State governments

Mary Louise Smith, a plaintiff in the Browder vs. Gayle case that desegregated buses in Montgomery, stands beside the Rosa Parks statue after its unveiling event in downtown Montgomery, Ala., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, the anniversary of her arrest for not giving up her seat on a city bus. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
December 01, 2019 - 4:27 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city on Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey pulled back a cloth to...
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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders speaks to a congregation at Reid Chapel AME Church on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
December 01, 2019 - 1:24 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he vies for the chance to replace President Donald Trump, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he is running a campaign that, like Scripture, calls for a renewed focus on justice in the way all people should be treated. It’s a broad-based approach that the...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden takes a selfie with supporters following a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
November 30, 2019 - 11:35 pm
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden launched an eight-day bus tour of Iowa on Saturday projecting confidence, ignoring his many Democratic presidential competitors and pledging that he will unseat President Donald Trump in 2020. The former vice president pledged first to win the Feb. 3 Iowa...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., is seen at U.S. Capitol in Washington. For more than 30 years and under five presidents, Upton has easily won re-election to his southwest Michigan House seat by touting "common-sense values" and bipartisan accomplishments. But then came the hyper-polarized politics of the Trump era. Now no one, including Upton, really knows what the future holds for him heading into the 2020 election. (Anna Moneymaker/Pool via AP)
November 30, 2019 - 12:34 pm
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — For more than 30 years and under five presidents, Republican Rep. Fred Upton easily won reelection to his southwest Michigan House seat by promoting “common-sense values” and bipartisan accomplishments. Republicans and even many Democrats have appreciated his moderate views...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, the angel Moroni statue, silhouetted against the sky, sits atop the Salt Lake Temple at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Utah is set to become the 19th state to enact a ban on the discredited practice of conversion therapy after state officials revised a proposal to win back the support of the influential Church of a Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 27, 2019 - 4:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is on its way to becoming the 19th state to ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy in January after state officials formed a proposal that has the support of the influential Church of a Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert announced...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Houston Police Department shows Gerald Goines in Houston. A judge has denied bond for Goines, the former Houston police officer charged with murder in a January drug raid that killed a couple in their home and left five officers wounded. U.S. Magistrate Judge Christina Bryan on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 ordered the 55-year-old former narcotics officer to remain in federal custody. (Houston Police Department via AP, File)
November 27, 2019 - 3:12 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has denied bond for a former Houston police officer charged with murder in a January drug raid that killed a couple in their home and left five officers wounded. U.S. Magistrate Judge Christina Bryan on Tuesday ordered former narcotics Officer Gerald Goines, 55, to remain in...
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President Donald Trump gestures after speaking at a campaign rally Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 27, 2019 - 12:10 am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Prompting a profane chant. Describing his own speeches as “ranting and raving.” Advising the governor of Florida to not always wear a jacket so people know he’s not fat. Now a Florida man, President Donald Trump held what his campaign dubbed a “homecoming rally” near Miami...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 26, 2019 - 9:19 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Prompting a profane chant. Describing his own speeches as “ranting and raving.” Advising the governor of Florida to not always wear a jacket so people know he’s not fat. Now a Florida man, President Donald Trump held what his campaign dubbed a “homecoming rally” near Miami...
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In a Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 photo, Olivet College students Lakisha Pressley and Rakiya Little, both of Detroit, rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, in the hopes that Michigan Tuition Grant funding will be restored to state spending priorities moving forward. A budget impasse in Michigan is starting to take a toll on government programs and services. (Beth LeBlanc/Detroit News via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 12:00 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A budget impasse in Michigan is starting to take a toll on government programs and services. Sheriff’s offices, jails, charter schools, private colleges, hospitals, local governments and nonprofits are casualties of the standoff that has dragged on much longer than expected...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov listens to Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Lavrov cast the WADA's compliance review committee's proposal of a four-year ban on hosting major events in Russia and a ban for the same period on flying the Russian flag at major competitions as part of Western efforts to sideline Russia by accusing it of misconduct in various spheres. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 8:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Condemning Russian state authorities on Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee says their latest cheating attempt in a years-long doping scandal is an insult to the sports world. “The IOC will support the toughest sanctions against all those responsible for this manipulation,”...
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