Legislation

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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April 20, 2017 - 9:52 am
TORONTO (AP) — Non-resident foreign nationals buying real estate in Toronto and surrounding areas will pay an additional property transfer tax of 15 percent under legislation proposed by the Ontario government. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement Thursday in an effort to cool a hot...
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FILE - This April 14, 2017, file photo provided by Sherry Simon shows Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen taking part of an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock, Ark. Griffen, who participated in the demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions is defending the move, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his views on capital punishment. The state Supreme Court on Monday, April 17 lifted Griffen's order and prohibited the judge from considering any death penalty-related cases. (Sherry Simon via AP, File)
April 19, 2017 - 8:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions defended the move Wednesday, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his views on capital punishment. Pulaski County Circuit Judge...
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April 19, 2017 - 2:59 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is diving back into work following an Easter break and ahead of a key self-imposed deadline designed to separate what lawmakers consider the best policy measures from the duds. The House and Senate returned Wednesday from a week off and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the opening business session of the NCAA Convention in Nashville, Tenn. The NCAA has awarded men’s basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina after the state repealed elements of a law that limited protections for LGBT people and put it at risk of being passed over as a host for future events. The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for events through 2022, two weeks after the NCAA said it had “reluctantly” agreed to consider North Carolina again for hosting duties.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 18, 2017 - 2:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has awarded coveted men's basketball tournament games and other events to North Carolina, effectively ending a boycott that helped force the state to repeal parts of a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for...
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