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March 23, 2017 - 3:56 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The ability to carry a concealed handgun on public school property while attending church services there is being considered in the North Carolina House. House floor debate and voting was expected Thursday on legislation allowing someone with a concealed weapons permit to be...
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March 23, 2017 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's top civil rights lawyer will lead a coalition of civil and human rights organizations at a time when they fear the Justice Department will soften its stance on criminal justice reform. Vanita Gupta led the Obama Justice Department's Civil Rights Division...
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Marie Louise Gorsuch, wife of Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, talks to her husband during a break in testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 23, 2017 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on nomination hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 2:00 p.m. The White House says it's "truly disappointing" that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer has announced that he intends to oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme...
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March 23, 2017 - 2:05 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state House has agreed to a partial rewrite of North Carolina's criminal gang law that supporters say will make it easier to prosecute gang members and those who are directing violence. The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday for the measure, which adjusts gang-related...
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Forensic officers search Parliament Square, London, London, after Wednesday's attack, Thursday March 23, 2017. The IS-linked Aamaq news agency said Thursday that the person who carried out the "attack in front of the British parliament in London was a soldier of the Islamic State." ( Jonathan Brady/PA Wire(/PA via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Jordan's government spokesman says a deadly London attack by the extremist group Islamic State underscores the need for "coming all together to fight this evil." The group has claimed responsibility for...
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FILE - This Oct. 17, 2012, file photo shows an AT&T logo on an AT&T Wireless retail store front, in Philadelphia. After a one-day walkout, 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada will come back on the job Thursday, March 23, 2017. They had been striking to protest the phone and cable giant changing the job duties of some employees. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 23, 2017 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada are returning to their jobs after a one-day walkout. They had been protesting changes in job duties for some employees. A Communications Workers of America union local official had said Wednesday that AT&T was asking...
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Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, left, Mary Lou McDonald, centre, and Michelle O'Neill carry the coffin of former IRA commander and Sinn Fein deputy leader Martin McGuinness to St Columba's Church in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Thursday, March 23, 2017. McGuinness helped lead his militant movement to compromise with British Protestants. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
March 23, 2017 - 1:36 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army chieftain who turned away from violence to forge bonds with Northern Ireland's Protestants, was laid to rest Thursday in a cross-community service that illustrated the new alliances forged by the region's slow-blooming peace process. Tens...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, center, a member of Congress's bipartisan task force combating anti-Semitism, speaks with a reporter after holding a press conference to address bomb treats against Jewish organizations and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries at the Park East Synagogue in New York. Israeli police arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man on Thursday, March 23, as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
March 23, 2017 - 12:59 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli police saying they have arrested a Jewish Israeli man who is the prime suspect behind a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions in the United States (all times local): 7 p.m. The lawyer for the Israeli suspect in the bomb...
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Police forensic officers work in Parliament Square outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday March 23, 2017. On Wednesday a knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage, first driving a car into pedestrians then stabbing a police officer to death before being fatally shot by police within Parliament's grounds in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 23, 2017 - 12:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Iwona Romek, who said she lived for about five months next door to the man identified as the assailant in Wednesday's attack, said he had a wife and young child and appeared like a "normal family man...
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March 23, 2017 - 12:14 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Say hello to the person next to you. Reclaim territory on the armrest. Think of the reasons why you don't have a laptop or tablet with you. This is some of the light-hearted advice dispensed by Royal Jordanian on social media Thursday, a day before the carrier is to enforce a...
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