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Voters in South Carolina will go to the polls on Saturday, Feb. 29. Fifty-four delegates are up for grabs.

Five dead in mass shooting at Molson Coors campus in Milwaukee, Trump says

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said the fatalities included the shooter.

Walmart’s ‘Great Workplace’ program means job cuts

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Maryland defied federal guidelines in 2013 when it created driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. But in recent years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have had direct access to the records in what immigrant rights advocates say is a betrayal of trust.
H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, was sponsored by Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and passed in a 410-to-4 vote.
Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein faces up to 29 years in prison after his sexual assault conviction this week.
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For Americans descended from enslaved Africans, the roots of their ancestry are often a mystery, and “Where did I come from?” is a uniquely difficult question to answer. Some are trying to change that.
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South Carolina congressman James Clyburn proposed a race-neutral anti-poverty program a decade ago. Presidential candidates recast it as compensation for slavery.
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