Constitutional amendments

Flanked by lawmakers, Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his decision to place a moratorium on the death penalty during a news conference at the Capitol, March 13, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 13, 2019 - 8:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom not only put a moratorium on executions in California on Wednesday, he said he also may commute death sentences and is pushing to repeal capital punishment. Newsom signed an executive order granting reprieves to all 737 condemned inmates on the nation's...
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March 13, 2019 - 11:42 am
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Elections officials in at least one North Carolina county say they need more staff to handle a constitutional amendment requiring photo identification to vote. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports the Pasquotank County elections director and deputy director...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation treaty following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. Amnesty International said on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, that dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government. The international rights group said the attacks appear "to be part of a sustained campaign to intimidate and silence critics" of el-Sissi's government. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
March 06, 2019 - 8:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government, an international rights group said Wednesday. Amnesty International said it analyzed dozens of suspicious emails and the...
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March 05, 2019 - 9:53 am
CAIRO (AP) — A one-day strike shuttered businesses and emptied streets in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and other parts of the country on Tuesday, activists said, as pressure mounted on longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down following more than two months of deadly protests...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 04, 2019 - 2:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — A year since effectively making himself China's leader for life, Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge, despite a slowing economy, a trade war with the United States and rumbles of discontent over his concentration of power. As China's president and head of the ruling Communist Party,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, state Senate president Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, speaks at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Galvano said he believes sports betting could be legalized without voter approval, although he said he might ask for it, anyway(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
March 02, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final. That may be no surprise, considering the three states account for 27 percent of all franchises in those leagues...
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March 01, 2019 - 5:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trial judge won't delay enforcement of his ruling that voided constitutional amendments approved by North Carolina voters in November to require photo voter identification and lower the cap on income tax rates. Wake County Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins denied on Friday...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:13 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge on Friday voided new state mandates requiring photo identification to vote and also limiting income tax rates. He ruled the GOP-controlled legislature lacked authority to put those constitutional amendments on the ballot because lawmakers had been elected...
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February 22, 2019 - 5:51 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests. Al-Bashir — who seized power in a 1989 coup— also said that he will postpone pushing for constitutional amendments to allow him to seek a third term in...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 14, 2019 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Thursday that he moved quickly after his boss was fired to protect an investigation into President Donald Trump's potential ties to Russia and prevent it from being shut down in case he, too, was dismissed...
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