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After Supreme Court ruling, southern States rush to establish new laws requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, which would make it...

by Michael Cooper New York Times July 5, 2013

State officials across the South are aggressively moving ahead with new laws requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls after the Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act....

Barring of Bolivan plane infuriates Latin America as Snowden case widens

by William Neuman and Alison Smale New York Times July 3, 2013

CARACAS, Venezuela — The geopolitical storm churned up by Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive American intelligence contractor, continued to spread on Wednesday as Latin American leaders roundly condemned the refusal to let Bolivia’s president fly over several European nations, rallying to his side ...

US postal service logging all mail for law enforcement

by Ron Nixon New York Times July 3, 2013

WASHINGTON — Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: a handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home....

North Carolina’s deep cut to jobless benefits takes effect amid protests

by Alan Blinder New York Times July 1, 2013

North Carolina’s sharp cuts in benefits to the unemployed went into effect this week, amid a swelling public outcry.The far-reaching changes enacted by the Republican-controlled legislature in February decreased the maximum benefit payout by more than one-third, which will result in a decline in t...

Take the impossible “literacy” test Louisiana gave black voters in the 1960s

by Rebecca Onion Slate June 28, 2013

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Cheap, trendy ‘fast fashion’ in demand, despite factory dangers

by Cara Kelly Washington Post June 28, 2013

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Interview with Daniel Shaughnessy, Chairman of the Board of World Hunger Education Service

by Margie Ferris-Morris World Hunger Education Service June 27, 2013

(June 27, 2013) World Hunger Education Service (WHES), which publishes “Hunger Notes,” began 37 years ago. Daniel Shaughnessy has been Chairman of the WHES Board for 13 years. ...

US suspends Bangladesh’s trade privileges due to labor concerns

by Katerina Sokou and Howard Schneider Washington Post June 27, 2013

President Obama announced Thursday the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh in response to growing concerns about labor rights and worker safety in the country....

Supreme Court stops use of key part of Voting Rights Act

by Robert Barnes Washington Post June 25, 2013

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