Legislation

FILE - In this April 7, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. China says President Xi has stressed the need for an end to North Korea's nuclear weapons program in a phone discussion with Trump that followed tweets from the U.S. president urging China to play a more active role. Xi told Trump that China insists on peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and advocates resolving the problem through peaceful means. He said China would maintain "communication and coordination" with Washington over it. The two leaders spoke Tuesday night, April 11, 2017, Washington time. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 12, 2017 - 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China struck what appeared to be an unusual bargain Wednesday as President Donald Trump said he won't label China a currency manipulator and voiced confidence Chinese President Xi Jinping will help him deal with North Korea's mounting threat. Another result...
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April 12, 2017 - 6:12 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator used his Facebook campaign page to compare President Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler. Cabarrus County Republican Rep. Larry Pittman posted the comment on Wednesday in response to a torrent of criticism over legislation he and two others sponsored...
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April 12, 2017 - 6:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Senate sent Gov. Eric Holcomb a measure Wednesday that would make it tougher for a minor to have an abortion without her parents knowing about it, after legislators changed the wording to leave open the possibility that the procedure could still be kept private under...
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Russian Deputy U.N. Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov shows his hand to vote against a resolution condemning Syria's use of chemical weapons, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 12, 2017 - 4:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation into the attack that killed nearly 90 people. The vote on the Security Council resolution...
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FILE - This November 2013 file photo provided by Tammy Sadek shows her son Andrew Sadek at their home near Rogers, N.D. Sadek was working as a confidential drug informant when he turned up dead in June 2014. Almost three years after Sadek was found dead in a river with a gunshot in the head, state legislators are putting the final touches on a bill aimed at better protecting confidential drug informants. The bill called "Andrew's Law" comes after his parents lobbied lawmakers to pass legislation which clarifies the rights of people offered the role. (Tammy Sadek via AP, File)
April 12, 2017 - 2:10 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota legislators are close to enacting new protections for drug informants, more than three years after a 20-year-old college student working undercover was found dead in a river with a bullet in his head and a backpack of rocks tied to his body. The bill, called "...
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President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One as he arrives Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump was in Florida meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 12, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is saying he may reshuffle some of his major domestic priorities. After Republican leaders pulled their health care bill back from a House vote last month, Trump signaled that he was ready to...
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April 12, 2017 - 12:12 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7 p.m. A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow is opposing the latest version of a Western draft UN Security Council resolution on a chemical weapons attack in Syria. Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told the Interfax news...
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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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April 11, 2017 - 5:29 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The next national drug czar is likely to be a congressman who was an early supporter of President Donald Trump, the head of the Pennsylvania Republican Party said Tuesday. Party chairman Val DiGiorgio said "any day now" he expects an announcement from the White House that...
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An elderly man sit on a bench in front of the barrels and sandbags blocking a road crossing from the south, Greek Cypriot, to the north, Turkish Cypriot breakaway controlled areas in the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, April 10, 2017. Talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus resume after a two-month halt. But negotiations face difficult challenges with the island's Greek Cypriot president accusing the breakaway Turkish Cypriot leader of backpedaling on key issues at Turkey's prompting after months of solid progress. Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded following a coup mounted by supporters of union with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 11, 2017 - 8:37 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Against the backdrop of Turkey's referendum on expanding presidential powers, talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus restarted Tuesday with rival leaders hoping to claw back diminished trust and lost momentum after a two-month halt. But the United Nations-...
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