Texas Voter ID Law Heads To Trial In U.S. Court
Texas Voter ID Law Heads To Trial In U.S. Court
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A U.S. court in Texas will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case over a law requiring voters to present photo identification, a move the state's Republican leaders say will prevent fraud while plaintiffs call it a veiled attempt at suppressing minority turnout. The case is also part of a new strategy by the Obama administration to challenge voting laws it says discriminate by race in order to counter a U.S. State Republican leaders have said the law aims to prevent fraud at the ballot box and that there is no evidence to show that the law is discriminatory.
Fans of the Star Wars saga don’t have much longer to wait before the saga returns in full force. Still, even now the plot of director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens remains just as shrouded in mystery as its masked antagonist, Kylo Ren. However, thanks to some new footage just released via the official Star Wars Instagram account, Lucasfilm may have just dropped the biggest hints regarding a key sequence in the new film. While there’s not too much new footage to dissect, everyone's first real shot at John Boyega’s Finn brandishing a lightsaber may provide a bit more insight into what could be one of the film’s main battles.
The CEO of Napa Valley Wine Train is apologizing after a group of women, most of them black, were kicked off one of its trains over the weekend for allegedly being too loud. But one of them, Lisa Renee Johnson, says her friends still feel humiliated and that the incident was "racially charged." The incident took place on Saturday. Johnson and 10 other members of the Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club, all black except one, were escorted off a train by police. Sam Singer, a spokesman for the Napa Valley Wine Train, told The New York Times, "No, it's not racism, it's acute insensitivity" and that the staff will undergo additional sensitivity training.
Betty White is scrubbing in for Bones. The beloved TV star will play Dr. Beth Mayer in an upcoming season 11 episode of the hit Fox series. And get this: White's character is the Jeffersonian's newest squintern. She's brought in to consult on a murder linked to fantasy football, one of her areas of expertise. The character is described as very accomplished and sharp as a tack…so a real stretch for White, one of hardest working people in show business who just happens to be 93!
Actress Lisa Kudrow resurrected her “Friends” character Phoebe for a surprise performance with Taylor Swift in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. “The Comeback” star shocked fans when she appeared onstage at the Staples Center with a guitar and performed Phoebe’s most famous song “Smelly Cat” in the character’s strained singing voice alongside Swift. She remained in character during the performance and in the middle of their rendition, Kudrow cut in, as Phoebe, and told Swift, “That’s good, but you have to really feel the lyrics… You’ll get there.”
Hillary Clinton on Thursday compared her Republican opponents to terrorist organizations when it comes to their views on women, telling an audience her potential rivals were pushing outdated policies. the Democratic presidential frontrunner said that she is taken back from some views on women expressed by Republicans. Referring to extreme views on women, she said quote We expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world,” She then said that she opposes those views in the context of 21st century america, coming from republicans hoping to become president. In the rally at cleveland, Clinton did not mention any specific terrorist or militant groups, such as the Islamic State, which has held women as sex slaves in Iraq and Syria.
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