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Bernadett Szel, a lawmaker from the green party Politics Can Be Different, shows a copy of an appeal she presented to the Constitutional Court outside the court's headquarters on Friday, April 21, 2017. Szel and other opposition lawmakers are seeking the repeal of amendments to the law on higher education they say seeks to shut down Budapest-based Central European University, founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi)
April 21, 2017 - 8:53 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian opposition lawmakers on Friday asked the country's Constitutional Court to repeal legal amendments they say target Central European University, founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros. The appeal seeks to strike down changes to Hungary's higher...
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FILE - This April 14, 2017, file photo provided by Sherry Simon shows Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen taking part of an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock, Ark. Griffen, who participated in the demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions is defending the move, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his views on capital punishment. The state Supreme Court on Monday, April 17 lifted Griffen's order and prohibited the judge from considering any death penalty-related cases. (Sherry Simon via AP, File)
April 19, 2017 - 8:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions defended the move Wednesday, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his views on capital punishment. Pulaski County Circuit Judge...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the opening business session of the NCAA Convention in Nashville, Tenn. The NCAA has awarded men’s basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina after the state repealed elements of a law that limited protections for LGBT people and put it at risk of being passed over as a host for future events. The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for events through 2022, two weeks after the NCAA said it had “reluctantly” agreed to consider North Carolina again for hosting duties.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 18, 2017 - 2:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has awarded coveted men's basketball tournament games and other events to North Carolina, effectively ending a boycott that helped force the state to repeal parts of a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for...
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April 18, 2017 - 1:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has awarded men's basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina after the state repealed elements of a law that limited protections for LGBT people and put it at risk of being passed over as a host for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama signs the "Every Student Succeeds Act," a major education law setting U.S. public schools on a new course of accountability, in Washington. States are grappling with as they are working to submit blueprints of how they will implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, a landmark education law meant to help struggling schools. The law allows states greater flexibility in dealing with low performing schools, but the flexibility also comes with the risk or doing too little, too much or too differently. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 17, 2017 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — How often do students miss school? Are they ready for college? Are they physically fit? Is their school a welcoming place? States are beginning to outline new ways to evaluate their schools, rather than relying just on traditional measures such as test scores. The plans are...
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In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, addresses lawmakers at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In an effort to increase voter participation by targeting teenagers, Low has authored a measure to lower the voting age to 17. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 16, 2017 - 2:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists during his presidential campaign angered Heidi Sainz, whose family is from Mexico and who has close friends who are immigrants. She was also upset that she couldn't do anything about it at the...
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In this photo taken July 17, 2016 photo, Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Manafort says he’s registering with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. Michael Flynn already did. And in both cases the filings by associates of President Donald Trump will come after the fact and accompanied by the admission that they violated federal law. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 14, 2017 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort says he's registering with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. Michael Flynn already has. In both cases, the decisions to register by these associates of President Donald Trump came late — after the lobbying has already taken place — and accompanied by an...
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In this photo taken July 17, 2016 photo, Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Manafort says he’s registering with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. Michael Flynn already did. And in both cases the filings by associates of President Donald Trump will come after the fact and accompanied by the admission that they violated federal law. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 14, 2017 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort says he's registering with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. Michael Flynn already has. In both cases, the filings by these associates of President Donald Trump come late — after the lobbying has already taken place — and accompanied by an admission that...
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April 14, 2017 - 12:05 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Trump administration dropped a lawsuit Friday accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents in response to the state's decision to undo its "bathroom bill." The Justice Department's withdrawal represents the first significant movement in a tangle of legal...
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A demonstrator chants slogans during a protest against the amendment of the higher education law that could force a Budapest university founded by billionaire American philanthropist George Soros to close , in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Hungarian President Janos Ader said Monday April 10, 2017, in a statement that he has signed the bill setting new conditions for foreign universities in Hungary which is in line with the Constitution, and called on the government to “immediately” begin talks with the affected institutions to secure compliance with the new rules. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
April 12, 2017 - 11:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm questioned Hungary's commitment to the bloc's fundamental values Wednesday as it launched an investigation of a new law which is widely seen in Europe as targeting a Bucharest university founded by billionaire George Soros. EU Commission Vice-...
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