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After signing racist voter suppression law, NC Gov. Pat McCrory brags voters are ‘not coming out’

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Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s voter ID law may have been struck down, but he suggested on Sunday that other suppression techniques were working because Democratic voters were “not coming out” to the polls.

Earlier this year, a federal court found that North Carolina Republicans intended to suppress minority voters by requiring a photo ID, banning election day registrations and other regressive restrictions.

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McCrory told Fox News on Sunday that Republicans had been successful in suppressing the Democratic vote.

“We’re already seeing the Clinton voters not coming out in numbers the Obama voters were coming out four years ago at this point in time,” he explained to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. “I think the turnout will be impacted by this [Hillary Clinton email scandal] because people are just disgusted with the whole thing.”

“And I think there is Clinton fatigue,” he added. “And, frankly, there was some concern about Mr. Trump too. It’s kind of ironic. In the last three weeks, the media keeps going to me, ‘Are you still going to support Trump due to the controversy from two weeks ago?’ It’s going to be interesting if the media turns around and ask my opponent [Roy Cooper], ‘Are you still going to support Hillary Clinton?'”

“And are you supporting Trump?” Bartiromo wondered.

“I am,” McCrory replied.

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Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Oct. 30, 2016.

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Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines

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Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.

"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.

More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.

At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.

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Chief Justice John Roberts issues New Year’s Eve warning to stand up for democracy

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In a progressive welcoming move, Chief Justice John Roberts issued his New Year's Eve annual report urging his fellow federal judges to stand up for democracy.

"In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public's need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital," he wrote. "We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity and stability."

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Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why

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According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.

As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."

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