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Voting In New Hampshire Primary Election

Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down

A federal Judge in Texas has dealt another blow to the state's voting identification law, blocking the most recent version in court. The judge said the law could be "chilling" to voters, acting as impediments to geting them to the polls

Miles Michaud

Netherlands Concert Canceled Due to 'Terror Threat'

Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates and a number of gas tanks inside after a concert by the American rock band Allah-Las was cancelled following a threat, the city's mayor said

Taylor Swift Performs At Circuit Of The Americas

Taylor Swift Just Announced New Music Is Coming

The recently cryptic pop star updated her social media feeds with a major announcement about new music forthcoming. Her first single will be released Thursday night, and her sixth album — titled Reputation — will be out November 10

Former FBI Director James Comey Testifies on Capitol Hill

Howard University Hires Ex-FBI Director James Comey

Howard University has appointed the former FBI Director to serve as the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy for the 2017-2018 academic year. As part of this role, Comey will lead five lectures

Pakistan Poisoned Water

50 Million in Pakistan Are at Risk of Arsenic Poisoning

Some 50 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistan's Indus Valley — far more than previously thought, according to a new study. The problem is growing as people increasingly and indiscriminately draw from the country's underground aquifers


Navy Commander Dismissed in Wake of Accidents

The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command" after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific

Charlottesville City Council Votes To Cover Statues Of Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson

ESPN Broadcaster Robert Lee Benched Over Name

ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee will not work Virginia's season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by the decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee