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At Critical Juncture, GOP Honors Largest Class Of Black Lawmakers

The Republican National Convention held a gala marking the historic elections of three lawmakers, as the GOP continues its efforts to reach out to communities of color.
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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Facing More Legal Troubles

A federal judge in Arizona is planning a series of hearings to find out if Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should be held in contempt of court for violating the court's orders. It's the latest twist in a lawsuit that found the sheriff's exuberant crackdown on illegal immigration racially profiled Latino drivers.
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For Florists, Roses A Nerve-Racking Business Around Valentines Day

Valentines Day is this one day when one product — a red rose — is worth two or three times more than it is at any other time of the year. If a florist catches that window, he's golden. But the process of getting the roses to is fraught with risk, middlemen, crazy expense and bad weather.
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Justices Ginsburg And Scalia: A Perfect Match Except For Their Views On The Law

The two justices — sometimes called the Odd Couple of the Supreme Court — have been friends for decades. They shared their disagreements and affection at an evening at George Washington University.
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When A School Gets A Bad Report Card

North Carolina doesn't just give its students grades. Joining several other states, it now grades its schools, too, on the old A through F system.
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A Black Mississippi Judge's Breathtaking Speech To Three White Murderers

Judge Carlton Reeves sentenced three young white men in the murder of an innocent black man. But first, he had something to tell them.
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Governor Puts Moratorium On Pennsylvania's Death Penalty

Gov. Tom Wolf has declared a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania, taking a stance he had embraced during his recent campaign. Wolf, a Democrat, was sworn in last month.
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God, Grits And American Dreams: It's Presidential Candidate Book Season

The Iowa caucuses are a year away, which means it's time for presidential campaign books. Marco Rubio was in Iowa Friday to hawk his new work.
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Why Convention Sites Don't Make Very Good Swing State Strategy

The idea that convention cities are decided with an eye toward winning the host city's state is popular to the point of being irresistible. But it doesn't fare well against the facts.
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Alabama Police Officer Arrested Over Severe Injuries To Indian Man

Sureshbhai Patel, 57, was stopped last week as he walked in his son's new neighborhood. Patel remains hospitalized after surgery to fuse bones in his neck; his son says he now has limited mobility.

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