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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Live video: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress

Netanyahu is expected to warn of the danger of trusting Iran curb its nuclear ambitions in a speech to Congress at 10:45 a.m.

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The Israeli prime minister insists he is privy to details of a potential agreement and is expected to lay out specific concerns.

Climate warming skeptic berates critics

Wei-Hock Soon, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, complained that he had been the subject of unfair attacks in the press.

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