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Critics assail voter ID bill

Legislation in the Virginia Senate requiring photo identification to vote is coming under fire as a move to disenfranchise African-Americans, the poor and elderly. The Republican-sponsored bill requires a driver’s license or other photo identification in order to vote in … Continue reading

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Affirmative action programs expanded

Congress on Wednesday voted to expand federal affirmative action privileges to new groups and classes of citizens.  President Obama applauded the legislation as a “bold step forward on the path to equality” and has pledged to sign it into law. … Continue reading

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