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Supreme Court Reviews Whether Parts of 1965 Voting Rights Act Are Out Of Date

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The politically charged issue of race was before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case that could determine how the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act applies to the South. The nine justices engaged in a lively and at times contentious 70-minute exchange, with several possibly signaling their positions in what may mean a new chapter in the nation's divided racial history. The repercussions of their eventual decision could be felt throughout the country.
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