifying Abortion Pills as Controlled Substances
  • Louisiana's leader, Jeff Landry, signed a groundbreaking bill into law on Friday, classifying abortion pills as controlled substances.

  • The legislation places the abortion pill regimen - mifepristone and misoprostol - in the same category as opioids and other addictive medications.

  • Ownership of the medications without a prescription in Louisiana is now prohibited, with pregnant women possessing the pills for personal use being exempt.

  • The law introduces a new offense called 'coerced criminal abortion', prohibiting third parties from deceptively using an abortion-inducing drug to induce abortion on an unsuspecting pregnant woman.
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New Mexico Judge Lifts Order on Discarding Homeless People’s Property: A district judge stood by his previous finding that the city has seized and destroyed ...
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New Mexico Judge Lifts Order on Discarding Homeless People’s Property
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Bump stock ruling could trigger booming rapid-fire marketplace: If the Supreme Court rules that bump stocks aren’t machine guns later this summer ...
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Bump stock ruling could trigger booming rapid-fire marketplace
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Republican voter suppression is driven by more than partisanship: A toxic brew of politics, racism and conservative Supreme Court rulings fuels the effort to ...
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Republican voter suppression is driven by more than partisanship
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How the Supreme Court can get around its ethical dilemmas on Trump-related cases: It would be an institutional tragedy if the justices allowed the votes of one ...
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How the Supreme Court can get around its ethical dilemmas on Trump-related ...
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France Aims for G-7 Deal on Russian Assets After US Proposal: The French government backed a US a proposal to tap frozen Russian assets for Ukraine’s benefit ...
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France Aims for G-7 Deal on Russian Assets After US Proposal
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‘Stop the Steal’ flag at Supreme Court Justice Alito’s home raises concerns: The lie that President Joe Biden stole the 2020 presidential election ...
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‘Stop the Steal’ flag at Supreme Court Justice Alito’s home raises ...
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Ebrahim Raisi death: reactions after Iran President helicopter crash: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner long seen as a potential successor to Supreme ...
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Ebrahim Raisi death: reactions after Iran President helicopter crash
Quick Glance: Iran: Did Sanctions Lead to Raisi Helicopter Crash?
  • Initial accusations after the helicopter crash of Iranian President Raisi point towards the US and their sanctions.

  • The helicopter involved was an older model but still in use globally.

  • Western sanctions impact the safety of Iranian aviation, while Russia and China supply modern technology.

  • Poor weather conditions and potential training deficiencies may have contributed to the tragic crash, despite simple precautions that could have prevented it.
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Catholic Church shift marks ‘a step back in time’ for some: They often stand out in the pews, with the men in ties and the women sometimes with the lace head ...
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Catholic Church shift marks ‘a step back in time’ for some
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Sean Combs Admits He Assaulted Ex-Girlfriend Cassie Ventura: ‘My behavior in that video is inexcusable,’ he says of footage that captured a 2016 altercation.
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Sean Combs Admits He Assaulted Ex-Girlfriend Cassie Ventura
Quick Glance: Sean Combs Addresses 'Inexcusable' Behavior in 2016 Video Release
  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs publicly apologized after a video surfaced allegedly showing him hitting his ex-girlfriend Cassie in 2016.

  • Combs took responsibility for his actions in the video, emphasizing that he sought therapy and rehab following the incident.

  • Cassie filed a lawsuit accusing Combs of rape and physical abuse, with the video release seeming to corroborate her claims.

  • Despite denying all allegations, Combs faced multiple lawsuits involving sexual assault and criminal activities.
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Today in History: Oprah Winfrey tapes final episode of talk show: On May 24, 2011, Oprah Winfrey taped the final episode of her long-running talk show.
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Today in History: Oprah Winfrey tapes final episode of talk show
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Trump hush-money judge Juan Merchan runs Wednesday mental health court: When he's not overseeing former President Donald Trump's hush-money trial on Wednesdays ...
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Trump hush-money judge Juan Merchan runs Wednesday mental health court
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Opinion | A Flagging Campaign Against Justice Alito: The ‘ethics’ attack having failed, the left turns to flag etiquette.
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Opinion | A Flagging Campaign Against Justice Alito
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SCOTUS Approves Racially Gerrymandered South Carolina Voting Map: Back in the U.S., the Supreme Court on Thursday approved a South Carolina congressional map ...
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SCOTUS Approves Racially Gerrymandered South Carolina Voting Map
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Georgia Supreme Court justice holds onto seat in race centered on abortion: Georgia Supreme Court Justice Andrew Pinson is projected to win reelection on Tuesday ...
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Georgia Supreme Court justice holds onto seat in race centered on abortion
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Biden will cap off a week of outreach to Black Americans with Morehouse commencement
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Biden will cap off a week of outreach to Black Americans with Morehouse ...
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Jamie Raskin Explains What America Could Do to Fix the Supreme Court: At a live Amicus taping, the congressman and former constitutional law professor had some ...
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Jamie Raskin Explains What America Could Do to Fix the Supreme Court
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Colombia begins exploring 'holy grail of shipwrecks': Exploration of a 300-year-old wreck in the Caribbean Sea with an estimate £16bn trove starts.
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Colombia begins exploring 'holy grail of shipwrecks'