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House passes voting rights bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a sweeping voting and ethics bill.

The 220-210 vote was mostly along party lines for the legislation that would restrict partisan gerrymandering and strike down voting hurdles.

The bill has a more difficult route in the Senate, where it has little chance of passing without changes to procedural rules that currently would allow Republicans to block it.

Read more from The Associated Press.


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