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Wisc. DMV workers ordered to not offer voter IDs

In states where a photo identification is required to vote, Republican lawmakers have been able to avoid legal challenges to the rule by giving away free voter ID cards, thereby ducking the label of a “poll tax.” But in Wisconsin, which recently passed one of the nation’s most restrictive voter…

Airplane banner calls for S&P officials to ‘all be fired’

Public backlash over the decision to downgrade U.S. credit has finally reached Standard & Poor’s doorstep — or at least their airspace. An airplane was seen flying over the credit ratings agency’s Wall Street headquarters Tuesday that said, “Thanks for the downgrade, you should all be fired.” (Business Insider has…

Pakistan PM hints at family pardon for US official

ISLAMABAD — Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani suggested on Wednesday that relatives of two Pakistani men shot dead by a US official might pardon the American, but also said it was for a court to decide the man’s fate. The comments came as US Senator John Kerry visited the country…

Clinton renews call for Internet freedom

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton renewed her call for Internet freedom on Tuesday, saying countries that suppress online activity risk a public backlash like in Egypt and Tunisia. Clinton, in a speech at George Washington University here, also said the publication of secret US diplomatic cables by…

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