Legislation

In this photo taken Feb. 28, 2017, a flag flies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawmakers return to Washington this week to a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over his border wall. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 22, 2017 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. Trump's GOP allies control...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W. Va., right, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., second from right, and coal miners, watch as President Donald Trump holds up H.J. Res. 38 after signing it in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose live-saving medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 22, 2017 - 2:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump says, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview Friday with The...
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President Donald Trump walks along the West Wing Colonnade at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. Young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children can "rest easy," the president said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 21, 2017 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2017 photo, Gov. Susana Martinez speaks about the recent legislative session to a group of business leaders and real estate developers during a luncheon in Albuquerque, N.M. The New Mexico Legislature sued Martinez, April 21 on Friday over her budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch pf government by cutting off its funding, escalating the clash over how to resolve the state’s financial crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
April 21, 2017 - 7:29 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature sued Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday over budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch of government by cutting off its funding amid an escalating clash over how to resolve the state's financial crisis. The move by...
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President Donald Trump walks along the West Wing Colonnade at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. Young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children can "rest easy," the president said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 21, 2017 - 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said his...
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April 21, 2017 - 11:53 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed two Republican bills — one that tries again to shift authority away from Cooper to administer elections and a second that would prevent him from filling upcoming appeals court vacancies. The vetoes were received Friday by...
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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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April 21, 2017 - 8:40 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island city has given first passage to a sweeping new ordinance that would ban racial profiling by police and establish strict controls on how to conduct traffic and pedestrian stops. The Providence City Council voted 12-0 in favor of the bill on Thursday. Three...
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April 21, 2017 - 6:41 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has canceled permission for foreign funding for one of the country's main public health organizations, whose donors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It's the latest move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in cracking down on charities and...
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April 20, 2017 - 7:18 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly acted on scores of bills this week while heading toward a self-imposed deadline designed to weed out policy legislation that has little support. The House approved nearly 50 bills during a two-day work week ending Thursday. The Senate...
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