Jay Reeves, Associated Press

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  • March 7, 2015

    On the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march that erupted in police violence on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, President Barack Obama praised the figures of a civil rights era that he was too young to know. He called them “warriors of justice” who pushed America closer to a more perfect union. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2014

    New laws requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls were enforced in two Southern primaries on Tuesday, but with mixed results. In Alabama, there were few hitches, but the count in a U.S. Senate race in Mississippi was slowed by provisional ballots cast by people who lacked identification under the new voter ID law. Ultimately, there weren’t enough provisional ballots in question to give either candidate a majority and a runoff will be held next month. Continue reading