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Kentucky Governor Beshear restores voting rights for 180,000 non-violent ex-felons

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Legislation to make rights restoration automatic remains pending in the legislature.
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White supremacists shoot five Black Lives Matter protestors at sit-in in Minneapolis

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It’s time we got our heads screwed on straight about who in our country is actually dangerous.
Donald Trump, screenshot via 60 Minutes

Donald Trump’s “toothpaste politics”

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Trump lies faster than the media, and his opponents, can keep up.
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Donald Trump’s position on waterboarding deserves a followup

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He didn’t just endorse waterboarding. He opened the door for all kinds of torture.
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Study: North Carolina’s changes to early voting sites have dramatic racial disparity

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70 percent of black voters in North Carolina cast their ballots early in 2008 and 2012.
Thanksgiving Turkey

How much do Republicans hate Obama? A large plurality of them oppose him on turkey pardons

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“We’re not going to find a question that better measures reflexive opposition to the President”
Mauricio Macri, via Wikimedia Commons

Conservative challenger Mauricio Macri wins in Argentina: Will he be Carlos Menem or Charlie Baker?

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He promised change, but does that mean shock neoliberalism or modest government reform?
Trevor Scholz, via Flickr

Meet the activists who would co-op(t) the tech industry

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As tech becomes increasingly powerful, workers are looking to take on — and ownership of — the platforms.

Marco Rubio one-ups Trump, will shut down ALL the maybe-terrorist hangouts

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The establishment favorite just went to an unprecedented extreme.
the flag of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or simply the Islamic State (IS). Via Shutterstock.

The Islamic State’s threat is closer to Paris than Syria’s refugees

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When we demonize refugees, the terrorists win.
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