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Early Voting Changes In North Carolina Spark Bipartisan Controversy

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At a time when early voting is becoming increasingly popular nationwide, a new law passed by North Carolina's GOP-controlled legislature cuts early voting sites by nearly 20 percent.

Early Voting Changes In North Carolina Spark Bipartisan Controversy

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Employees work on the assembly line of the Tiguan model at the Volkswagen car plant in Puebla, central Mexico, in March. The auto sector is a key focus of the newly revised North American free trade agreement. Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will NAFTA 2.0 Really Boost Mexican Wages?

The new trade deal signed by the U.S., Mexico and Canada says much of a car should be built by workers making at least $16 an hour. Some experts are skeptical that will happen anytime soon in Mexico.

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Midterm Election Could Reshape Health Policy

Obamacare won't be on the ballot, but the fate of the 8-year-old health care law could be decided by whichever party wins control of Congress in November.

Midterm Election Could Reshape Health Policy

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USA Gymnastics hired Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer on Friday. But after intense criticism from many of the sport's biggest stars, Bono tendered her resignation on Tuesday. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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After Barrage of Criticism, USA Gymnastics Interim President And CEO Resigns

"My withdrawal comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization," Mary Bono said in her resignation letter Tuesday.

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New York City Creates Gender-Neutral Designation For Birth Certificates

People who were born in the city and don't identify as male or female can change the gender on their birth certificate to a third category — X — without acquiring approval from a physician.

Dennis Hof, seen outside one of his brothels in Nevada earlier this year, was found dead Tuesday. Hof was a brothel owner who beat the three-term Republican candidate in the primary for a district in southern Nevada, a victory that roiled local politics and made national headlines. Steve Marcus/Reuters hide caption

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Brothel Owner And Trump-Inspired Candidate Dennis Hof Dies At 72

He was best known as a legal pimp whose business was profiled on a reality TV show that aired on HBO. He had recently turned to politics, running for state assembly in Nevada.

In Jonah Hill's directing debut Mid90s, Stevie (Sunny Suljic, left) and Ray (Na-kel Smith) come of age among an LA skateboarding crew. Tobin Yelland/A24 hide caption

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It Wasn't Cool To Care In The 'Mid90s' — But Jonah Hill Does

In Hill's directorial debut, a 13-year-old boy from a troubled home finds his tribe through skateboarding. "It really was an ethic and aesthetic for me that I carry with me to this day," Hill says.

It Wasn't Cool To Care In The 'Mid90s' — But Jonah Hill Does

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Activists protest in Mumbai to support Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta, who has spoken out about an alleged case of sexual harassment. Women in India are naming and shaming their abusers on social media. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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#MeToo Movement Gathers Force In India

A year after sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein catapulted #MeToo into a national movement in the U.S., women in India are using Facebook and Twitter to tell their stories.

A guard walks past a monument at North Alton Confederate Cemetery in Alton, Ill. The federal government has hired private security firms to guard several Confederate memorials across the U.S in the aftermath of clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters last year. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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In Wake Of Charlottesville, Federal Government Pays To Protect Confederate Cemeteries

The Department of Veterans Affairs has spent millions providing round-the-clock protection to guard graves and memorials dedicated to Confederate soldiers.

"I am frustrated that despite all of our efforts, we haven't been able to identify the cause of this mystery illness," said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. James Leynse/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids

Acute flaccid myelitis causes weakness in arms or legs. The cause isn't clear but may be related to viruses, environmental toxins or genetic disorders. Since 2014, 386 total cases have been confirmed, including 62 this year.

President Trump, left, directed then-attorney, Michael Cohen, center, to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels, right, ahead of Election Day in 2016. But a judge threw out a lawsuit by Daniels on Monday. AP hide caption

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'Tiny' Vs. 'Horseface': Trump Slings Mud With Stormy Daniels After Courtroom Win

The president said he relished the chance to battle back in court against the porn actress after a judge threw out her defamation lawsuit on Monday. Bring it, her lawyer said.

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