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The Boston Globe


June 23

Turning the political map into a partisan weapon

The GOP’s national effort to control redistricting has cemented its grip on the House but also intensified gridlock

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — In the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains, protests and rallies erupt in this city’s downtown square on any given night. Aging hippies and veterans gather at the foot of a granite obelisk known as the monument to tolerance and wave cardboard signs asking motorists to honk against drone warfare and in support of universal health care.

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