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Voting machine vendor treated election officials to trips to Vegas, elsewhere

Election Systems and Software, the nation’s largest voting equipment vendor, has for at least nine years coaxed state and local elections officials to serve on an “advisory board” that gathers twice annually in cities across the country for company-sponsored conferences, including one last year at a ritzy Las Vegas resort hotel. One ethics expert said the arrangement is so cozy it "shocks the conscience."

World

New Panama Papers leak shows U.S. oddly inactive

A new leak of data from law firm Mossack Fonseca shows it scrambling to contain the fallout from the 2016 leak of the Panama Papers and attempting to field demands for information from authorities worldwide — with the glaring exception of the U.S.

Border Patrol releases video showing detainees in cages inside a detention center in Texas

The U.S. Border Patrol released video of a brief tour they gave reporters inside a detention facility in McAllen, Texas, where it holds families arrested at the southern U.S. border. The video shows adult and children housed in cages.