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Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, right, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, depart after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 24, 2017 - 3:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House...
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Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, right, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, depart after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 24, 2017 - 3:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House...
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March 24, 2017 - 2:57 am
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A state review has found California is on track to meet its tougher car-emission standards and urges regulators to draft more ambitious environmental targets for the future. California's Air Resources Board is expected to discuss the standards at a hearing in Riverside on...
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier and his wife Sandra, arrives for the fourth day of his trial at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. Spanier is charged with conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children. Prosecutors say he and two other Penn State administrators failed to act on a report of sexual abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky. (Dan Gleiter /PennLive.com via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 8:57 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in the criminal trial of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier spent more than six hours deliberating Thursday without reaching a verdict regarding the child endangerment and conspiracy charges he faces in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The panel...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Ed Staley holds a sign during a rally at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah's governor has announced he will sign legislation giving the state the strictest DUI threshold in the country. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday, March 23, 2017, said he plans to approve the measure lowering the blood alcohol limit to .05 percent from .08 percent. Restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry had urged him to veto the bill, arguing it would hurt Utah's image. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
March 23, 2017 - 8:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert...
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March 23, 2017 - 4:38 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed, moving quickly to address concerns about the sweeping gun rights measure leading to armed spectators at stadiums and arenas...
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March 23, 2017 - 4:33 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn't changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time. In a statement Thursday, exactly one year to the day...
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March 23, 2017 - 2:05 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state House has agreed to a partial rewrite of North Carolina's criminal gang law that supporters say will make it easier to prosecute gang members and those who are directing violence. The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday for the measure, which adjusts gang-related...
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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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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 22, 2017 - 3:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers questioning Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at his Senate confirmation are asking about something called "Chevron deference." For the record, it is not about letting someone ahead of you in line at the gas station. But it is a legal concept Gorsuch has addressed as a...
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