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Georgia lawsuit is latest blow in U.S. fight over voting rights

Oct 12 2018

U.S. voting rights advocacy groups on Thursday sued Georgia's top election official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, accusing him of putting more than 50,000 voter registration applications on hold to boost his gubernatorial campaign. | Video

Taylor Swift drives voter sign-ups after turning political

Oct 10 2018

Pop superstar Taylor Swift's decision to wade into electoral politics for the first time has driven a spike in online voter registration, particularly among young people, according to the website Vote.org. | Video

Hurricane threat is political opportunity for Florida's Scott

Oct 09 2018

As Hurricane Michael bears down on Florida, the state's candidates for U.S. Senate and governor called a timeout on campaigning, a move that may pay political dividends for Governor Rick Scott.

Limo in deadly New York crash failed inspection: Governor

Oct 08 2018

NEW YORK The limousine involved in an upstate New York crash that killed 20 people over the weekend failed inspection last month, and its driver did not have the proper license to operate the vehicle, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday. | Video

Cosby's appeal likely to focus on parade of accusers at his second trial

Sep 26 2018

Bill Cosby's appeal of his conviction for sexual assault is expected to focus on a Pennsylvania judge's decision to allow several accusers to testify against him, but his challenge faces significant hurdles, according to legal experts.

Cosby sentencing is new milestone for #MeToo movement

Sep 23 2018

When a grainy video of standup comedian Hannibal Buress making a joke about Bill Cosby's rape allegations on an October night in 2014 went viral, the rallying cry of #MeToo was years away. | Video

Florence could become hurricane strike on U.S. East Coast: NHC

Sep 08 2018

Tropical Storm Florence was expected to strengthen back into a hurricane by Saturday night and then rapidly intensify on Sunday as it headed for a possible landfall on the U.S. East Coast next week. | Video

In Arizona Senate race, Republican's embrace of Trump carries risks

Aug 29 2018

Republican U.S. Representative Martha McSally's embrace of President Donald Trump and his agenda paid off on Tuesday, when the Arizonan beat back conservative challengers for her party's nomination in a crucial U.S. Senate race. | Video

Iowa student's murder thrust into U.S. debate over immigration

Aug 23 2018

The arrest of a man who U.S. authorities have said is an illegal immigrant on charges of murdering an Iowa college student has thrust the case into the debate on immigration policy, with President Donald Trump blaming Mollie Tibbetts' death on weak laws. | Video

Hundreds take to Charlottesville streets a year after far-right rally

Aug 12 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Hundreds of students and left-wing activists took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, as a rally to mark the anniversary of last year's white nationalist gathering turned largely into an anti-police protest. | Video

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