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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 13, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on probes into possible contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he recused himself from the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russia because he was involved in the campaign. Sessions...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2010, file photo, then-Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., right, and then- House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., speak to reporters outside the White House in Washington, after their meeting with President Barack Obama. House Republicans headed toward a vote June 8, 2017, on dismantling sweeping financial rules established under Obama that were designed to head off economic meltdowns. Republicans are arguing that the many requirements imposed under what is known as the Dodd-Frank Act have actually harmed economic growth by making it harder for consumers and businesses to get credit.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 08, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House approved sweeping legislation Thursday to undo much of former President Barack Obama's landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes. The largely party-line vote was 233-186, as...
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In this June 5, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room at the White House in Washington. You’ve probably heard all about what’s happening in Washington. This is a story about what isn’t. The rapid-fire revelations about the Trump campaign and its Russia connections that are heating up this city are having a chilling effect in plenty of other ways. There are bills that have been pushed to the back burner. Diplomatic initiatives that aren’t fully initiating. Interest groups that can’t stir up much interest. Appointees that haven’t been appointed. ((AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 07, 2017 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — You've probably heard all about what's happening in Washington. This is a story about what isn't. The rapid-fire revelations about the Trump campaign and its Russia connections that are heating up this city are having a chilling effect in plenty of other ways. There are bills that...
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Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn, an attorney who challenged a measure to speed up implementation of the death penalty in California, talks with reporters after a California Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 66, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. California Supreme Court justices considering whether a ballot measure to speed up executions is unconstitutional expressed skepticism Tuesday about a provision that would require death sentence appeals to be completed within five years. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
June 06, 2017 - 8:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Supreme Court justices considering whether a ballot measure to speed up executions is unconstitutional expressed skepticism Tuesday about a provision that would require death sentence appeals to be completed within five years. Several justices peppered a lawyer from...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left. Robert Muller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, The Associated Press has learned.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 02, 2017 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia's government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left. Robert Muller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, The Associated Press has learned.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 02, 2017 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia's government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney...
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June 01, 2017 - 1:52 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's lawsuit challenging a law cutting his election oversight role passed by the Republican-led legislature (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The political power struggle that started before North Carolina swore in a new governor is getting...
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May 31, 2017 - 12:20 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster says a new law closing loopholes in South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act represents "a big step forward" in government transparency. McMaster ceremoniously signed a law Wednesday that requires state and local governments, school districts, and other...
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May 28, 2017 - 9:01 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina students with disabilities will be able to graduate with an "employability credential" that showcases their abilities under a new law designed to personalize students' path to success beyond high school. Advocates have long pushed for an alternative diploma that...
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FILE - In this Mar. 17, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, right, speaks in Los Angeles. California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration with bills aimed at limiting how much private business people can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. A bill that would bar landlords from disclosing tenants' immigration status passed the Assembly on Monday, May 22, 2017. A measure prohibiting employers from letting immigration agents into their worksites without a warrant cleared a key committee Friday, May 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
May 27, 2017 - 12:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Democrats control all levels of...
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