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Saturday November 17th, 2018 evening edition

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Texas Students Will Soon Learn Slavery Played A Central Role In The Civil War.

Texas' Board of Education voted Friday to change the way its students learn about the Civil War.

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students will be taught that slavery played a "central role" in the war.

The state's previous social studies standards listed three causes for the Civil War: sectionalism, states' rights and slavery, in that order.

In the end, the Republican-led board landed on a compromise: Students will be taught about "the central role of the expansion of slavery in causing sectionalism, disagreements over states' rights and the Civil War.".

He believes it draws a straighter line between slavery and the Civil War than the previous standards did.

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Colorado adopts California emissions standards

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado has adopted emission rules for cars and small trucks that incorporate California standards.

Under the rules, new vehicles sold in Colorado must average 36 miles per gallon (15 kilometers per liter) by the year 2025.

With the vote, Colorado joins several other states in moving pre-emptively to avoid any weakening of federal emissions standards by the Donald Trump administration. »

Brian Kemp’s Win In Georgia Is Tainted by Voter Suppression – Mother Jones

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There were a multitude of voting problems in the gubernatorial race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams.

The election was marred by allegations of widespread voter suppression, and the Abrams campaign says that suppression may have prevented enough votes to keep the race from going to a runoff.

Georgia was the epicenter of Republican voter suppression tactics in 2018. »

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination

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The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people familiar with the matter.

[Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is ‘chief of the tribe’ in cowed House of Saud].

In addition to calls and audio recordings, CIA analysts also linked some members of the Saudi hit team directly to Mohammed himself. »