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Protesters hold up posters referring to the the Polish constitution as they gather in front of Poland's Supreme Court building in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 to support the court's president, Malgorzata Gersdorf, as she arrived for work, saying she was defending the rule of law, in defiance of a new law that is forcing her and many other of the court's judges to retire while their terms are still running. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 04, 2018 - 9:59 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of anti-government protesters rallied in front of the Polish Supreme Court on Wednesday in an act of solidarity with the court's president, who is being forced to retire under a new judicial overhaul. The protesters accused the right-wing government of violating the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 04, 2018 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said the government would no longer encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The shift announced Tuesday gives colleges the federal government's blessing...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 04, 2018 - 3:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said the government would no longer encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The shift announced Tuesday gives colleges the federal government's blessing...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 03, 2018 - 10:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would not encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The shift gives schools and colleges the federal government's blessing to leave...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 03, 2018 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday the government would no longer encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The shift gives colleges the federal government's blessing to leave...
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki presents the Joint Declaration of Prime Ministers of the State of Israel and the Republic of Poland, in his chancellery in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has signed into law amendments which abolish the threat of prison for anyone who blames Poland for Nazi Germany’s Holocaust crimes. The amendments were introduced Wednesday morning by the prime minister and quickly approved by lawmakers. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 02, 2018 - 7:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union opened a rule-of-law procedure Monday against Poland over what it sees as flaws in Poland's Supreme Court law, intensifying a standoff that could eventually see Poland lose its EU voting rights. The move comes a day before a new law takes effect that forces the...
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July 01, 2018 - 8:37 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new state law is taking effect in New York state that will require schools to teach mental health to students in elementary, middle and high school. The measure was passed and signed into law in 2016. It requires schools to include teaching about mental health in traditional...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Madison, Wis. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to collect online sales taxes could yield billions of dollars for state and local governments _ if they decide to keep it. Rather than spend the windfall on schools, prisons or other government services, some Republican governors and lawmakers are proposing to give it away in the form of additional tax cuts to residents. Walker, running for a re-election this year, has suggested the extra revenue from online sales taxes could be used to expand tax breaks for senior citizens or families with children. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
June 29, 2018 - 2:46 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to collect online sales taxes could yield billions of dollars for state and local governments — if they decide to keep it. Rather than spend the windfall on schools, prisons or other government services, some Republican...
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June 29, 2018 - 1:56 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that "autonomy and dominion over one's body go to the very heart of what it means to be free." Justices...
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June 28, 2018 - 9:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government is suing the city of Mount Vernon, saying it violated the Clean Water Act by failing to comply with rules meant to stop raw sewage from polluting waterways. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was announced Thursday by a federal prosecutor and the regional...
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