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Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights 1:12pm EDT

WASHINGTON U.S. voting rights advocates scored a string of courtroom victories this year that rolled back some of the nation's most restrictive voting laws. Now they face another challenge: making sure those rulings are not undermined by officials who oversee elections at the local level.

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New Jersey 'Bridgegate' judge delays closing arguments

NEWARK, N.J. Closing arguments in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" trial were unexpectedly postponed by a day on Thursday because of an unspecified "legal issue" that must be resolved, the trial judge said.

Election 2016, U.S. 11:55am EDT

Russia's Putin says Trump behaves extravagantly to get message across

KRASNAYA POLYANA Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump behaved extravagantly during his campaign because he represented ordinary voters and wanted to get his message across.

Election 2016, 11:43am EDT

In hats and t-shirts, Trump fans rally in Jerusalem's Old City

JERUSALEM On a rooftop overlooking the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, around 200 American-Israeli fans of Donald Trump gathered to proclaim their support for the Republican candidate, convinced he will be Israel's best friend if elected.

Election 2016, World, Israel 4:33am EDT

Tech privacy ally Feingold leads in Wisconsin Senate race

WASHINGTON Next month's Senate election in Wisconsin could gain Silicon Valley a key ally in Washington in the high-tech industry's battle against the U.S. government's growing appetite for more access to private data.

Election 2016, Tech 6:25am EDT