The Associated Press

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
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May 15, 2019 - 10:20 am
By SUMMER BALLENTINE/Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Senate is set to take up a bill to ban abortions after eight weeks, a move that comes as GOP legislatures across the U.S. are emboldened by the possibility that a more conservative Supreme Court could...
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Illinois Child Deaths
Ashlee Rezin/Sun Times via AP
May 15, 2019 - 9:26 am
By DON BABWIN/Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents even when they have strong evidence of abuse that it has sometimes left those children in grave danger, a study released Wednesday found. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker...
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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May 13, 2019 - 10:43 am
By ANDREW TAYLOR/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam...
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marijuana in jars
May 06, 2019 - 8:05 pm
By SARA BURNETT /Associated Press CHICAGO (AP/KFTK) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for...
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May 01, 2019 - 2:31 pm
By IVAN MORENO/Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Attorneys sued Wisconsin and Illinois Wednesday over laws that forbid transgender individuals from changing their names if they have certain criminal convictions. Both lawsuits argue that the states are violating free speech rights and are preventing...
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Robert Mueller
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
April 30, 2019 - 7:38 pm
By ERIC TUCKER/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller expressed frustration to Attorney General William Barr last month about how the findings of his Russia investigation were being portrayed, saying he worried that a letter summarizing the main conclusions of the probe...
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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
April 25, 2019 - 7:25 pm
By GENE JOHNSON/Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge in Washington state Thursday blocked new Trump administration rules that would provide additional hurdles for women seeking abortions, including by banning taxpayer-funded clinics from making abortion referrals. Judge Stanley Bastian in...
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Atlanta Georgia State Capital
March 29, 2019 - 2:51 pm
By BEN NADLER Associated Press ATLANTA (AP/KFTK) — Bucking intense opposition from abortion rights groups, citizens and doctors, the Georgia House gave final approval Friday to a "fetal heartbeat" abortion ban outlawing almost all abortions in the state. The bill now goes to Republican Gov. Brian...
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