Legislature

Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart lends his support to firefighters, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 24, 2019 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting this week with 9/11 first responders to talk about reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. John Feal, a Ground Zero recovery worker and longtime activist, says a group of first responders will meet with McConnell...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the South Carolina Democratic Party convention, Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Columbia, S.C.. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 24, 2019 - 6:26 am
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, unveiling his immigration policy outline ahead of the first 2020 debates , is calling for Congress to grant citizenship immediately to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children. The former vice president and...
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A security guard tries to close the entrance to the Hong Kong Revenue Tower as protesters block people from entering in Hong Kong on Monday, June 24, 2019. Hong Kong has been rocked by major protests for the past two weeks over legislative proposals that many view as eroding the territory's judicial independence and, more broadly, as a sign of Chinese government efforts to chip away at the city's freedoms. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 24, 2019 - 2:53 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours Monday and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit this week. About 100 demonstrators jammed the entryway and...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking during a forum on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
June 24, 2019 - 2:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives are unveiling legislation cancelling all student debt, going further than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party's liberal base. By...
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June 23, 2019 - 6:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — The French government is drafting legislation to give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures in France instead of having to seek it abroad. French law currently restricts assisted reproduction to infertile heterosexual couples. French...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court enters its final week with two issues to decide that could shape the distribution of political power for the next decade: whether to rein in political boundary-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The justice also might say whether their election-year calendar will make room for President Donald Trump’s effort to end the Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 23, 2019 - 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Both decisions could affect the distribution of political power for...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, gamblers line up to place bets on the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City N.J. This is the first March Madness tournament since legal gambling expanded last year in the U.S. The spread of legalized sports betting is largely following regional boundaries. Lawmakers across the Northeast and upper Midwest have generally approved it or are still considering doing so this year. But in the Deep South and far West, fewer states are rushing in a year after the US Supreme Court cleared the way for legal sports betting nationally. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
June 23, 2019 - 8:12 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A review of sports betting legislation by The Associated Press shows a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and Midwest. But most states in the Deep...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2019, before boarding Marine One for the trip to Camp David in Maryland. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 22, 2019 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers two weeks to work out solutions for the southern border. The move came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
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This photo provided by Bath Iron Works shows Irene Hirano Inouye smiles after breaking a bottle of Champagne on the bow of a warship bearing the name of her late husband, Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, during a ceremony at Bath Iron Works on Saturday, June 22, 2018, in Bath, Maine. (Dennis Griggs/Bath Iron Works via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 3:59 pm
BATH, Maine (AP) — A Hawaiian delegation brought a tropical flair to a state known for cold weather as a U.S. Navy destroyer bearing the name of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye was christened Saturday at Bath Iron Works. There were flowery leis around the necks of dignitaries and a giant one on the...
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A man holds a Georgian national flags as opposition demonstrators gather in front of the Georgian Parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Saturday, June 22, 2019. Demonstrators denounced the government Friday as overly friendly to Russia and calling for a snap parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
June 22, 2019 - 3:27 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators crowded outside Georgia's parliament Saturday night for the third straight day of protests that have kindled tensions in the country and prompted Russia to block air connections with its neighbor. The throng was mostly orderly but insistent in its...
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