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Elections

An appeals court has struck down a key path for enforcing the Voting Rights Act

Who can sue to enforce key voting protections for people of color under the Voting Rights Act could be severely limited by a lawsuit out of Arkansas, which may be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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An appeals court has struck down a key path for enforcing the Voting Rights Act

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Newly elected Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz has refused Republican calls to recuse herself from a redistricting case for calling the state's legislative maps "rigged" while campaigning. Morry Gash/AP hide caption

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A Wisconsin redistricting case centers on voter 'islands' and could lead to new maps

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The Gaza International Airport was shut down amid Israeli-Palestinian fighting in 2001, barely two years after it opened. Today it lies in ruins. This photo is from 2011. Said Khatib/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East crisis — explained

The day Gaza got an airport and a presidential visit, fueling dreams of statehood

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The day Gaza got an airport and a presidential visit, fueling dreams of statehood

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