Legislation

FILE - In this March 24, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., announces that he is pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor at the Capitol in Washington. Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
March 30, 2017 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 10:31 a.m. A House Freedom Caucus member is defending the group's opposition to the failed GOP health care bill. That's after President Donald Trump lashed out at the Republican...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, Republican leaders Rep. Tim Moore, left, and Sen. Phil Berger, hold a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill." Details about the replacement weren't immediately available, Moore and Berger declined to take questions during a brief news conference. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 9:00 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state's "bathroom bill" that they hope will drive away negative national attention and remove obstacles to expanding businesses and attracting sporting events...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, Republican leaders Rep. Tim Moore, left, and Sen. Phil Berger, hold a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill." Details about the replacement weren't immediately available, Moore and Berger declined to take questions during a brief news conference. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 9:00 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom bill" (all times local): 8:55 a.m. The American Civil Liberties Union opposes a plan to replace North Carolina's law dealing with LGBT rights. The ACLU issued a statement urging lawmakers to vote against...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a reception for Senators and their spouses in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 30, 2017 - 3:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — To believe or not to believe? That is the question, when it comes to President Donald Trump's comments about what comes next on health care. Since the Republicans' coverage bill died in the House last week, marking the defeat of Trump's first major legislative initiative, the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, Republican leaders Rep. Tim Moore, left, and Sen. Phil Berger, hold a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill." Details about the replacement weren't immediately available, Moore and Berger declined to take questions during a brief news conference. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 3:48 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state's so-called "bathroom bill" that they hope will drive away negative national attention and remove obstacles to expanding businesses and attracting...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, Republican leaders Rep. Tim Moore, left, and Sen. Phil Berger, hold a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill." Details about the replacement weren't immediately available, Moore and Berger declined to take questions during a brief news conference. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 12:29 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill" through a replacement measure that still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections. GOP leaders...
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March 29, 2017 - 11:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill." GOP leaders announced the new legislation would be debated and voted on Thursday. Details...
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Veronica Fuertes embraces her daughter Violeta Penalba, who suffers epilepsy, and is treated with marijuana, as they stand outside the Senate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The Senate is expected to vote into law the medicinal use of marijuana on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 29, 2017 - 10:09 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a reception for Senators and their spouses in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 29, 2017 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — To believe or not to believe? That is the question, when it comes to President Donald Trump's comments about what comes next on health care. Since the Republicans' coverage bill died in the House last week, marking the defeat of Trump's first major legislative initiative, the...
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President Donald Trump listens in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump’s handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It was his worst rating among seven issues the poll tested, which included the economy, foreign policy and immigration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 29, 2017 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling...
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