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Rural districts are the new frontier for women running for office

Rural districts are the new frontier for women running for officeEsther Roberts stands in her friend’s field in Somers, Wis., which sits directly across the road from the massive Foxconn development site in Pleasant Prarie, WIs. At the moment when Esther Roberts decided to run for elected office, she was standing far from her home in Somers, Wisc., amid a sea of pink hats at the March for Women in Washington, D.C., in January 2017. Roberts is typical of the thousands of women who have entered the political arena in the past 18 months in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.



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NBC/WSJ Poll shows trouble for GOP in key suburban districts

NBC/WSJ Poll shows trouble for GOP in key suburban districtsPresident Trump’s job approval is up to 43 percent in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, but Republicans are seeing their 2018 prospects worsen.



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How Pennsylvania's new districts could impact Congress

How Pennsylvania's new districts could impact CongressAfter a lengthy court battle over gerrymandering, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court redrew the state's districts . MSNBC's Steve Kornacki explains how the new map could prove to be a big win for Democrats.



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Democrats Flip State House Seats In 2 Districts That Trump Won By Double Digits

Democrats Flip State House Seats In 2 Districts That Trump Won By Double DigitsDemocrats won two GOP-held legislative seats in Oklahoma and New Hampshire on Tuesday, bringing the total number of state legislature seats the party has flipped since the November election to six.



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U.S. Supreme Court tosses Republican-drawn North Carolina voting districts

U.S. Supreme Court tosses Republican-drawn North Carolina voting districtsBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Republicans in North Carolina unlawfully took race into consideration when drawing congressional district boundaries, concentrating black voters in an improper bid to diminish their overall political clout. The justices upheld a lower court’s February 2016 ruling that threw out two majority-black U.S. House of Representatives districts because Republican lawmakers improperly used race as a factor when redrawing the legislative map after the 2010 census. “The North Carolina Republican legislature tried to rig congressional elections by drawing unconstitutional districts that discriminated against African-Americans and that’s wrong,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat took office in January, said in a statement.



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U.S. top court backs review of Virginia voting districts in race case

U.S. top court backs review of Virginia voting districts in race caseThe U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday told a lower court in a voting rights case to reassess whether Virginia’s Republican-led legislature unlawfully tried to dilute the clout of black voters when it drew a series of state legislative districts. A group of voters who filed the legal challenge said the lawmakers improperly considered race as a factor when mapping boundaries of state House of Delegates voting districts. A federal district court in 2015 upheld 12 districts, but the justices directed a three-judge panel of the lower court to take a fresh look at the propriety of 11 of those.



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Study: Most Texas school districts have scant sex education

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than four-fifths of school districts offer no sex education or only teach abstinence in Texas, which has one of the country’s highest teen birth rates, according to a study released Tuesday.
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