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U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled New York City's stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional, and said the practice, as applied, unfairly targeted blacks and Latinos. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Texas is beginning to trend urban (downtown Houston, left), which could be good news for Democrats, who tend not to do well in rural areas like Wise County near Boyd (right). David J. Phillip (left)/LM Otero (right)/AP hide caption

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A worker guides a crane in Watford City, N.D. Oil production has tripled in five years, leading to rapid growth in some of the state's counties. Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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