Bills

February 17, 2018 - 12:35 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the Florida Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath. Legislators have just three weeks left in their annual 60-day session. Normally, lawmakers are trying to wrap up work on...
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., confers with aides off the Senate floor during a series of procedural votes on a bipartisan immigration deal, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 16, 2018 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As badly as things have gone for immigration legislation in the Senate, it's not looking any easier in the more conservative House. Republican leaders there are scrambling to find enough GOP votes to pass a measure that's even more restrictive than a proposal by President Donald...
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In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, demonstrators hold up balloons during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, near the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
February 16, 2018 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is still trying to pressure Congress to pass immigration legislation by March 5. Thanks to the federal courts, the impact of his deadline is less threatening than it was originally, at least for now. The Senate on Thursday rejected competing bills protecting...
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People pray around one of seventeen crosses, after a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 16, 2018 - 7:09 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DETAILS EMERGE FROM SCHOOL SHOOTING A timeline released by Florida authorities shows that the 19-year-old former student who confessed to a deadly high school shooting was only in the building...
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From left, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., finish a news conference on the bipartisan immigration deal they reached during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The Trump administration is already denouncing their deal in the Senate, saying it will "create a mass amnesty for over 10 million illegal aliens, including criminals." " (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 15, 2018 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate left hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation's border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018 file photo, supporters attend a rally held by Planned Parenthood, commemorating the 45th anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The landmark 1973 decision affirmed a woman's right to have an abortion. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Planned Parenthood announced an initiative of its own aimed at promoting reproductive health care initiatives in all 50 states over the coming months. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 15, 2018 - 11:20 am
Foes of abortion have pushed through several hundred state laws restricting access to the procedure over the past decade. This year, as never before, abortion-rights supporters are fighting back nationwide with proposals to protect and expand access to abortion and contraception. Successes are most...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 photo, a blue raspberry soda topped with gummy candies awaits a sip at a Concord, N.H., restaurant. The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill aimed at prohibiting restaurants from offering such sugary drinks with children's meals. The bill, which had a public hearing Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018,, would restrict beverage choices for children's meals that bundle food and drink to milk, 100 percent juice, juice combined with water, plain water or flavored water with no sweeteners. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)
February 14, 2018 - 4:48 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fewer children will wash down their chicken fingers and fries with soda if a bill limiting beverage choices for restaurant children's meals gets through the New Hampshire Legislature. The bill would apply to restaurants that serve children's meals that bundle together food and...
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February 14, 2018 - 12:13 pm
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers advanced changes Wednesday to a voter-approved constitutional bill of rights for crime victims under an agreement with the group that campaigned to pass the measure. South Dakota would be the first state to change "Marsy's Law" of the six that have enacted...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the troops at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Several private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions if officially confirmed. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 8:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian parliament is working on a bill to regulate private military companies, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday after reports that an unknown number of Russian military contractors were killed in a U.S. strike in Syria. Retired Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, head of the defense...
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Oregon Representatives debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. (AP Photo.Andrew Selsky)
February 13, 2018 - 6:37 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Legislature took a step Tuesday toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, a move that would be unprecedented in the United States but raises serious funding questions. The House of Representatives' 35-25 endorsement of the bill sends it to the...
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