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Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.

07/03/2012

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Opinion: Mess In Texas

In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.

07/02/2012

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Virginia Medical Examiner Seeks To Solve Murders Through Unidentified Bones Found In Bank Boxes

Across the state of Virginia human bones are locked away in bank boxes without a name and often times, after these bones are identified, they’re linked to a homicide cases gone cold.

06/21/2012

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Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

A SunTrust Bank branch stands in Washington, D.C., U.S. (credit: Bloomberg/GettyImages)

SunTrust Mortgage Settles Fed Complaint For $21M

SunTrust Mortgage Inc. has agreed to pay $21 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in its lending practices, documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court show.

05/31/2012

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