Nine years after completing a prison sentence for a gang-related shooting, Angel Sanchez cast his first ballot in a presidential election. But Sanchez and many felons like him find voting difficult even though their rights have been restored.
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China accuses U.S. of deflecting blame as diplomatic row shifts to climate
A senior Chinese official accused the United States on Wednesday of deflecting blame and breaking its word when it comes to fighting climate change, as the simmering diplomatic row between the world's two biggest economies shifts to the environment.
Drop in leisure driving stalls global recovery in fuel demand
Brandon Thompson was planning on making an eight-hour drive this year from his home in Iowa to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to see his favorite college football team play. Then the pandemic hit.
Stocks tumble as lockdown fears grip investors
Shares around the world tumbled on Wednesday as coronavirus infections grew rapidly in Europe and the United States, igniting fears of possible strict lockdown measures that could damage already fragile economic recoveries.
Zeta regains hurricane strength, set for Louisiana landfall
Zeta has strengthened again into a hurricane and is expected to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Turkey condemns French caricature featuring Erdogan
Top Turkish officials condemned a caricature scorning President Tayyip Erdogan in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, calling it a "disgusting effort" to "spread its cultural racism and hatred".
India changes controversial land laws in disputed Kashmir
India has amended a law in Jammu and Kashmir allowing Indian citizens to buy land in the disputed territory, said officials, sparking opposition criticism about a steady erosion of the rights of Kashmiri people.
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