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U.S. downgraded to flawed democracy for the first time

US falls from full to flawed democracyThe United States of America is now a more imperfect union.

The Democracy Index has downgraded the U.S. from a full democracy to a flawed one, marking the first time the nation has fallen into the lower ranking.

Other flawed democracies include Botswana, India, Japan and Ghana, while much of Western Europe stayed in the full democracy category.

Americans’ growing distrust in their government, elected officials and the media prompted the demotion, the Economist Intelligence Unit — the UK-based economic firm that produces the annual index — wrote in a Wednesday report.

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Minnesota Governor Dayton, 69, collapses during speech

Gov. Dayton collapsesGov. Mark Dayton collapsed while delivering his State of the State speech on Monday, striking his head on a lectern. The 69-year-old Democrat was helped into a back room and appeared to be conscious, and two colleagues said he appeared to be OK.

House Speaker Kurt Daudt said minutes after the incident that Dayton was "up and about" and that the governor would be all right. Sen. Dan Schoen, who is also a paramedic, was among those who went to Dayton's aid; he said Dayton was acting normally within 20 minutes of the collapse and poking fun at himself.

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Supreme Court Rejects Texas Appeal on Voter ID Law

SC rejects Texas appeal on voter ID'sThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Texas seeking to revive the state's strict Republican-backed voter-identification requirements that a lower court found had a discriminatory effect on black and Hispanic people.

The justices let stand a July 2016 decision by a lower court that found that the 2011 Texas statute ran afoul of a federal law that bars racial discrimination in elections and directed a lower court to find a way to fix the law's discriminatory effects against minorities.

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Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Killed in Car Crash

Royals pitcher Ventura dies in crashRoyals pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. The tragic news was confirmed by his agency, ISE Baseball, and the Royals. Ventura was 25 years old.

"Our prayers right now are with Yordano's family as we mourn this young man's passing," said Royals general manager Dayton Moore. "He was so young and so talented, full of youthful exuberance and always brought a smile to everyone he interacted with. We will get through this as an organization, but right now is a time to mourn and celebrate the life of Yordano."

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11 people killed in Georgia following severe weather

Georgia tornadoesA powerful tornado ripped through a mobile home park in south Georgia early Sunday, destroying half of its structures and killing seven people. Another four people died in neighboring counties, bringing the weekend death toll from severe weather in the southeastern U.S. to 15.

No respite from the specter of tornadoes was in sight for the Georgia-Florida line, however. The National Weather Service said Sunday that southern Georgia, northern Florida and the corner of southeastern Alabama could face "intense and long track" tornadoes, scattered damaging winds and large hail.

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Trump book for sale at the Smithsonian museum is riddled with falsehoods

Trump book for saleThe $50 book on Donald Trump is displayed at the very front of the National Museum of American History gift shop, its red-white-and-blue cover featuring the newly inaugurated president's signature stare-and-hair.

"Donald Trump 45th President of the United States Collector's Vault" shares real estate with acclaimed non-fiction by established historians such as James M. McPherson, Roger Lowenstein and Walter Isaacson. But the Trump book, written by Brandon Christopher Hall, a 25-year-old from Atlanta, might not meet their standards for accuracy. Or the standards of the Smithsonian musem, a publicly funded repository of 3 million artifacts of "true national treasures" that includes Thomas Jefferson's Bible and Abraham Lincoln's top hat.

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Operatic Soprano Roberta Peters Dies at 86

Roberta PetersColoratura soprano Roberta Peters, who turned to stage musicals following a triumphant career at the Metropolitan Opera, died of Parkinson’s disease in Rye, New York, January 19 at age 86.

The Bronx-born singer-actor’s precocious talent was quickly recognized. She almost made her professional debut on Broadway at age 16, when she was offered a role in the Kurt Weill-Langston Hughes musical Street Scene. She turned it down, preferring to focus on the world of opera.

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