Turkey agreed Monday to allow fighters from Iraq’s Kurdish region to cross its territory to help save the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobani from Islamist radicals. The decision was a breakthrough for the United States as it works to assemble a coalition to combat the Islamic State.
A divided Supreme Court let a Texas voter ID law take effect. The court’s decision means Texas voters starting Oct. 20 must present one of several forms of photo identification. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote emphatically on behalf of herself and two other dissenters, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
A study of federal data finds that: “Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts — 21 times greater.” Police would have to have killed 185 white young men from 2010 through 2012 — more than one every week — to even out the racial imbalance found.