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Pennsylvania high court issues new congressional map

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/19/18, 04:01 pm

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a new state congressional map Monday, redrawing the lines it ruled Republicans unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Last month, the court threw out the existing congressional map and told state lawmakers to draw a new one. Republicans submitted one on Feb. 6, but Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, invalidated it four days later.

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Trump on Russia indictments: ‘No collusion!’

by Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/16/18, 04:09 pm

UPDATE: President Donald Trump tweeted Friday afternoon that indictments against Russians for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election showed “The Trump campaign did nothing wrong—no collusion!” The effort to influence the election by spreading propaganda online began in 2014, long before Trump declared his candidacy for president, he noted.

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Appeals court rules Trump travel ban unconstitutional

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/15/18, 12:30 pm

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to block travel from terror-prone countries is unconstitutional. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 9-4 vote, ruled the president’s order discriminated on the basis of religion. The latest version of the executive order blocks travel from eight countries—six of which have Muslim-majority populations.

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