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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) is expected to sign this week a "Blue Lives Matter" bill into law, which would add police officers as a protected class under the state's hate-crime law.

The bill that makes attacks on law enforcement officers, firefighters, and medical first responders a hate crime will be the first law of its kind in the country.

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A federal court Tuesday struck down a provision of Ohio law that scaled back the early voting period in the state.

Judge Michael Watson, of the U.S District Court of the Southerm District of Ohio, ruled that the provision was a violation of the 14th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act.

The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by voting rights attorney Marc Elias -- who is also the general counsel of the Hillary Clinton campaign -- on behalf of The Ohio Organizing Collaborative and individual voters in the state. It targeted a number of changes to Ohio voting laws, including the elimination of "Golden Week," a period when residents could register to vote and vote on the same day.

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