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NC GOP unconstitutionally gerrymandered state's voting districts, court rules

NC GOP unconstitutionally gerrymandered state's voting districts, court rules

Wynn wrote the majority opinion. Other courts that have struck down maps based on partisan considerations involved state legislative districts. The Supreme Court has struggled without success for decades to develop a legal standard for determining when a partisan gerrymander crosses constitutional lines.


Donald Trump moves to expel 200000 Salvadorans as their United States visas expire

Donald Trump moves to expel 200000 Salvadorans as their United States visas expire

TPS protects more than 300,000 people from 10 countries; more than half are from El Salvador. Salvadorans will have until September 9, 2019, to leave the country or adjust their legal status. A senior administration official briefing reporters on the decision said it was based on the status of El Salvador's recovery from the 2001 earthquakes.


Fire near Dublin Airport brought under control

Fire near Dublin Airport brought under control

No casualties were reported after a huge fire broke out near the airport in the Irish capital city of Dublin on Wednesday, said local authorities. They said: "There is a fire in St Margaret's near the airport". People with breathing issues were also urged to avoid the area. Dublin Fire Brigade are also warning residents nearby to close all windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering your property.


Could Germany have a deal?

Could Germany have a deal?

Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats have reportedly agreed on the basis to move ahead with coalition negotiations after marathon overnight talks. Merkel has ruled with the SPD in a sometimes unwieldy "grand coalition" in two of her three previous terms in office, including in the last parliament from 2013-2017.


Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede drops 'dixie,' citing attitude change

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede drops 'dixie,' citing attitude change

The company seems to indicate that enough patrons and cities took issue with the name Dixie Stampede. In a press release from the show's owner World Choice Investments the removal of the word dixie comes after executives say "we recognize that attitudes change and we feel by streamlining the names of our shows..." Searching for family fun and adventure during your vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee? Along with Branson and Pigeon Forge, it has an attraction in Myrtle ...


Boy, 6, wounded in Texas church shooting rides home in firetruck

Boy, 6, wounded in Texas church shooting rides home in firetruck

Ward is one of the youngest survivors of the worst church shooting in USA history in which a deranged gunman killed 26 members of the First Baptist Church congregation. Duncan carried him out as quickly as he could and since the shooting he's visited him at a San Antonio hospital on Sunday's. "He was heavily sedated", Duncan said, going through "surgery after surgery".