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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Latest news from Novoazovsk, Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces are defending the port city from what they say is a Russian invasion. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson from Novoazovsk.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Jul 11, 2014 — What makes the judge's opinion such fun reading for students of politics is the highlighting of how political operatives tried to avoid leaving fingerprints on the maps.
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Nov 18, 2013 — Several states are moving or looking to move to a new primary election system that could force members of Congress to pay more attention to general election voters than to their base voters on the right or left.
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Jul 25, 2013 — In the war over the right to vote in the U.S., the Justice Department's choice of Texas as the battleground for its first legal action following the Supreme Court's weakening of the Voting Rights Act has a feeling of inevitability.
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Nov 15, 2012 — Some analysts are saying that Republicans appear to have the long-range advantage over Democrats when it comes to winning enough seats to control the House, not so much because of redistricting but because of the clustering of Democratic voters in fewer congressional districts.
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Feb 27, 2012 — This year a dozen House races will pit one incumbent against another — a consequence of the once-every-decade event known as redistricting. Some well known members, such as Dennis Kucinich, are in serious jeopardy.
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Sep 19, 2011 — The Justice Department said it doubted new boundaries for the House seats "maintain or increase the ability of minority voters to elect their candidate of choice," and because of that may not comply with the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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Sep 12, 2011 — Something Republican and Democratic incumbents generally agree on is the drawing of congressional district borders to safeguard their incumbent and partisan advantage and, in the case of the CBC, their racial upper hand in certain districts drawn to include mostly black voters.
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Jun 17, 2011 — When it comes to understanding the complexities of the redistricting of legislative districts, any help in understanding it is much appreciated. There are a few good sources of reliable information out there.
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Mar 29, 2011 — State redistricting fights will be fueled by millions of dollars raised by GOP and Democratic members of Congress who can raise unregulated amounts of cash for this purpose, thanks to a 2010 FEC ruling.
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