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UN Libya migrant center plagued with crowding, TB, food cuts

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

The United Nations center in Libya was opened as an “alternative to detention,” a last, safe stop for migrants before they were resettled in other countries. Now, just a year later, it looks increasingly like the notorious Libyan lockups it was supposed to replace.
News >  Nation

House passes bill to restore key parts of Voting Rights Act

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

The Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process.
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World powers press Iran to reverse nuke deal violations

World powers pressured Iran on Friday to reverse recent atomic activities that violate the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, but stopped short of deciding on whether to proceed with a move that could see the case brought before the UN Security Council and a “snapback” of sanctions that had been lifted under the accord, according to a Chinese official.
News >  Nation

As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also powerful sentiment against him from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms just blocks from the Capitol and in New York City have repudiated his view of executive power.
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Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he’s likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next year’s election.