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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2012, file photo, State Sen. Tommy Norment, R-James City County, looks over rules of the Senate during debate on the new Senate rules at the start of the 2012 session of the Virginia Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Norment is calling for a broad ban on guns in government buildings, a surprise legislation he filed the day before state lawmakers are set to debate gun laws. He filed a bill Monday, July 8, 2019, that would extend a state prohibition on guns in courthouses to any "building owned or used by a locality for governmental purposes." (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 09, 2019 - 7:10 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's governor led gun-control supporters in chants of "enough is enough!" outside the Capitol Tuesday after summoning legislators to debate and vote on new gun laws. Gov. Ralph Northam ordered lawmakers back for a special session to consider a wide range of gun-control...
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A Hong Kong woman distributes newspapers with the headlines "Millions against Communist China shock the world" in a shopping district popular with mainland Chinese tourists in Hong Kong Sunday, July 7, 2019. A march was to go through a popular shopping area for Chinese tourists and end at a high-speed rail station that connects the city to the mainland. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 07, 2019 - 12:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong are taking their message to visitors from mainland China on Sunday in a march to a high-speed rail station that connects to Guangdong city and other mainland destinations. A mostly young crowd gathered in the mid-afternoon ahead of a march through a high-end...
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Shana Bonner, left, styles the hair of Pho Gibson at Exquisite U hair salon in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, July 3, 2019. California is the first state to ban job and school discrimination against people for wearing natural hair styles such as braids. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
July 03, 2019 - 4:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Wednesday a bill making California the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids, twists and locks. The law by Democratic Sen. Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles, a black...
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In this June 27, 2019, photo, a motorcyclist drives by a sign along the old Route 66 in Needles, Calif. The small desert town bordering Arizona and near the Nevada state line recently labeled itself a "2nd Amendment Sanctuary City." (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 02, 2019 - 9:40 pm
NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) — The Old West desert town of Needles, California, is where the beleaguered Joad family crossed the Colorado River into California in John Steinbeck's classic novel "The Grapes of Wrath" and was a boyhood home to "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz. These days, Needles is gaining...
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July 02, 2019 - 9:35 pm
NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) — The Old West desert town of Needles, California, is where the beleaguered Joad family crossed the Colorado River into California in John Steinbeck's classic novel "The Grapes of Wrath" and was a boyhood home to "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz. These days, Needles is gaining...
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President Donald Trump signs a $4.6 billion aid package to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 02, 2019 - 9:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Ways and Means Committee against the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service. The committee says it doesn't have to explain its...
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June 28, 2019 - 6:13 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge blocked an Indiana law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure on Friday, just days before the law was set to come into force. The order putting the Indiana law on hold was released hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to revive a similar law...
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June 28, 2019 - 6:11 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge blocked an Indiana law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure on Friday, just days before the law was set to come into force. The order putting the Indiana law on hold was released hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to revive a similar law...
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June 28, 2019 - 5:59 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Friday in Atlanta is the latest effort by abortion providers and advocacy groups to challenge a wave of restrictive abortion laws passed in conservative states. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at the start of their talks at a hotel in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, June 27, 2019, ahead of the G-20 Summit. (Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 7:05 pm
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 10:50 a.m. European Union President Donald Tusk has blasted a reported comment by Russian President Vladimir Putin suggesting that liberalism is obsolete. Tusk said Friday that such comments suggest...
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