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Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Days after the Trump administration put out its first "sinister" immigrant crime list, Mississippi is poised to enact an anti-sanctuary cities bill that one expert says will fuel racial profiling and make communities less safe. The Mississippi Senate passed the measure, Senate Bill 2710 on Tuesday, and it now heads to the desk of Gov. Phil Bryant...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A Texas lawmaker on Friday took a legislative jab at the state's anti-choice...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
As this is the first major voting rights case the Justice Department faces under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, observers note the case could have implications for other cases, such as in North Carolina, in which the federal government had sided against a state voting law. (Photo: Getty)
Underscoring warnings that newly anointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions will...

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Days after a barge spilled 170,000 gallons of especially heavy sticky oil, dubbed "the worst stuff you can dump in the water," into Galveston Bay, crews are scrambling to contain tar balls being pushed to shore by winds and tides, and biologists have found dozens of oiled birds from nearby, crucial bird habitats. With the spill occurring at the worst possible time - many wintering birds still there, many more en route north - environmentalists say that "we expect this to get much worse."...