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Black pastors move to counter new voter ID laws

(RNS) African-American clergy are joining forces with civil rights groups to push for increased voter registration ahead of the November election, spurred on by new voter laws they say restrict opportunities for minorities to enter the voting booth. By Adelle M. Banks.

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‘Ten Commandments Judge’ Roy Moore poised to return to Ala. court

MOBILE, Ala. (RNS) With 98 percent of state precincts counted, Roy Moore held on to 51 percent of the vote in his bid to retake his former job as chief justice of the state's supreme court, nearly a decade after he lost the job for refusing to remove a massive Ten Commandments monument. By Debbie M. Lord and Brenda Kirby.