More than 1,000 US polling sites closed since supreme court ruling, report finds | US news

More than 1,000 US polling sites closed since supreme court ruling, report finds | US news

Jurisdictions once monitored by the justice department for racially discriminatory voting practices have collectively closed more than 1,000 polling places since a watershed 2013 US supreme court ruling released the jurisdictions from oversight, according to a new watchdog report. In 757 counties and county equivalents that formerly had to pre-clear voting practice changes with Washington, […]

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Three trapped crewmen rescued from overturned ship off Georgia coast | US news

Three trapped crewmen rescued from overturned ship off Georgia coast | US news

US Coast Guard rescuers pulled three trapped crew members from a capsized cargo ship on Monday, finding them alive more than a day after the vessel overturned while leaving a port on the Georgia coast. But the exhilaration of rescuing the South Korean crew members was tempered by the realization that a fourth was still […]

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Euro 2020 roundup: Italy beat Finland while Norway draw in Sweden | Football

Euro 2020 roundup: Italy beat Finland while Norway draw in Sweden | Football

Italy required a late penalty to extend their 100% record in Euro 2020 qualifying with a 2-1 win over Finland in Tampere. Finland looked to be heading for a shock point when Teemu Pukki scored from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute, cancelling out Ciro Immobile’s 59th-minute opener. But the Italians hit back and […]

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SMH: Georgia Triplet Arrested For “Accidentally” Stabbing His Brother While Cooking

SMH: Georgia Triplet Arrested For “Accidentally” Stabbing His Brother While Cooking

Source: Westend61 / Getty Triplet Says He Accidentally Killed Brother Trying To Hug Him 36-year-old Kenneth Jernigan made his first court appearance on Thursday after being accused of fatally stabbing one of his brothers last week. Kenneth told prosecutors the stabbing was a mistake and he only meant to hug his brother, Kevin Jernigan. NEW […]

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Revealed: Georgia Republicans use power of state to suppress minority vote | US news

Revealed: Georgia Republicans use power of state to suppress minority vote | US news

Top Georgia Republicans continue to use the power of the state to investigate political rivals, executing a strategy that voting rights activists say is designed to intimidate voting rights organizations and activists serving minority communities. Brad Raffensperger, the secretary of state, and David Emadi, executive secretary of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, […]

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Russia denies ordering assassination of Chechen exile in Berlin | World news

Russia denies ordering assassination of Chechen exile in Berlin | World news

The Russian government has denied responsibility for the killing of a Chechen exile in Berlin, after German authorities reportedly voiced suspicions of a state-backed attack similar to that carried out against a former Russian military officer in Salisbury, Britain, in 2018. Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, who fought against Russia during the second Chechen war in the early […]

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'Rigging the game': Stacey Abrams kicks off campaign to fight voter suppression | US news

‘Rigging the game’: Stacey Abrams kicks off campaign to fight voter suppression | US news

Stacey Abrams is a potential Democratic nominee for vice-president in 2020. She is also now the leader of a national campaign against voter suppression and intimidation which she launched on Saturday in Georgia, where last year she lost a controversial race for governor. The former Georgia House minority leader kicked off Fair Fight 2020 at […]

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Stacey Abrams is fighting voter suppression – but how widespread is it? | US news

Stacey Abrams is fighting voter suppression – but how widespread is it? | US news

The former lawmaker Stacey Abrams – who energized Democrats in Georgia with her near-miss run for Senate there – said this week that she would not enter the Democrats’ race to be the party’s 2020 candidate. Instead she will be focussing on a new multi-million initiative aiming to protect voters in battleground states around the […]

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Stacey Abrams: Georgia Democrat will not run for president in 2020 | US news

Stacey Abrams: Georgia Democrat will not run for president in 2020 | US news

Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia lawmaker who energized Democratic voters as a candidate for governor last year, will not run for president in 2020 after toying with the idea publicly for several months. Abrams announced at a speech in Las Vegas that she would instead lend her platform to a new initiative called Fair Fight […]

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What In The Racism: Georgia Landlord Evicts White Couple For Having Too Many Black Visitors 

What In The Racism: Georgia Landlord Evicts White Couple For Having Too Many Black Visitors 

Source: Peter Dazeley / Getty North Georgia Landlord Evicts White Tenet For Having Too Many Black Guests Racism runs so deep for some people that they even have an issue with White kids playing with Black kids. One Georgia couple was evicted by their landlord back in December 2018 for allowing their kids to have […]

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