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Why House Republicans going through magnetometers has zero to do with the Constitution

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On Tuesday, magnetometers were installed just off the House floor as a safety measure in the wake of the riot that led to the overrunning of the US Capitol last Wednesday. Members of Congress were required to go thr...

Alabama voters approve an amendment to remove racist language from state’s constitution

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Alabama has voted to remove racist language from its constitution, CNN projects. Although segregation hasn't been legal in Alabama since the 1950s, a section remains in the state's constitution requiring Black and W...

Alabama voters will decide whether to remove racist language about segregated schools and interracial marriage from the state constitution

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This Election Day, Alabama voters once again will decide whether to remove racist language from the state's constitution and other sections that ground it in its segregationist past. Although segregation hasn't bee...

Chile’s president hails ‘triumph of democracy’ as voters back scrapping dictatorship-era constitution

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Chile's President Sebastian Piñera hailed the results of a national referendum held to scrap a dictatorship-era constitution as a "triumph" for democracy. Preliminary results late Sunday showed Chileans overwhelming...

Can a new constitution solve Chile’s old problems?

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For a country at peace, Chile has seen plenty of recent turmoil. Churches were set ablaze and hundreds arrested during protests in the capital Santiago last weekend, nearly a year after at least 26 people died in fi...

Broadway comes to TV with ‘American Utopia’ and ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’

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With Broadway marquees dark, this weekend brings a welcome double dose of the New York stage to TV screens: "American Utopia," David Byrne's free-spirited concert, directed by Spike Lee for HBO; and "What the Consti...

Kyrgyzstan’s acting president may seek constitution change to run for full term

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Kyrgyzstan's new acting President Sadyr Japarov, who came to power last week in a popular uprising, may run for a full term if the country amends its constitution to allow it, Russia's TASS news agency quoted him as ...

US Constitution Fast Facts

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Here's a look at the United States Constitution, which establishes and sets forth the ultimate law of the land. The Constitution is comprised of a preamble, seven articles and 27 amendments (last addition in 1992)....

Constitution doesn’t require census to be accurate, Trump administration says

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The Trump administration argued on Friday against a challenge to its 2020 census plans by saying the Constitution requires a count but does not say it must be accurate. "It cannot be the case that accuracy in and ...

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