State governments

CORRECTS DAY TO WEDNESDAY-The main entrance to the University of Vermont Medical Center shown on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. A federal agency says Vermont's largest hospital required a nurse to participate in an abortion over her moral objections. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
August 28, 2019 - 2:08 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest hospital forced a nurse to participate in an abortion procedure over her moral objections in violation of federal law, a government civil rights agency said Wednesday. The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington could lose some federal funding if...
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August 28, 2019 - 12:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-area businessman says he will challenge U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in next year's Republican primary. Daniel McCarthy told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Congress needs "conservative outsiders to step in and push back quickly." His challenge could pose a serious...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018 file photo, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., speaks during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 28, 2019 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing health challenges, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia said Wednesday he will retire at year's end, a departure that sets up a rare election in November 2020 when both of the state's Senate seats will be on the ballot. The 74-year-old lawmaker said he is leaving the...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook moniker on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Acknowledging misuse, Facebook is tightening its rules around political advertising ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 28, 2019 - 6:12 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is tightening its rules around political advertising ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, an acknowledgement of previous misuse. But it's not clear if it will be enough to stop bad actors from abusing its system. The changes include a tightened verification...
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Jorge Ortiz works to tie down his roof as he prepares for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, in the Martín Peña neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. The 50-year-old construction worker was taking no chances as Dorian approached Puerto Rico on Tuesday and threatened to brush past the island's southwest coast at near-hurricane strength. (AP Photo/Gianfranco Gaglione)
August 27, 2019 - 9:21 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian threatened Puerto Rico with a direct hit on Wednesday, as forecasters said it made a last-minute shift in its path and could reach near-hurricane strength in its approach to the U.S. territory. The storm is expected to pass over or near western and...
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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, right, is greeted by a supporter as he arrives to vote at his Flowood, Miss., precinct with his wife Elee, unseen, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Reeves faces former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., for the Republican Party nomination for governor. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 27, 2019 - 7:21 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the governor's race in Mississippi (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Mississippi Republican gubernatorial nominee Tate Reeves says his goal is to unite his party and "ensure that Mississippi does not elect a liberal Democrat to the office of governor." Reeves is the...
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Former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., right, shakes the hand of his Jackson, Miss., voting precinct bailiff Herbert Broome, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, after voting at his Jackson, Miss., precinct. Waller is in a runoff race against Lt. Governor Tate Reeves for the GOP nomination for governor. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 27, 2019 - 6:50 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves won the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November general election showdown with Democrat Jim Hood, the state's four-term attorney general. Reeves defeated retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill...
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In this Aug. 2, 2019 photo, seagulls fly over food trucks in Playa Bagdad close to the mouth of the Rio Grande, near the border city of Matamoros, Mexico. Unlike the Tijuana-Imperial beach border, on the western end, here there are no steel pilings marching out to sea, to stop migrants from swimming, wading or paddling across to the United States. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)
August 27, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PLAYA BAGDAD, Mexico (AP) — At the very eastern end of the U.S.-Mexico border there's a long strip of sand where the Rio Grande meets the sea. It is called Playa Bagdad — or 'Bagdad Beach.' Unlike the Tijuana-Imperial Beach border on the western end, here there are no steel pilings marching out to...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 27, 2019 - 10:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wrapping himself in the legacy of "Obamacare," Joe Biden is offering restless Democrats a health care proposal that goes far beyond it, calling for a government plan almost anybody can join but stopping short of a total system remake. Recent polls show softening support for the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Foxx has enlisted a national nonprofit to help clear tens of thousands of marijuana convictions in preparation for legalized recreational use of the drug. She will announce Tuesday, Aug. 27, that Code for America will process the records at no cost to taxpayers through its program called Clear My Record. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
August 27, 2019 - 8:10 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A nonprofit with the technology to analyze criminal records nearly automatically will help the county that includes Chicago clear tens of thousands of convictions for marijuana possession before the drug becomes legal in Illinois on Jan. 1. Code for America will provide a...
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