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‘This Is a Big Deal’: Iowa Gov. Ends Voting Ban for People With Felony Convictions

In a development heralded as “a historic sea change,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order on Wednesday overturning the state’s policy of permanently banning those with felony convictions from voting. “Today we take a significant step forward in acknowledging the importance of redemption, second chances, and the need to address inequalities in our …

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Calls Mount for ‘Radical Changes in Policy and Policing’ and the Arrest of Fired Atlanta Officer Who Killed Rayshard Brooks

Local activists and an attorney for the family of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old black man shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer Friday night, are calling for the officer to be arrested and charged along with demanding “radical” reforms to policing in Georgia’s capital city. The Atlanta Police Department (APD) fired the officer who …

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