Constitutional amendments

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, casts a ballot with his grandson, as wife Emine Erdogan, left, looks on, inside a polling station in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Voters in Turkey were casting their ballots Sunday in a historic referendum to approve or reject a set of constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the president's powers. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 16, 2017 - 5:59 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the referendum in Turkey, set to decide whether more power should be concentrated in the hands of the president (all times local): 1 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says two people have died in a fight outside a polling station in the southeastern province of...
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In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo, high school teacher Natalie O'Brien, center, hands out papers during a civics class called "We the People," at North Smithfield High School in North Smithfield, R.I. More states are requiring graduating high school students to know at least as much about the U.S. founding documents as immigrants passing a citizenship test. Boosting civics literacy has been a bipartisan cause. But some advocates say a mandate to test government trivia is too simplistic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 03, 2017 - 9:34 am
In a growing number of states, high school graduates are being required to know at least as much about U.S. founding documents as immigrants passing the citizenship test. Can you ace it? An applicant must correctly answer six of 10 questions, selected from 100 possible questions, to pass the civics...
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April 03, 2017 - 6:21 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's president has signed a constitutional amendment that makes it possible for lawmakers to annul pardons granted by former Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar that barred an investigation into the kidnapping of the son of late President Michal Kovac. The authoritarian...
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Relatives carry a coffin with the remains of Rodrigo Quintana, a member of the Authentic Radical Liberal Party, who was killed in an incident at party's headquarters away from congress at the party's headquarters on Friday, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, April 1, 2017. Clashes erupt between police and protesters outside Paraguay's congress, with demonstrators setting fires around the building after a majority of senators carry out what some was called an irregular vote to allow presidential re-election. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
April 01, 2017 - 6:03 pm
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — President Horacio Cartes fired Paraguay's interior minister and top police official on Saturday following the killing of a young opposition party leader and violent overnight clashes sparked by a secret Senate vote for a constitutional amendment to allow presidential re-...
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People ram a barrier into the Congress building during clashes between police and protesters opposing an approved proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the election of a president to a second term, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Friday, March 31, 2017. Some protesters broke through police lines and entered the first floor, where they set fire to papers and furniture. Police used water cannon and fired rubber bullets to drive demonstrators away from the building while firefighters extinguished blazes inside. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
April 01, 2017 - 5:04 pm
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — President Horacio Cartes has fired Paraguay's interior minister and top police official in the killing of young opposition party leader, a death that came amid violent clashes overnight sparked by a secret Senate vote for a constitutional amendment to allow presidential re...
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People ram a barrier into the Congress building during clashes between police and protesters opposing an approved proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the election of a president to a second term, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Friday, March 31, 2017. Some protesters broke through police lines and entered the first floor, where they set fire to papers and furniture. Police used water cannon and fired rubber bullets to drive demonstrators away from the building while firefighters extinguished blazes inside. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
April 01, 2017 - 9:28 am
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Violent clashes erupted between police and protesters outside Paraguay's congress after senators approved a constitutional amendment to allow a president to run for a second term. Some protesters broke through police lines and entered the first floor, setting fire to...
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March 27, 2017 - 4:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment say a pro-ratification vote last week in Nevada and women's activism following President Donald Trump's election are good signs it will one day be inserted into the U.S. Constitution. Legislators and other speakers...
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March 27, 2017 - 4:16 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment are trying to revive interest in it again after Nevada lawmakers ratified it last week almost 35 years past a congressional deadline. An alliance of several organizations promoting women's rights scheduled a news...
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People in the gallery and on the floor celebrate Nevada's ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment at the Nevada Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Nevada became the first state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution that women and men are equal under the law. (AP Photo/Alison Noon)
March 22, 2017 - 9:39 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada on Wednesday became the first state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution that women and men are equal under the law. Lawmakers who backed the amendment say it is a profound and overdue gesture for women...
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March 21, 2017 - 10:43 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's National Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would continue the practice of trying terrorism suspects in military courts. The measure was approved by the lower house on Tuesday, but has yet to be voted upon by the senate. It would essentially extend the...
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