Justices seem skeptical of independent electoral map boards

Justices appeared to be unlikely to limit partisan influence in House redistricting.

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The Supreme Court seems poised to stop states that have tried to take matters into their own hands by removing map-drawing power from elected lawmakers.

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The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of Texas.

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Using private e-mail, Clinton thwarted record requests

In 2012, congressional investigators asked the State Department for a wide range of documents related to the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. The department eventually responded, furnishing House committees with thousands of boxes of records and emails.

Judge rules man will be tried in Kansas Jewish site killings

A white supremacist accused of gunning down three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will go on trial for capital murder, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Petraeus reaches plea deal over giving classified data to lover

WASHINGTON — David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the CIA.

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