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  • High court to take new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider eliminating the government’s most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three days after a …


  • High court to take new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will consider eliminating the government’s most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three …


  • Coming to Texas ballots: another Bush in 2014?

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — George P. Bush, a rising star among Hispanic conservatives and the grandson of one president and nephew of another, has taken the first step toward seeking …


  • Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after a bruising, mixed-verdict election, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner both pledged Wednesday to seek a compromise to avert looming spending …


  • Civility efforts seek better behavior on campus

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jewish students in the University of California system labeled terrorists for their support of Israel. Black high school students pelted by bananas on a Tennessee campus …


  • No high court action on voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • High court weighs new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • Trial in 1977 killing asks: Were suspects framed?

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two black men wrongly convicted in the 1977 murder of a white Iowa police officer hope to prove something they couldn’t during trials that sent …


  • High court weighs new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority …


  • Deaf university roiled by gay marriage controversy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gallaudet University is under fire from both proponents and opponents of gay marriage after placing an administrator on leave for signing a petition to put Maryland’s gay-marriage …


  • Judges OK SC voter law, say it must wait to 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of three federal judges upheld a South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification, but delayed enforcement until next year, in a decision announced …


  • High court questions Texas affirmative action plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas’ use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative …


  • High court takes up Texas affirmative action plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits …


  • Study: Race-neutral admissions can work

    As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions next week, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll back the practice. A new report …


  • Central figure in Miss. integration defies labels

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term “civil rights.” It’s as if civil rights were somehow set apart from — well, rights.


  • Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court’s liberals in an unlikely lineup …


  • Arizona immigration law spurs education campaign

    PHOENIX (AP) — A day after the most contentious provision of Arizona’s immigration law took effect, rallies were planned around Phoenix to protest the law that civil rights activists contend …


  • Judge OKs contentious part of Ariz immigration law

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state’s heavily debated immigration law, according to a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday regarding a section of the …


  • New Orleans’ post-Katrina gentrification is touchy

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Isaac bearing down on New Orleans, the city finds itself at a delicate moment in its rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina struck seven years ago. Private …