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North Carolina judge rules voter ID, tax cap amendments unconstitutional

2:47am GMT

A North Carolina judge on Friday ruled that two amendments, one requiring identification to vote and another capping the state income tax, were unconstitutional because racial gerrymandering meant that the state's legislature was "illegally constituted."

Latest teachers strike launched in Oakland, California

22 Feb 2019

Some 3,000 teachers in Oakland, California, walked off the job on Thursday in a contract dispute over salaries, class size and a proposal to close two dozen schools, the latest in a series of strikes by U.S. educators that began last year.

Catholic dioceses in New Jersey release names of accused priests

14 Feb 2019

Five Roman Catholic dioceses in New Jersey on Wednesday released the names of 188 clergy members who have been accused of sexually abusing children dating back decades, including a former cardinal facing defrocking by the Vatican.

Rapper 21 Savage granted bond, to be released: lawyer

13 Feb 2019

Rap artist 21 Savage, who has been in custody in Georgia for nine days on immigration charges, was granted bond on Tuesday and will be released from custody on Wednesday, his attorney said. | Video

Rapper 21 Savage released from custody on bond -lawyers

12 Feb 2019

Feb 12 Rapper 21 Savage was released from custody on bond on Tuesday after he was held for nine days in Georgia on immigration charges, his attorneys said.

Five killed in shooting in eastern Texas: police

11 Feb 2019

Five people were found shot and killed in a home in an unincorporated town in eastern Texas on Monday, police said.

NFL: McVay's offense gets lesson from defensive guru Belichick

04 Feb 2019

ATLANTA Sean McVay may have been credited with changing the way NFL teams play with the ball, but the Los Angeles Rams coach and his high-octane offense were given a lesson by defensive master Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

McVay's offence gets lesson from defensive guru Belichick

04 Feb 2019

ATLANTA Sean McVay may have been credited with changing the way NFL teams play with the ball, but the Los Angeles Rams coach and his high-octane offence were given a lesson by defensive master Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Civil rights pillar Atlanta grapples with Super Bowl hosting duties

03 Feb 2019

ATLANTA As football fans flood Atlanta for Sunday's Super Bowl, not everyone is thrilled that a city once a pillar of the Civil Rights movement is playing host, given the NFL's record on race.

Six drones confiscated in Atlanta ahead of Super Bowl

03 Feb 2019

ATLANTA Authorities in Atlanta have confiscated six drones that violated a temporary order not to fly the devices in the area ahead of the NFL's Super Bowl on Sunday, federal officials said.

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