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  • 7:35am Aug 18, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Immigration Reform Activists March To Calif. Farm Country

    Bakersfield is conservative, with a large immigrant and farm labor population. Protesters are pushing the city's Republican congressman to adopt the Senate-passed immigration reform bill — and they've got the support of local Republican leaders.
  • The Rev. Vonner Horton outside her church in Merry Hill, N.C. For years, Horton and the church have used the state's early-voting system to make sure as many people as possible could vote. She says the new law that shaves a week off early-voting dates wil
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    8:51pm Aug 16, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    In Rural N.C., New Voter ID Law Awakens Some Old Fears

    Just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, North Carolina has a new law to require photo ID at the polls and to shorten early voting. Proponents say the law will stave off voter fraud. Opponents say it will effectively quash the vote of many poor minorities.
  • Reggie Shaw killed two men while he was texting on a Utah highway. He now speaks to groups about the dangers of texting and driving.
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    4:31pm Aug 16, 2013
    National National Education

    Herzog Plumbs Guilt And Loss Wrought By Texting And Driving

    Werner Herzog's latest project is a slight departure for the acclaimed filmmaker: a 35-minute public service announcement on the dangers of texting and driving. Yes, it's long, he says, but the "inner landscape" of great suffering such accidents can cause "can only be shown if you have more time."
  • Happy Dodson (left) and Taz Roman are president and treasurer, respectively, of the Connecticut chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse.
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    11:36am Aug 16, 2013
    National National

    Riding Choppers And Harleys To Protect Kids In Need

    Bikers may have a tough image, but Happy Dodson, Taz Roman and other members of Bikers Against Child Abuse have a soft spot for kids. The international nonprofit accepts referrals from parents, police and social workers, and if those kids ever feel unsafe, BACA members will come roaring to their aid.
  • 8:40am Aug 16, 2013
    National National

    'Nothing Racist' Implied In 'Obama' Act, Says Rodeo Clown

    "Comedians all over the country have used political figures to make fun of current events, it's nothing new," rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling has told a Missouri news outlet. The skit he directed at the state fair sparked outrage.
  • 8:40am Aug 16, 2013
    National National

    Former JPMorgan Chase Traders Charged Over 'White Whale' Bets

    Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges on Wednesday against two JPMorgan Chase traders involved in the "London Whale" bets that produced $6 billion in losses for the bank. The Securities and Exchange Commission also filed a civil case. The two men were charged with fraud and conspiracy to falsify books and records.