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   Last week, the U.S. Senate voted on a bipartisan amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, an amendment that would strengthen the U.S. ban on torture. The amendment was put forth by Arizona Sen. John McCain, a Republican, and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat. Louisiana split on the vote, with Sen. Bill Cassidy voting for it and Sen. David Vitter against it ...

   Less than 24 hours after the church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina that killed nine people, outgoing Xavier University President Norman Francis was being honored by the New Orleans City Council. "I'm concerned about this country," Francis said. "We're all at risk if we don't deal with the disparities and the quality of life issues, and they're there. ... We have to deal with this or it will come to haunt us." ...

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