U.N. at 75 faces deeply polarized world

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Born out of World War II’s devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations officially marks its 75th anniversary Monday at an inflection point in history, navigating a polarized world as it faces a pandemic, regional conflicts, a shrinking economy and growing inequality. Criticized for spewing …
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Jay Ashcroft Sued by Voter Advocates Over Mail-In Restrictions

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Voting rights advocates have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, hoping to make it easier to vote by mail in the upcoming election — and ensure those votes are counted.

The suit alleges that Ashcroft and election offices across the state are violating voters' rights by forcing them to take unnecessary steps and health risks to cast ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The pandemic has uprooted our lives in ways we never imagined and that includes the voting process," Jamala Rogers, executive director of the Organization for Black Struggle, one of five organizations bringing the suit, says in a news release.…
Doyle Murphy