Legislation

March 01, 2017 - 2:40 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — A senior European Union official is criticizing new Russian legislation decriminalizing some forms of domestic violence and urging Moscow to reverse it. In January, Russia's parliament gave final approval to the bill eliminating criminal liability for battery on family members that...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands after signing the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) executive order, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room in the White House in Washington, which directs the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which expands the number of waterways that are federally protected under the Clean Water Act. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 01, 2017 - 12:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, signaling a potential shift on a signature issue, indicated Tuesday in a private meeting with news anchors that he's open to immigration legislation that would give legal status to some people living in the U.S. illegally and provide a pathway to...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands after signing the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) executive order, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room in the White House in Washington, which directs the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which expands the number of waterways that are federally protected under the Clean Water Act. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 28, 2017 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, signaling a potential shift on a signature issue, indicated Tuesday that he's open to immigration legislation that would give legal status to some people living in the U.S. illegally and provide a pathway to citizenship to those brought to the U.S...
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In this May 23, 2015, photo the welcome sign is displayed on the outskirts of Homer, Alaska. The fishing town is the latest U.S. city to consider affirming its commitment to inclusion amid national concerns about the treatment of immigrants, religious minorities and others. Homer city leaders are expected to weigh a resolution Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, that says Homer will resist any efforts to profile “vulnerable populations.” (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
February 28, 2017 - 6:52 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A resolution aimed at promoting inclusivity in a small Alaska fishing community has been rejected after it proved too divisive. The Homer City Council on Monday night voted 5-1 against the measure, which was aimed at affirming Homer's commitment to inclusion amid national...
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February 28, 2017 - 6:37 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. David Young ignited loud cheers from hundreds at an Iowa meeting last week when he said, "Donald Trump should release his taxes," calling the move a "no brainer." Given the first chance to force the GOP president's hand, Young passed. The two-term, Des Moines...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., followed by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., leaves a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, to meet with reporters before President Donald Trump's speech to the nation. A month into the new administration, the GOP is discovering the difficulties of making good on its promises on repealing Obama's health care law, and other issues. Speaker Ryan says he isn't frustrated though on Trump's lack of detailed direction, saying "I see him as more of a chairman." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2017 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute. "He's the leader on this issue right now; he's the one that's got to...
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February 28, 2017 - 3:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China vetoed new U.N. sanctions on Syria Tuesday and the U.S. ambassador accused both countries of refusing to hold President Bashar Assad's regime accountable for the use of chemical weapons. "They put their friends in the Assad regime ahead of our global security...
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