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Partisan gerrymandering is almost as old as America, but will the Supreme Court decide it has gone too far?

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether partisan gerrymandering – in which voting districts are drawn to favor one party – is a time-honored American political tradition or has evolved into an unconstitutional rigging of elections. The Wisconsin case of Gill vs. Whitford, to be heard...
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National High School Football: De La Salle vs. Central-Fresno
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:41:00 +0200
Watch as De La Salle hosts Central-Fresno in a high school football matchup on Saturday, Sept. 23. Kickoff scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Find and watch the best high school sports content live on The Cube. Follow your favorite schools in the area or around...
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Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. 'What is going on here?'
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0200
It was a spectacle nobody in this sleepy New Jersey town would forget. Early one Monday morning, police and FBI agents in bulletproof vests bounded up the steps of suburban townhouses and split levels, threatening to break down the doors, hauling out...
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Rams show what’s on tap for 2017: excitement and a lot of exhaustion
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:05:00 +0200
They tried to give it away, but couldn’t. They did everything humanly possible to blow it, except blow it. On a nutty night at Levi’s Stadium on Thursday, these new Rams backed up the precipice of 2016, stared over their shoulders into its flaming...
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Rams have their problems, but they're at least showing promise
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:45:00 +0200
The Rams had a spark, they moved the ball, they located the end zone … and they wound up losing to Washington 27-20. A year earlier, in making their Los Angeles debut with a 9-6 victory over Seattle, the wrong-way Rams were as flat as a Johnny Unitas...
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Equifax's free credit freeze won't fully protect you, so here's what to do
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:35:00 +0200
In the days since the credit reporting firm Equifax disclosed the breach of 143 million consumers’ private financial data, howls of outrage have only grown louder.Dozens of potential class-action lawsuits have been filed, Congress has revved up hearings...
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An exasperating hunt for gasoline in Florida as Hurricane Irma's evacuees scramble to come home
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:10:00 +0200
The drive from Naples to Gainesville was 288 miles of gut-wrenching anxiety, and not because of destruction from the massive hurricane that tore through the day before. Along that entire stretch of Interstate 75 — four hours from far southwest Florida...
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After an earthquake and a hurricane — and Trump's failure to send condolences — Mexico rescinds offer of aid to U.S.
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 02:10:00 +0200
Mexico on Monday withdrew its offer of aid to the United States to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, saying those resources are now needed at home as Mexico recovers from a separate hurricane and a devastating earthquake. Last month, as Hurricane Harvey...
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Pac-12 football: Oregon holds off Nebraska; Cal avoids upset against Weber State
Sun, 10 Sep 2017 02:45:00 +0200
Justin Herbert threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns, and the Oregon Ducks spoiled coach Mike Riley's homecoming with a 42-35 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. Royce Freeman rushed for 153 yards and two scores while Charles Nelson caught eight passes...
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Jorge Linares retains WBA lightweight title with split-decision victory over Luke Campbell
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:50:00 +0200
Jorge Linares dug deep in his veteran bag of boxing skills Saturday night and discovered a way to edge England’s Luke Campbell by split decision. Linares was awarded victory by scores of 114-113 and 115-112 while another judge scored the bout for Campbell...
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Dodgers lose Hyun-Jin Ryu to arm injury and then game to Giants
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:25:00 +0200
Dave Roberts was a key member of a Boston Red Sox team that ended an 86-year-long championship drought by winning the World Series in 2004. And though Roberts wouldn’t compare the Dodgers’ current dry spell to what Boston’s long-suffered fans endured,...
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College football: No. 16 TCU tops No. 6 Oklahoma State; No. 4 Penn State avoids upset at Iowa
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:10:00 +0200
Darius Anderson ran for a career-high 160 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 16 TCU upset No. 6 Oklahoma State 44-31 on Saturday to stamp the Horned Frogs as a Big 12 contender. Kenny Hill passed for 228 yards for the Horned Frogs (4-0, 1-0 Big 12),...
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UCLA announcer Josh Lewin still has hectic schedule, even without Chargers
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:25:00 +0200
Josh Lewin has Sundays off now. Well, unless he’s calling a game involving UCLA. Or the New York Mets. The Bruins opened their season against Texas A&M on a Sunday and Lewin tries to make it to every Mets game he can during fall Sundays whenever UCLA’s...
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