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RALEIGH, N.C. — Parts of North Carolina’s new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month’s elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel...
With wealthy donors exercising more power and public funding drying up, even tenured professors don’t have academic freedom, argues Denise Cummins. Photo by Flickr user jeffrey_putney. Editor’s Note: Professor Steven Salaita hadn’t even...
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas court ruled Wednesday that Democrats can go without a U.S. Senate candidate on the ballot after their nominee dropped out of the race against three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, a blow to the GOP in the national...
Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Editor’s note: About once a month, the NewsHour’s editorial staff huddles in our conference room to brainstorm ideas for “theme weeks” where we explore a single topic from...
Video by Nero Chan via Facebook/Storyful WASHINGTON — The top U.S. and Chinese diplomats publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system. Secretary of State John...
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel conducts a press briefing at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels Belgium June 4, 2014. Official DoD Photograph by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler USMCWASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military...