President Obama orders 98 more prisoner releases

President Barack Obama has now ordered more prisoners released early from federal penitentiaries in a single year than any of his predecessors, after commuting the sentences of 98 people on Thursday.

Speaking while female, and at a disadvantage

In settings as varied as school boards, Vermont town meetings, community meetings in rural Indian villages and online news sites worldwide, researchers have quantified how women’s voices are underrepresented.

News reports claim groups supporting Trump use 'voter suppression' tactics

Bloomberg News quoted a senior campaign official from "inside the Trump bunker" as saying, "We have three major voter suppression operations under way" to discourage voting among three Democratic-leaning groups: "white liberals," young women and African-Americans.

Putin says U.S. 'hysteria' over Russia is mere election ploy

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused American politicians of whipping up hysteria about a mythical Russian threat as a ploy to distract voters from their own failings in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election.

Juror in Oregon militia conspiracy trial dismissed over bias

A federal judge in the conspiracy trial of seven people who took part in the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon dismissed a juror over questions of bias on Wednesday, then ordered jury deliberations to begin anew with a replacement.

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