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News You Need to Know

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Yeganeh Torbati
Reuters
U.S. allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while Islamic State has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.
Reid Wilson
The Hill
Three federal judges have ordered Texas to redraw congressional district boundary lines after ruling the Republican-led state legislature intended to discriminate against minority voters in crafting the original boundaries.
Jonathan Swan
Axios
Hope Hicks is expected to take over the duties of the White House communications director on an interim basis, per a source familiar with the arrangements.
The Wall Street Journal
Evangelical conservative Roy Moore placed first in a special Senate GOP primary in Alabama on Tuesday, outpolling Sen. Luther Strange despite support for the incumbent from President Donald Trump and the party establishment in Washington.