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10:27am

Fri September 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Suspect Charged In 'Air Hoax,' And Victim Arrested On Unrelated Charges

The US Air flight that was forced to return to Philadelphia on Thursday because of the hoax.
Clem Murray MCT /Landov

File this under "you think you had a bad day?" and "that was a really dumb idea."

First, a plane headed from Philadelphia to Texas is turned around Thursday because someone called authorities to say a passenger was carrying a "liquid explosive."

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1:51pm

Thu August 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Justice Department Closes Investigation Into Deaths Of Two Detainees

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 6:19 pm

The Justice Department has closed an investigation into the deaths of two detainees in American custody in Iraq and Afghanistan without bringing any criminal charges.

Attorney General Eric Holder said prosecutors had declined to proceed "because the admissible evidence would not be sufficient to obtain and sustain a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt."

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10:23am

Mon August 27, 2012
The Two-Way

S. Carolina's Voter ID Law Challenged In Federal Court

South Carolina's voter ID law is in federal court this week, where state officials will try to defend it against a U.S. Justice Department finding that says the law would discriminate against blacks.

The law would require a photo identification as a prerequisite for voting.

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4:36pm

Thu August 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Immigration Employees File Suit Against Obama's New Immigration Policy

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 11:03 am

The logo of the U.S. Homeland Security Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention and Removal unit.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

7:46am

Fri August 17, 2012
It's All Politics

Federal Court Reinstates Early Voting Days In Parts Of Florida

Originally published on Fri August 17, 2012 9:02 am

A federal court has rejected part of Florida's new election law that would have restricted the number of early voting days across the state. The court said the new law cannot take effect in five counties where the African-American vote could be key in November.

The ruling — which was announced late Thursday — is a win for voting rights groups, who say the new law was meant to suppress minority voters in Florida in the Nov. 6 presidential election.

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