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Cuccinelli Says Legal Changes To Voting Rights Act Necessary

Some new laws require more oversight of voter registration rolls in Virginia, including routine checks to identify felons.

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Commentary: Changes To D.C.'s Legal Team Needed Before Attorney General Election

Next year, voters in D.C. will elect an attorney general for the first time. But before that happens, D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan says structural changes are needed in order for the government to operate effectively.

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Even Married, They Can't Be Together Legally

Last year, U.S. citizen Caly Muniz Castro married an illegal immigrant. Now he is in Brazil, waiting for papers that will allow him to return to the U.S. legally. They've been separated for six months, and they don't know how long it will be before they are together.
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Orville Schell and John Delury: "Wealth And Power: China's Long March To The Twenty-First Century"

China scholar Orville Schell explains the history of Chinese nationalism and how it paved the way for the world's most populist country to become the global economic powerhouse it is today.

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Politics, Policy And The National Labor Relations Board

President Barack Obama replaced two nominees to the National Labor Relations Board in a concession to Republican senators. Politics, policy-making and the NLRB.

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Egypt Confronts Obama With Yet Another Limit To His Power

The military coup that overthrew former President Mohammed Morsi has left a complex situation, complicating President Obama's response and leaving him mostly as a spectator. He must choose his words carefully.
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Abortion Providers Sue As Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill

The bill, passed by the Legislature in June, requires women seeking abortions to get an ultrasound. It also says that clinics that provide abortions should be within 30 miles of a hospital. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin says the four clinics that provide abortions in the state are at risk with the new law.
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A Lively Political Press In A State Where Everything's Bigger

As American media struggles, the Texas press ecosystem finds some energy thanks to new digital players and a turnaround in the economy.
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Whose Term Was It? A Look Back At The Supreme Court

The end of this latest Supreme Court term leaves us with questions: Is it Justice Kennedy's court or Justice Roberts'? Does pragmatism triumph over ideological purity?
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Ted Cruz And His Texas Electorate At Odds On Immigration

When it comes to selling Texas Latinos on the Republican Party, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz would seem like a natural. But even though he is the son of a Cuban refugee, Cruz is much closer to his Tea Party supporters' hard line on immigration than he is to the Republicans who are urging a more accommodating position for the sake of the party's future.

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