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A federal court has found that 11 Virginia legislative districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered and ordered lawmakers to redraw the state's electoral map. A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 Tuesday in a lawsuit that accused lawmakers of illegally packing black voters into certain districts to make surrounding districts whiter and more Republican. The case filed by Democratic voters made its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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A federal discrimination lawsuit says Bank of America treats foreclosed homes in white communities better than those in minority communities. The Washington Post reports fair housing groups filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Maryland accusing the bank of violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Bank of America says the allegations are "without merit."