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Adventures in Extreme Gerrymandering: See the Fair and Wildly Unfair Maps We Made for Pennsylvania

This week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider whether the state’s harshly gerrymandered congressional map violates the state’s constitution. The case is happening early enough in the year that the court could order a redrawn map ahead of the midterm elections. If that happens, Democrats will probably win at least …

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Evangelical pastors divided over Trump ‘shithole’ countries slur – Punch Newspapers

Donald Trump’s vulgar remarks questioning why the U.S. should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa have spotlighted the bitter divide among American evangelicals about his presidency. While some of his evangelical backers expressed support for his leadership, other conservative Christians are calling the president “racist;” and say church leaders had …

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Senate gives IG 14 days to arrest killer herdsmen – Punch Newspapers

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate at an extended plenary on Tuesday debated the killings by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of Nigeria. The lawmakers said their resolutions, which were later  conveyed to President Muhammadu Buhari by the leadership of the National Assembly, were “wake-up call” to the …

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Senate, Rebuffing Privacy Concerns, Clears Path to Extend Surveillance Law

The vote was close, and was held open longer than expected at a 58-to-38 split while the holdouts fell under heavy lobbying by their colleagues. Ultimately, two more senators — John Kennedy, Republican of Louisiana, and Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri — voted for the legislation, getting to the 60-vote …

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Nigerians accept I’m doing my best -Buhari – Punch Newspapers

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said Nigerians were accepting that his administration was doing its best, even if they were doing so grudgingly. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke while receiving The Gambian President, Mr. …

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