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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters at a campaign event at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 02, 2020 - 5:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators often talk about Bernie Sanders in diplomatic tones, the way relatives discuss a certain family member with hushed pause. He’s passionate, they say politely. Independent. Or, just Bernie being Bernie. The senator returns the favor at the weekly Democratic luncheons...
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University of Memphis student Landon Shelby speaks with a reporter outside an off-campus voting location on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. Shelby, a Republican, said he would like to see the university have a polling location on campus to help students cast ballots more easily. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
March 01, 2020 - 9:47 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University student Will Newell wishes it was easier for college students like him to cast ballots in Tennessee, one of 14 states holding a presidential primary on Super Tuesday. The campus has no locations for early voting, so students must visit an off-campus...
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In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, Mirjana Novokmet speaks during a protest in front of the parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia. After years of waiting, Serbian lawmakers are set to soon pass a bill that authorities say attempts to shed light on a chilling, decades-old scandal involving hundreds of families who suspect their babies were stolen at birth. Mirjana Novokmet does not believe that this special law will help uncover what happened to her first child back in 1978. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
February 28, 2020 - 4:20 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — For years, Mirjana Novokmet has tried to find out what happened to her first child back in 1978. Novokmet, only 19-years-old at the time, was told at a Belgrade clinic that her baby boy was stillborn. She wasn’t allowed to see him, and she has not been able to determine with...
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FILE - In this July, 2015 file photo, University of Malawi's Chancellor College look on at hemp products after an industrial hemp awareness workshop in Blantyre, Malawi. Malawi has legalized the cultivation of cannabis as the country seeks an alternative to tobacco, its main earner of foreign exchange which is under pressure from anti-smoking campaigns. Parliament on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 passed the bill to allow cultivation for medicinal and industrial uses.(AP Photo, file)
February 28, 2020 - 8:39 am
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi has legalized the cultivation of cannabis as the country seeks an alternative to tobacco, its main earner of foreign exchange which is under pressure from anti-smoking campaigns. Parliament on Thursday passed the bill to allow cultivation for medicinal and industrial...
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Oregon state Senate President Peter Courtney pauses after declaring in the state Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2021, that amid a boycott by Republican senators, not enough lawmakers were present to reach a quorum. The drastic move by Republicans in Oregon highlights how pitched the debate over how to respond to global warming is becoming, with the GOP saying leaving the Capitol was the only way to halt legislation they view as too extreme in a Legislature dominated by Democrats. Democrats warn that doing nothing at this point is too dangerous. In an interview with The Associated Press, Courtney, the longest-serving legislator in Oregon history, said he has not found a way out of the impasse and is broken hearted. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
February 27, 2020 - 9:42 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Stymied by a walkout by Republican lawmakers in the Oregon Legislature over a climate change bill, Democrats on Thursday said they will issue subpoenas to try to compel their return. Oregon has become a front line in the battle over how to address global warming, with Democrats...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., with fellow Democrats and members of Moms Demand Action, marks the one-year anniversary of passage in the House of the Bipartisan Background Check Act to close loopholes for gun purchases, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2020 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats again lambasted Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell Thursday as they marked a year of Senate inaction since the House passed landmark gun control legislation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged that Democrats have been here before — complaining about...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, a man uses his smartphone as he stands near a billboard for Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. The Senate has passed a bill that provides $1 billion for small telecom providers to replace equipment in their networks that's made by China's Huawei and ZTE. It now goes to President Donald Trump. Huawei and ZTE did not immediately reply to a request for comment, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
February 27, 2020 - 6:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill to provide $1 billion for small telecom providers to replace equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE, sending the measure to President Donald Trump. The U.S. government considers the Chinese companies a security risk and has pushed its allies not to use...
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FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2020 file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., smiles before a re-enactment of her swearing-in, by Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington. An influential anti-abortion group is backing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia in her November special election, only months after opposing her appointment to the post. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 that her initial concerns were based on information "from the rumor universe” during a tour of an anti-abortion pregnancy center with Loeffler and the man who appointed her, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 27, 2020 - 11:15 am
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Republican congressman's decision to challenge freshly appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler is pitting two visions of the GOP's future against each other. So far, it's divided voters and been anything but polite. Loeffler, 49, is a wealthy businesswoman and political newcomer who...
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February 27, 2020 - 10:35 am
El Salvador's congress has passed a law allowing judges to reduce sentences for crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war, drawing criticism from the president and rights activists. President Nayib Bukele vowed to veto the law, saying it did not contain the key elements of “truth,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, state Rep. Tom Sullivan, D-Aurora, who lost his son Alex in the 2012 movie theatre massacre in Aurora, Colo., speaks during a roundtable discussion about the issues of gun control and the need for additional mental health measures with several survivors of mass shooting victims at an office in downtown Denver. Sullivan is opposing a death penalty repeal bill before Colorado lawmakers Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 26, 2020 - 4:37 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is set to become the 22nd U.S. state to abolish the death penalty after lawmakers on Wednesday approved a repeal bill that Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has pledged to sign into law. Passage had been virtually certain with Democrats holding a substantial majority in the House...
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