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FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge was to hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities in San Francisco. California state lawmakers passed and Gov. Jerry Brown signed nearly 900 new laws in 2017, most of which take effect Jan. 1, 2018. Among them is one making California a sanctuary state in response to the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
December 30, 2017 - 11:47 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers in 2017 passed nearly 900 bills that Gov. Jerry Brown then signed into law. Most of them take effect Monday. The new laws cover topics ranging from the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, to the state's new recreational cannabis market...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge was to hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities in San Francisco. California state lawmakers passed and Gov. Jerry Brown signed nearly 900 new laws in 2017, most of which take effect Jan. 1, 2018. Among them is one making California a sanctuary state in response to the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
December 30, 2017 - 11:38 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers in 2017 passed nearly 900 laws then signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, most of them taking effect Monday. One makes California a sanctuary state in response to the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. And while sales of recreational marijuana...
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December 30, 2017 - 10:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday denied claims that U.N. sanctions against North Korea had been breached by Russian tankers transferring fuel to North Korean tankers at sea. The statement came in response to a Reuters report citing unidentified Western European security...
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The Lighthouse Winmore, a Hong Kong-flagged ship, is seen in waters off Yeosu, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. South Korean authorities boarded the Hong Kong-flagged ship and interviewed its crew members for allegedly violating U.N. sanctions by transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in October, an official said Friday. (Hyung Min-woo/Yonhap via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 4:04 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday that it was holding a Hong Kong-flagged ship and its crew members for allegedly violating U.N. sanctions by transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in October. The Lighthouse Winmore is believed to have transferred about 600 tons of refined...
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The Lighthouse Winmore, a Hong Kong-flagged ship, is seen in waters off Yeosu, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. South Korean authorities boarded the Hong Kong-flagged ship and interviewed its crew members for allegedly violating U.N. sanctions by transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in October, an official said Friday. (Hyung Min-woo/Yonhap via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 3:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday that it was holding a Hong Kong-flagged ship and its crew members for allegedly violating U.N. sanctions by transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in October. The Lighthouse Winmore is believed to have transferred about 600 tons of refined...
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December 29, 2017 - 3:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday that it's holding a Hong Kong-flagged ship and its crew members for allegedly violating U.N. sanctions by transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in October. The Lighthouse Winmore is believed to have transferred about 600 tons of refined...
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December 29, 2017 - 2:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean authorities boarded a Hong Kong-flagged ship and interviewed its crew members for allegedly violating U.N. sanctions by transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in October, an official said Friday. The Lighthouse Winmore is believed to have transferred about...
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December 28, 2017 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized China on Thursday following reports that Chinese ships transferred oil to North Korean vessels at sea in violation of U.N. sanctions over the North's nuclear weapons program. Trump said on Twitter that China had been "Caught RED HANDED," adding he...
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December 28, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 8.7 million people signed up for coverage next year under the Obama-era health care law, the government reported Thursday, as the program that President Donald Trump has repeatedly pronounced "a disaster" exceeded expectations. The final tally for the 39 HealthCare.gov...
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December 28, 2017 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized China on Thursday following reports that Chinese ships transferred oil to North Korean vessels at sea in violation of U.N. sanctions over the North's nuclear weapons program. Trump said on Twitter that China had been "Caught RED HANDED," adding he...
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