Legislation

Pro-abortion activist take part in a demonstration in front of the Constitutional Court where opposing parliamentarians presented arguments against the newly approved law that allows abortions under limited circumstances, in Santiago, Chile. The new law allows abortions in case of rape, the inviability of the fetus, or in the case that the mother's life is in danger. The banner the activists hold reads in Spanish "For the health and lives of women." (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
August 03, 2017 - 3:49 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean lawmakers have approved a bill that would legalize abortion in limited circumstances and end the socially conservative country's status as the last in South America with a blanket ban on the procedure. The measure approved late Wednesday allows abortions when a woman'...
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August 03, 2017 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved legislation on Thursday that would suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it stops rewarding Palestinians who kill American and Israeli citizens. Members of the Republican-led panel voted 16-5 to pass...
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August 03, 2017 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a measure to suspend U.S. financial aid to the Palestinian Authority, until it stops rewarding acts of violence against American and Israeli citizens. The Republican-led committee voted 16-5 Thursday in favor of the bill, which...
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August 03, 2017 - 10:55 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly reconvening because Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed four bills lawmakers sent him before they adjourned in June (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The North Carolina legislature gaveled in and gaveled out a session designed for lawmakers to...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. Trump signed on Aug. 2, what he called a "seriously flawed" bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 03, 2017 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a "seriously flawed" package of sanctions against Russia, bowing for the moment to resistance from both parties to his push for warmer ties with Moscow. Trump signed the most significant piece of...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. Trump signed on Aug. 2, what he called a "seriously flawed" bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 03, 2017 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia sanctions bill signed by President Donald Trump(all times local): 8:40 a.m. He grudgingly signed a package of sanctions against Russia. Now the president's blaming Congress for relations with Russia being at what he calls "an all-time" and "very dangerous...
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In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, gives his official seal of approval to President Hassan Rouhani as deputy chief of supreme leader's office Vahid Haghanian looks on in an endorsement ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. A portrait of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini hangs at left. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 6:09 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Thursday slammed the new U.S. sanctions on Tehran signed by President Donald Trump the previous day, and vowed his country would continue its missile program despite international pressure. Washington will "use any excuse to make a fuss" against Iran,...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 03, 2017 - 3:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 03, 2017 - 3:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. Trump signed on Aug. 2, what he called a "seriously flawed" bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 03, 2017 - 3:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a "seriously flawed" package of sanctions against Russia, bowing for the moment to resistance from both parties to his push for warmer ties with Moscow. Trump signed the most significant piece of...
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