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Pennsylvania will soon have new congressional maps.

The United States Supreme Court has decided not to block a state court ruling requiring Pennsylvania's Legislature to immediately redraw its legislative boundaries.

Pennsylvania's state Supreme Court had previously ruled those 18 congressional districts — drawn by a Republican Legislature and signed by a Republican governor in 2011 — were overly partisan and violated the state Constitution.

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor's relationship with Gov. John Kasich has become distant since Lt. Gov. Taylor announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor. Gov. Kasich has endorsed and supports Lt. Gov. Taylor's campaign.  

We'll take a look at the governor's race, Gov. Kasich's Supreme Court pick, and more of the latest in state and national news with our reporter panel. 

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Ohio officials and civil liberty advocates are in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday for a U.S. Supreme Court case that could have implications for how several states update their voter rolls.

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Former Army Sgt. Joseph Helle didn't realize something was wrong until he was at his polling place.

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As we head into the new year, Ohio teachers’ unions are keeping a close eye on a U.S. Supreme Court case that could negatively impact membership numbers.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to fully enforce its revised ban on allowing entry to the United States by residents of eight countries while legal challenges are heard by a federal appeals court.

Six of the countries — Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad and Somalia — are majority-Muslim nations. The other two are North Korea and Venezuela.

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a case challenging the use of a Confederate emblem on the Mississippi state flag.

Carlos Moore, an African-American lawyer from Mississippi who petitioned the court, had argued in court documents that the flag, visible in state buildings, courts and schools, symbolically expresses support for white supremacy. The flag incorporates the Confederate battle flag in its upper left corner.

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More than a quarter of Ohio’s registered voters didn’t cast ballots last year, and for some of them, that could have been one inactive election too many. Ohio has been removing voters who haven’t cast ballots over a period of six years – unless they contact their Board of Elections during that time.

As more alleged victims of sexual harassment have come forward in recent weeks, it's clear that they've found strength in numbers.

But workers' rights advocates fear that cases before the Supreme Court could end up limiting employees' abilities to bring collective action on harassment and other issues in the workplace.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by Ohio and 10 other states against American Express. 

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