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‘One person, one vote’ case before Supreme Court could hurt minorities
The Supreme Court agreed has agreed to hear a case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote rather than the total population when drawing electoral districts, leaving some to fear that minorities will be adversely affected.

28.05.2015 02:27

US won't accept idea of global ‘spheres of influence’ – Biden
The US rejects the idea of any nation claiming a sphere of influence, Vice President Joe Biden told a Washington think tank, arguing that the crisis in Ukraine was about the principles and values of the West and international order.

28.05.2015 00:10

EPA unveils new regulations to protect US waters from pollution
The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new rule intended to curb pollution in the nation’s waterways. It’s also meant to clarify just which waters the EPA can regulate inside the United States.

28.05.2015 02:50

Anti-Islam group wants to run cartoon ads of Mohammed in DC
The anti-Islam American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) is planning to run an advertising campaign in Washington, DC featuring the cartoon that won the controversial Prophet Mohammed drawing contest in Texas earlier this month.

28.05.2015 00:21

Corporations shell out $1.2mn in Senate contributions to fast-track TPP
Records from the Federal Election Commission show corporations have been donating tens of thousands of dollars to Senate campaign coffers, particularly to lawmakers who were undecided over a controversial trade deal involving Pacific Rim countries.

27.05.2015 22:39

Crooked Chicago cops put antlers on black man’s head in ‘trophy’ photo revealed by court
A shocking photo has emerged of two former police officers posing with a suspect dressed as a hunting trophy. The picture was unsealed by a Chicago judge as one of the officers fired over the incident appealed the decision.

27.05.2015 21:50

​Nebraska abolishes death penalty, overrides governor’s veto
Lawmakers in Nebraska officially abolished the death penalty, overriding the governor’s veto and successfully countering his intense lobbying efforts on the issue. It is the first conservative state to end capital punishment since North Carolina in 1973.

27.05.2015 23:36

Manning discusses fear of ending up at Gitmo in new op-ed
​Army leaker Chelsea Manning has written from prison on the fifth anniversary of her arrest about how she feared ending up being interrogated at Guantanamo Bay after she was taken into custody by the United States military in 2010.

27.05.2015 19:51

Second Amendment 101: Texas moves to allow guns at universities
A law restricting universities from banning the concealed carrying of handguns on campus received preliminary approval by Texas legislators. House Democrats tried to stall the vote on the bill, but gave up just minutes before the deadline.

27.05.2015 18:33

Live anthrax shipped across states, to S. Korea by accident – Pentagon
The Pentagon says that live anthrax was inadvertently shipped across state lines from a military lab in Utah to nine other states and a military base in South Korea. However, a Department of Defense spokesperson says the public is not at risk.

27.05.2015 19:33

​Netanyahu demands ‘up to $45 bn’ in US military aid for Israel to deter Iran, Gulf States
Israel is hoping to receive $4.2-$4.5 billion a year in military aid from the United States for ten years, to counter the threat from Iran and oil-rich Middle East states that have been re-arming rapidly, a senior Israeli source has told Defense News

27.05.2015 17:05

Death toll in Texas, Oklahoma flooding rises, region battered
The record-breaking weekend storm that pounded parts of Texas and Oklahoma with heavy rains and spawned widespread flooding has claimed upwards of 18 lives as of Wednesday, officials say.

27.05.2015 16:54