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Since the Islamic Center of Culpeper was founded in northern Virginia in 2011, worshippers met for daily prayers and holidays at a cramped, ill-equipped house located on the site of a used car dealership.

After a five-year effort to find a permanent site that was economical and large enough to house its congregants, the ICC applied for a sanitation permit to begin construction on a mosque on a stretch of land on Rixeyville Road. But in April, after receiving a flood of complaints from residents, county supervisors voted to block the permit, effectively blocking construction of the building.

According to a lawsuit the U.S. Justice Department filed Monday in federal court in Virginia, that decision represented a discriminatory effort on the part of Culpeper County to keep Muslim worshippers from having a permanent place to gather and to pray.

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In the wake of Donald Trump’s upset presidential win, the small yet vocal cohort of white nationalists who supported his campaign are refocusing their efforts from trolling liberals online to running for elected office.

Their reasoning: If a candidate who appealed to the tide of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim sentiment surging on the country’s right could win over voters, why not one who is openly "pro-white"?

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A state court judge in Nevada on Tuesday expressed skepticism about a lawsuit filed by the Donald Trump campaign the day before that alleged that the closing times at certain early voting poll sites in Las Vegas had been illegally extended.

The judge, Gloria Sturnam, denied the Trump campaign's request for a court order after it had already received an informal confirmation that the information about poll workers at the sites relevant to the case would be preserved.

"I am not going to issue any order. I am not going to do it," Sturnam said.

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