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Newly Minted American Citizens Become Virginia Voters Just In Time For Election

Forty-two people became U.S. citizens on Monday during a ceremony at Roosevelt Island – just in time for the last day Virginia residents can register to vote.

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Virginia Restores Voting Rights Of 200,000 Felons

The sweeping action announced Friday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe will allow former felons who have completed their sentences to register to vote in Virginia this year.

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New Hampshire Rejects D.C.'s Statehood Pitch

The New Hampshire state legislature rejected a non-binding proposal Friday that would have supported D.C.'s bid for statehood. Legislators cited constitutional concerns.