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  • Associated Press

    Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 16, 2020) — The Florida Supreme Court sided with Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday in a legal dispute over restoring voting rights to felons with unpaid fines.

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    Virgin Islands suit alleges decades-long abuse by Epstein

    HAVANA (January 15, 2020) — A lawsuit filed by prosecutors in the Virgin Islands says multimillionaire sex offender Jeffery Epstein used two private islands in the U.S. territory to engage in a nearly two-decade conspiracy to traffic and abuse girls.

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    Virginia moves to brink of becoming 38th state to ratify ERA

    RICHMOND, Va. (January 15, 2020) — Virginia on Wednesday moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in what was seen as a momentous victory for the women’s rights movement even though it is far from certain the measure will ever be added to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Associated Press

    Judge agrees to block Trump order on refugee resettlement

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (January 15, 2020) — A federal judge agreed Wednesday to block the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order allowing state and local government officials to reject refugees from resettling in their jurisdictions.

  • Associated Press

    Oklahoma attorney general sues distributors of opioids

    OKLAHOMA CITY (January 13, 2020) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Monday brought a lawsuit against three distributors of opioids after winning a lawsuit against one drug manufacturer and reaching pretrial settlements in other cases.

  • Associated Press

    Wisconsin judge orders up to 209K voter names be deleted

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (January 13, 2020) — A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state's bipartisan elections commission to be in contempt and ordered it to immediately begin removing up to 209,000 names from the state's voter rolls or face fines for each day it doesn't.

  • Associated Press

    Pensacola terrorist attack leads to expulsion of Saudi students

    WASHINGTON (January 13, 2020) — The United States is removing nearly two dozen Saudi military students from a training program and sending them back to Saudi Arabia following after an investigation into a deadly shooting by a Saudi aviation student at a Florida navy base last month, Attorney General William Barr said Monday.

  • Associated Press

    US courts rule for border walls both public and private

    WASHINGTON (January 9, 2020) — Crews could start building a private border wall in South Texas within the coming days following a federal judge’s ruling Thursday that lifted a restraining order against the project.

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