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U.S. Appeals Court Finds Texas Voter ID Law Discriminates Against Minority Voters

A federal appeals court has ruled that a Texas voter ID law has a discriminatory effect on minority voters, and it has ordered a lower court to devise a remedy before the November elections.<p>A district court had found not only that the law discriminated, but that it was intentionally <i>designed</i> to do …

Hawaii Democratic congressman Mark Takai dies

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a war veteran and long-time legislator known for his bright nature and deep commitment to service, died in his …

Scientists unearth two rocky planets in 'habitable zone' of their star

Planets orbit Trappist-1, a cool dwarf star about 40 lightyears from Earth, and may have conditions suitable for life based on observations during double transit<p>Scientists have found that two recently discovered worlds are not only in the “habitable zone” of their star but are also rocky like …

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Dodgers' Alex Wood to have arthroscopic surgery on left elbow

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow that will keep him out for about eight …

Nintendo NX could bring “lots more casual players back” according to Ubisoft CEO

The Nintendo NX is one of the most long-teased console releases I can ever remember, especially as an officially acknowledged thing. Speaking on his company’s quarterly earnings conference call yesterday (via IGN), Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot shared some tantalizing impressions about the NX: It’s …

Embezzled Malaysian funds financed L.A. real estate and 'Wolf of Wall Street,' Justice Department says

Along the winding roads of some of L.A.'s toniest neighborhoods and in the often-opaque world of Hollywood film finance, federal officials say Malaysian officials stashed some of the billions they embezzled from a public fund.<p>The Justice Department moved Wednesday to seize more than $1 billion in …