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Supreme Court Rejects Ruling That Upheld Alabama's Gerrymandering

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices called a district court decision that upheld the state's redistricting plan, which overloaded some districts with black Democrats, "legally erroneous."
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Obama Administration Emissions Rules Face Supreme Court Test

The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal and oil-fired utility plants. They're being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.
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In Maryland, A Push For Even Tighter Regulation Of Fracking

The Maryland House of Delegates is moving forward with a bill that would put a three-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
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President Obama Holds First Meeting With Afghan President

President Obama held his first face-to-face meeting Tuesday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. White House officials say this marks the beginning of a new, more cooperative U.S.-Afghan relationship.
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U.S. Reconsiders Troop Withdrawal Plan In Afghanistan

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it will maintain about 9,800 troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2015. The U.S. originally planned to reduce the number to 5,500 by the end of the year.
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Lessons In Moving Forward On Race From A 40-Year Mayor

Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley is retiring after 10 terms. "I sought this job ... mainly to help build a bridge between the African-American and the white community," he says.
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Calif. Lawyer Proposes Ballot Initiative To Kill Gays And Lesbians

The "Sodomite Suppression Act" is unlikely to get a vote, but it's making waves in the Golden State, where all it takes is $200 and a few hundred thousand signatures to get on a ballot.
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Obama Chief Of Staff: Israel's 50-Year 'Occupation' Must End

The Obama administration is pushing back hard against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that a two-state solution is dead and his reluctance to back an Iranian nuclear deal.
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Monica Lewinsky Redefines Her Story In Anti-Cyberbullying TED Talk

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jessica Bennett, contributor to The New York Times, about Monica Lewinsky's efforts to rebrand herself as an anti-cyberbullying activist.
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In Defending Two-State Solution, White House Chief Of Staff Slams Netanyahu

Speaking to a liberal Jewish group Monday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reiterated the administration's support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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