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Mississippians could vote to strike a Jim Crow-era voting process in November

Mississippians could vote to strike a Jim Crow-era voting process in November

Mississippians in November will decide whether to change a Jim Crow-era voting provision that critics say suppresses Black political power. Under current state law, as written in Mississippi’s 1890 Constitution, winners of state-level, statewide offices must receive both an outright majority of the popular vote and a majority of the state’s 122 House districts. If…MORE

Government watchdog probing controversial Census hirings

Government watchdog probing controversial Census hirings

An internal government watchdog is reviewing a move that once again stoked concerns about political meddling in the Census Bureau. The creation in June of two new political positions at the Census Bureau raised eyebrows among the statistical world and those who watch the Census. The bureau, which is currently conducting its decennial count, is…MORE

Primary results: 3 takeaways from New Jersey and Delaware

Primary results: 3 takeaways from New Jersey and Delaware

For voters who hadn’t yet mailed in their ballots in New Jersey and Delaware, Tuesday was a hurry-up-and-wait kind of day. Now that the deadline has passed, assuming there aren’t any late-night mail collections, the waiting begins. Don’t expect a full slate of results for about a week in the Garden State, which doesn’t traditionally…MORE

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized in June after a fall

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized in June after a fall

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized on June 21 after falling while walking near his home, a spokeswoman for the Supreme Court said Tuesday. “The Chief Justice was treated at a local hospital on June 21 for an injury to his forehead sustained in a fall while walking for exercise near his home,” said…MORE

Democrats hold $30 million ad advantage in battle for Senate control

Democrats hold $30 million ad advantage in battle for Senate control

Democrats in crucial Senate races across the country are swamping the airwaves with ads in the furious battle for control of the chamber, far outpacing Republican spending as their party grows more bullish about their prospects for retaking the majority. In battleground states nationwide, Democratic candidates and outside groups have been inundating the air with…MORE

Covid-19 testing: A spike in demand, a delay on results

Covid-19 testing: A spike in demand, a delay on results

As Covid-19 cases in the US spike, some states, labs and public health departments are warning that turnaround times for diagnostic testing have slowed. The challenges, which stem in part from persistent obstacles in the test supply chain, underscore that while overall US testing capacity has multiplied, the nation’s health system still struggles in some…MORE

New Hampshire’s GOP governor defends Trump’s rally — but isn’t attending

New Hampshire’s GOP governor defends Trump’s rally — but isn’t attending

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu assured reporters Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally in the state could be pulled off safely and without a mandatory mask order, even as he was unlikely to attend himself. “We’ve treated all gatherings in the state, from the time the pandemic began to today, the same, whether they…MORE