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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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