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US Supreme Court backs Alabama Black voters, bolsters civil rights law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed a major victory to Black voters who challenged a Republican-drawn electoral map in Alabama, finding the state violated a landmark law prohibiting racial discrimination in voting and paving the way for a second congressional district with a Black majority or close to it.

Conservative revolt puts US House on pause until next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. House of Representatives will postpone all votes until next week, Speaker Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday, as a conservative revolt paralyzed the Republican Party's efforts to advance its agenda in Washington.


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