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  1. Interracial couples still face strife 50 years after LovingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2017 | The Republic

    Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. Although the racist laws against mixed marriages are gone, several interracial couples said in interviews they still get nasty looks, insults and sometimes even violence when people find out about their relationships.


  2. Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID lawRead the original story

    May 15, 2017 | The Republic

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification law, which a lower court said targeted African-Americans "with almost surgical precision." The justices left in place the lower court ruling striking down the law's photo ID requirement and reduction in early voting.


  3. Justice interviewing candidates for acting FBI director postRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | The Republic

    Justice Department leaders interviewed four veteran law enforcement and intelligence officials on Wednesday for the role of interim FBI director, officials said. The position is currently held by Andrew McCabe, top deputy to ex-FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening.


  4. Alcoa moving headquarters from New York back to PittsburghRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | The Republic

    Alcoa Corp. is moving its global headquarters back to Pittsburgh, where the 129-year-old company had been based until moving to New York City in 2006. Alcoa has maintained offices in Pittsburgh and 10 employees will relocate from its New York headquarters when the move is made Sept.


  5. Supreme Court scraps case on transgender bathroom rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | The Republic

    The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys' bathroom in his Virginia school. The case had been scheduled for argument in late March.


  6. Missing New Jersey family members found alive in VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | The Republic

    A New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter have been found alive in secluded woods in rural Virginia, apparently stranded there for days after disappearing on a holiday road trip, authorities said. Seventy-one-year-old Barbara Briley was unconscious when she was found Wednesday afternoon with her great-granddaughter La'Myra Briley in Dinwiddie County at least a mile from a paved road, Virginia State Police said.


  7. Taliban fighter case stirs question on law of armed conflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2016 | The Republic

    Two years after being brought to the U.S. to face charges in an attempted attack on American forces in Afghanistan, Irek Hamidullin is arguing he should never have been prosecuted at all. A federal court appeal from Hamidullin, a former Russian army officer who defected to fight alongside Taliban-affiliated forces, raises anew the question of how the U.S. government should handle people captured overseas for acts of violence they commit against the American military.


  8. Rolling Stone heading to trial over debunked story of rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | The Republic

    RICHMOND, Va. - For the first time since Rolling Stone magazine's shocking story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia hit shelves two years ago, the public may hear from the young woman at the center of the now discredited article "A Rape on Campus."


  9. Supreme Court to hear challenge over offensive trademarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2016 | The Republic

    The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks in a case that could affect the Washington Redskins. The justices agreed Thursday to take up a dispute involving an Asian-American rock band called the Slants, but they did not act on a separate request to hear the higher-profile Redskins case at the same time.


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