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Supreme Court Declines to Revive NC Voter ID Law

Supreme Court Declines to Revive NC Voter ID Law

The dispute is similar to the court fight over Texas' voter ID law , also struck down as racially discriminatory. While Chief Justice John Roberts said the high court's decision should not be interpreted as sending a message about "the merits of the case", North Carolina's Republican lawmakers clearly lost (for now), and democracy won.


THAAD radar detected N. Korea's missile launch: defense chief

THAAD radar detected N. Korea's missile launch: defense chief

The ruler also pledged further missile tests and nuclear detonations, despite repeated warnings by President Trump. The UN Security Council on Monday strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowed to ratchet up the pressure on the regime, including sanctions, ahead of an emergency meeting to discuss the launch.


Iran Elections: Conservative Candidate and Tehran Mayor Ghalibaf Withdraws from Race

Iran Elections: Conservative Candidate and Tehran Mayor Ghalibaf Withdraws from Race

Qalibaf, a former Revolutionary Guards commander and police chief, was one of the main conservative challengers to Rouhani, a pragmatist seeking a second term. "Vote for Rouhani because he is the man for hard situations..." Alipour added that the upcoming election will impact the country's economic policies, but the new government must rely on the domestic capabilities regardless of the issue of sanctions.


Venezuela supports extension of OPEC, non-OPEC production cut

Venezuela supports extension of OPEC, non-OPEC production cut

Official data from the Energy Information Administration will be released Wednesday, amid forecasts for an oil-stock drop of around 2.2 million barrels. He said "rising USA production and record inventories have kept upside limited and a nine-month extension at this stage is unlikely to break that". But the rebound has emboldened producers beyond the two dozen nations that have curtailed output, particularly USA shale drillers that rely on expensive production methods to unlock oil and gas ...


House oversight chair seeking Comey memos

House oversight chair seeking Comey memos

Comey would write down everything that happened - the good and the bad. Comey's bombshell account of the February conversation is the latest headache for a White House increasingly in turmoil. Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was also fired by Trump after she refused to defend his travel ban, testified last week before Congress that she had told the White House more than two weeks before Flynn was asked to resign that he had been "compromised with respect to the Russians" ...



How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

The vulnerability had been stolen from the NSA and then dumped onto the internet by a hacking group. The argument that it's the NSA's fault has merit, according to Alex Abdo, staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.