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Bystanders take snapshots of the burned out terrasse of the famed restaurant Le Fouquet's on the Champs Elysees the day after it was vandalized and set on fire during the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations by the yellow vests, in Paris, France, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Paris cleaned up one of the world's most glamorous avenues Saturday after resurgent rioting by yellow vest protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron stunned the nation. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
March 18, 2019 - 1:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister announced a ban Monday on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and in two other cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from arson fires. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the ban will apply...
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March 18, 2019 - 10:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed bills restricting online media and making a criminal of anyone who insults the state — laws that critics see as part of Kremlin efforts to stifle criticism and tighten media control. A bill passed by the Russian parliament earlier this month...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Ben Lieberman poses for a photo at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Lieberman, whose 19-year-old son died in a crash involving distracted driving, is urging support for a legislative proposal that would make Nevada the first state in the U.S. to allow police to use prototype technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 17, 2019 - 10:44 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. The measure is igniting privacy concerns and has...
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March 17, 2019 - 10:22 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Senators studying a bill that would overhaul public education in South Carolina plan two more meetings on either side of the state. The Senate Education Committee will meet 6 p.m. Monday at the auditorium at Gaffney High School. They will meet against Thursday at the...
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March 17, 2019 - 8:45 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — While nearby states are acting quickly to move more restrictive abortion laws through their legislatures, South Carolina lawmakers have barely touched the issue so far in 2019. Lawmakers have introduced at least nine different abortion bills in the South Carolina General...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina’s elections board is expected to decide Monday, March 4 when to hold new party primaries and the general election for the 9th congressional district, where a seat still remains vacant after November’s result was tainted by ballot fraud concerns. Democrat Dan McCready is running again in the new election. Harris will not. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool, File)
March 14, 2019 - 3:29 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The sponsor of a North Carolina law limiting LGBT rights that led businesses, entertainers and others to boycott the state is running for Congress. State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte filed on Thursday to run in the 9th Congressional District re-do election. He faces at least...
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FILE- This May 22, 2018 file photo, shows a voter access card inserted in a voting reader during voting in the Georgia primary in Kennesaw, Ga. Just months after a highly contentious race for Georgia governor, the state Senate has approved a House plan to purchase new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot statewide. It's a big step toward replacing Georgia's current outdated voting system, which offers no auditable paper trail. But some say it's a big step in the wrong direction. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
March 14, 2019 - 11:55 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Legislation calling for Georgia to purchase new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot is headed to the governor's desk. The House passed the election bill Thursday, a day after Senate approval. The bill would replace a system that offers no auditable paper...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018 file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in Washington. Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, a prohibition that could be the strictest in the country. The House on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, gave final approval by an 86-1 vote to the bill, which Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he supports. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
March 14, 2019 - 12:28 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawmakers in Arkansas and Utah sent their governors legislation Wednesday banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, moving the states closer to enacting bans that could be among the strictest in the country. The Arkansas House gave final approval by an 86-1...
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March 13, 2019 - 4:38 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of senators wants more time to look at true early voting in South Carolina. A Senate subcommittee Wednesday did not vote on a proposal allowing a week of early voting for statewide primaries and general elections, ending the Saturday before an election. Currently,...
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In this May 24, 2018, file photo, the home of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers, in Jackson, Miss. A wide-ranging bill that revived a popular conservation program, added 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and created five new national monuments was signed on March 12, 2019, by President Donald Trump. The three park service monuments are the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Mississippi and the Mill Springs and Camp Nelson national monuments in Kentucky. The Evers site marks the home of the slain civil rights leader, (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 12, 2019 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a wide-ranging public lands bill Tuesday that creates five new national monuments and expands several national parks. The new law also adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which...
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