State legislature

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster greets Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, right, before the State of the State address at the South Carolina Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
February 12, 2020 - 9:30 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer has hired one of South Carolina's most influential black lawmakers as an adviser to his campaign as the billionaire businessman tries to make inroads in a state where black voters will play a dominant role in the Feb. 29 primary...
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Omega Protein's Menhaden processing plant on Cockrell's Creek in Reedville, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. The last east coast fishery now produces fish oil for health supplements and faces a possible moratorium over concerns about overfishing in the Chesapeake Bay. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 11, 2020 - 11:32 am
REEDVILLE, Va. (AP) — For a guy who left school after 11th grade, George Ball figures he has the best-paying job available on this rural stretch of Chesapeake Bay shoreline. He catches a fish called Atlantic menhaden, used to make fish oil pills and farm-raised salmon feed, and earns about $50,000...
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February 10, 2020 - 8:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A dispute between ride-hailing companies and the city of Phoenix deepened on Monday, as Arizona state lawmakers introduced legislation that would bar raising fees on Uber and Lyft at Sky Harbor airport. The latest salvo in the growing fight is an attempt by state lawmakers to keep a...
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FILE — In this Aug. 28, 2019 file photo supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors circle the Capitol during a rally in Sacramento, Calif. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee denied a request by ride-share company Uber and on-demand a request delivery service Postmates for a preliminary injunction protecting them from the new law aimed at giving protections to people who work as independent contractors, Monday, Feb.10, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 10, 2020 - 8:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to exempt ride-hailing company Uber and on-demand meal delivery service Postmates from a broad new California labor law while she considers their lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles denied the companies' request for a...
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Statues of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass are moved into the Maryland State House on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 in Annapolis, Md. The statues are being unveiled Monday night in the Old House Chamber, the room where slavery was abolished in Maryland in 1864. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
February 10, 2020 - 8:11 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — At a time when states are debating the removal of Confederate monuments, Maryland unveiled bronze statues of famed abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass during a ceremony Monday night in the Maryland State House. The life-sized statues were dedicated during a...
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In this Jan. 10, 2020 photo, Filipo Ilaoa, left, and Bonnelley Pa'uulu pose with the flag of American Samoa at the American Samoa government office in Honolulu. Some American Samoans worry a federal judge's recent ruling in Utah saying those born in the U.S. territory should be recognized as U.S. citizens could threaten "fa'a Samoa," or the Samoan way of life. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
February 10, 2020 - 3:44 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in American Samoa, Filipo Ilaoa’s neighbors were his cousins on a plot of land full of banana and breadfruit trees shared by his extended family and overseen by a chief elected by his relatives. He worries a federal judge's recent ruling in Utah saying those born in the U...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
February 09, 2020 - 12:30 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is facing increasingly formidable competition in South Carolina, a state his campaign has long assumed was safely in his column and one he's repeatedly described as a “firewall" in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and...
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A mural features the faces of the young soccer players who died one year ago in a fire at the Flamengo club training center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. The fire killed 10 academy players and injured three others, all aged between 14 and 16 years-old at the time. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 08, 2020 - 11:38 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Marília de Barros Silva heard reports that the popular Brazilian soccer club Flamengo was signing a player for almost 17 million euros ($18.6 million), she felt sadness — but also resentment. For a year, she has been trying in vain to reach a settlement with the Rio de...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., listen during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 07, 2020 - 10:18 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential debate and the upcoming primary in New Hampshire (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg didn’t qualify for the Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire -- but it didn’t always feel that way. The...
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House members watch as final votes are tallied Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Top Republican legislators moved Friday to a vote in the Kansas House on a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution without knowing whether they had the votes to get it through the GOP-controlled Legislature and onto the ballot. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
February 07, 2020 - 5:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas on Friday failed to get a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution on the ballot, stalling efforts to ensure that its Bill of Rights does not secure a right to an abortion. Neither side expected Friday's vote in the Kansas House...
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