Voter turnout more than doubles in Alabama after controversial, redrawn district

Last summer, in the case of Allen v. Milligan, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the proposed Alabama congressional district map was gerrymandered, discriminating against Black voters. The state initially refused to redraw the map, defying the federal court order. However, a new map was eventually drawn, giving an opportunity for a second minority district.

Iran launches drones toward Israel in retaliatory attack

Iran has initiated a direct military attack on Israel, a significant escalation that could potentially ignite a broader regional conflict. This marked the first instance of Iran launching such a direct assault on Israel, involving drones and possibly cruise and ballistic missiles, heightening tensions significantly.