Legislation

In this photo taken Thursday, May 11, 2017, Andre Shavers, who runs a marijuana delivery business, walks up a street in Oakland, Calif. The City of Oakland is prodding cannabis businesses to pair with minority applicants if they want a license to sell, manufacture, cultivate or distribute weed in 2018 as part of California's massive expansion of legal cannabis. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 31, 2017 - 4:23 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland's most heavily policed neighborhoods and found a quarter ounce of marijuana. After the 2007 raid, Shavers couldn't leave the state...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lowering expectations, Iowa’s two Republican senators say the long-promised repeal of “Obamacare” is unlikely, and any final agreement with the Republican-controlled House is uncertain. The comments May 30, by Sens. Grassley and Joni Ernst come as the Republican-controlled Senate moves forward on its work to dismantle the 2010 health care bill while facing conflicting demands within their own party and lockstep Democratic opposition. Both senators are active players in the health care debate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 31, 2017 - 3:29 am
ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa Republican senators say the long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" is unlikely, and any final agreement with the Republican-controlled House is uncertain. The comments Tuesday by Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst come as the Republican-controlled Senate moves forward on...
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Texas House Rep. Poncho Nevarez of district 74 speaks about the altercation that he was involved on the house floor during the last day of session at the state Capitol in Austin Monday, May 29, 2017. A raucous end to a divisive Texas legislative session erupted Monday when a large protest over a “sanctuary cities” crackdown provoked a heated scuffle between lawmakers on the House floor. (Ricardo Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
May 30, 2017 - 7:57 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Hispanic Texas lawmaker who a Republican colleague threatened to shoot "in self-defense" after the Democrat pushed him said Tuesday that the altercation was a boiling point in a session where minority members were powerless to stop conservative legislation they say is...
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May 30, 2017 - 1:57 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A student originally from Mexico, Eric Cruz Lopez was among the most visible immigration activists on the University of Connecticut campus — up until he was charged with spray-painting expletives about President Donald Trump on the walls of school buildings. Now his arrest is...
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May 30, 2017 - 10:51 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The arrest of a student activist originally from Mexico is hurting a push for Connecticut state legislation that would give students without legal immigration status at the state's public colleges and universities access to financial aid. Eric Cruz Lopez was charged on May 7...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during a news conference in Juneau, Alaska. For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan? (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
May 30, 2017 - 4:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan? Those are some GOP senators whose clashing demands McConnell, R-Ky., must...
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Australian independent Sen. Derryn Hinch holds a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra, Australia Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Hinch welcomes government support for legislation that he helped draft which would ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government says is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
May 30, 2017 - 1:43 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government said Tuesday is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. Australian pedophiles are notorious for taking inexpensive vacations to nearby...
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Australian independent Sen. Derryn Hinch holds a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra, Australia Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Hinch welcomes government support for legislation that he helped draft which would ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government says is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
May 30, 2017 - 12:50 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government said Tuesday is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. Australian pedophiles are notorious for taking inexpensive vacations to nearby...
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This image provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 29, 2017, shows Tiger Woods. Police in Florida say Tiger Woods has been arrested for DUI. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says on its website that the golf great was arrested Monday and booked at about 7 a.m. (Palm Beach County Sheriuff's office via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 11:55 am
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Police say golf great Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says on its website that Woods was booked into a county jail around 7 a.m. on Monday. Jail records show Woods had been arrested by police in Jupiter. He was...
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May 29, 2017 - 11:49 am
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Police say golf great Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says on its website that Woods was booked into a county jail around 7 a.m. Monday. Jail records show Woods had been arrested by police in Jupiter. He was...
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