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Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against Texas

The Justice Department has filed suit against Texas under the Voting Rights Act, claiming that the state requirement for voter identification discriminates against minorities.<p>The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleges that the state's 2011 voter ID law was …

In Rural N.C., New Voter ID Law Awakens Some Old Fears

<i>This week, North Carolina's governor signed a new law requiring a state-approved photo ID to cast a vote in a polling place and shortening the period for early voting. The move comes just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which had</i> …

US under pressure to bring federal charges against George Zimmerman

The Obama administration was facing intense pressure on Monday to bring a federal prosecution against George Zimmerman, acquitted of murdering the …

DR Congo M23 rebels battle army troops near Goma city

<b>Rebels and army forces are engaged in heavy fighting near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.</b><p>The M23 rebels told the BBC that their hill positions had been bombarded most of the night by military planes.<p>The UN said it was prepared to use "lethal force" to protect civilians if …

Mali body 'very likely' to be French hostage Verdon

<b>A body found in northern Mali is very likely that of a French national captured by Islamist militants in 2011, France's foreign ministry says.</b><p>Al-Qaeda's North Africa branch previously said it had killed geologist Philippe Verdon in retaliation for France's intervention in Mali.<p>Mr Verdon and another …

Juror: 'I Think It Was George Zimmerman's Voice' On 911 Tape

<b>(We added to this post at 7:30 a.m. ET. July 16)</b><p>Juror B37, one of the six women who unanimously agreed that George Zimmerman was innocent of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, has told CNN she's convinced it was Zimmerman who could be heard yelling for help on the recording of …

Civil rights leaders, protesters seek action after Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. -- After a day of nationwide demonstrations protesting the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder case in Florida, civil rights leaders prepared to step up their calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager killed more than a year ago.<p>The Rev. Al Sharpton, a prominent …

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