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  • Magic Johnson Grabs Brass Ring Award From Carousel of Hope

    Performances by Josh Groban, Jennifer Hudson and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds highlighted Barbara Davis' biennual Carousel of Hope ball on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton. But it was a pair of L.A. sports heroes who had the audience on its feet: Kareem...
  • GOP-backed limits on voting lead to spirited backlash from Democrats

    When the Supreme Court threw out part of the Voting Rights Act last year, many predicted it would bolster Republican efforts to tighten voting procedures in advance of this fall's election, particularly in the South. Already, more Americans than ever...
  • Baltimore civil rights leaders call for tougher federal probe of police

    Baltimore civil rights leaders call for tougher federal probe of police
    Although Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review allegations of brutality in the Police Department, some civic leaders called Thursday for a more far-reaching — and hard-hitting — federal...
  • Supreme Court upholds North Carolina's new limits on voting

    North Carolina can enforce new voting restrictions adopted by the state's Republican leaders and opposed by civil rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday. The justices lifted a lower court order by a 7-2 vote. The state can end same-...
  • Officials erred in reporting voter spike in Missouri suburb where teen was shot

    (Reuters) - A reported spike in voter registration numbers in Ferguson, Missouri, since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer was the result of an error by election officers, state officials said on Wednesday. The St....
  • Supreme Court allows North Carolina voting restrictions to take effect

    Supreme Court allows North Carolina voting restrictions to take effect
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed new voting restrictions, considered among the nation's most stringent, to go into effect. The court, with two of the nine justices dissenting, granted a last-minute request by state officials seeking to...
  • U.S. top court allows North Carolina voting restrictions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed North Carolina's new voting restrictions, considered among the nation's most stringent, to go into effect. The court, with two of the nine justices dissenting, granted a last-minute...
  • Officials erred in reporting voter registration spike in Ferguson

    Officials erred in reporting voter registration spike in Ferguson
    A reported spike in voter registration numbers in Ferguson, Missouri, since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer was the result of an error by election officers, state officials said on Wednesday. The St. Louis...
  • Inmate turns up dead after reporting threats by guard

    MIAMI Yet another suspicious death this one at a women's prison in Ocala last week has civil rights groups calling for a Justice Department probe into prison abuse. Latandra Ellington had weathered some of Lowell Correctional Institution's harshest and...
  • North Carolina scrambles after new voter law blocked by court

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina officials, scrambling to comply with a court ruling that blocked parts of a restrictive voter law just weeks before the November election, were in federal court on Tuesday to detail a proposed overhaul of...
  • Hampton Roads leaders discuss community, law enforcement relations

    Building trust among Hampton Roads law enforcement officials, prosecutors and members of the community is the key to avoiding the race-related tensions seen in Ferguson, Mo., several local leaders said Monday night. About 70 people gathered at Bethel...