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  • Senate committee approves reporters' shield law

    Senate committee approves reporters' shield law
    WASHINGTON — Journalists and bloggers who report news to the public will be protected from being forced to testify about their work under a media shield bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday. But the new legal protections will not extend to...
  • North Carolina voters fear new ID law will keep them from polls

    North Carolina voters fear new ID law will keep them from polls
    HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Alberta Currie, the great-granddaughter of slaves, was born in a farmhouse surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. Her mother, Willie Pearl, gave birth with the assistance of a midwife. No birth certificate was issued; a...
  • Marijuana laws done right

    Marijuana laws done right
    The Justice Department made headlines last week when it announced a new federal policy on marijuana. It should come as welcome news to the majority of Americans who, according to an April Pew Research Center poll, believe marijuana should be made legal...
  • U.S. won't interfere with states on marijuana sales

    U.S. won't interfere with states on marijuana sales
    In a significant policy shift by the Obama administration, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder signaled Thursday that the federal government would no longer interfere with states that allow commercial marijuana sales as long as they were strictly regulated....
  • Marijuana advocates cheer Obama administration stand

    Marijuana advocates cheer Obama administration stand
    Marijuana advocates in California and elsewhere cheered the Obama administration's announcement Thursday that it would not interfere with new laws in Colorado and Washington state permitting recreational use of cannabis. But the advocates cautioned...
  • Obama administration escalates fight with Texas over voting

    Obama administration escalates fight with Texas over voting
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration escalated its fight with Texas Republicans on Thursday over voting rights for minorities, as it urged judges to block a strict new voter-identification law that administration lawyers argue is discriminatory....
  • American, US Airways mounting fight to beat DOJ merger lawsuit

    American, US Airways mounting fight to beat DOJ merger lawsuit
    American Airlines and US Airways want to get the show on the road in their fight with the U.S. Justice Department, which last week sued to block an $11 billion merger of the two airlines.  On Thursday, the airlines' lawyers filed a motion requesting a...
  • Teamsters drop attempt to recruit American Airlines mechanics

    Teamsters drop attempt to recruit American Airlines mechanics
    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has dropped its bid to recruit about 12,000 aircraft mechanics and other personnel at American Airlines, marking the end to what had become a bitter fight between unions. Their battle to wrest control from the...
  • North Carolina faces ACLU, NAACP lawsuits over new voter ID law

    North Carolina faces ACLU, NAACP lawsuits over new voter ID law
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Two lawsuits filed in federal court in North Carolina have challenged the state’s new voter ID law, claiming that some of its provisions infringe on voter rights and discriminate against minorities. The suits were filed late Monday...
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • North Carolina's governor signs sweeping voter ID bill into law

    North Carolina's governor signs sweeping voter ID bill into law
    DURHAM, N.C.--One of the nation’s most restrictive voter ID bills was signed into law Monday by North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican. The new law requires voters to show government-issued ID cards, with polling places not allowed to...