Legislation

The Capitol Rotunda is seen with the statue of George Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, ahead of the State of the Union address by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 30, 2018 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will call for a "new American moment" in Tuesday night's State of the Union address, as he seeks to rally a deeply divided nation and infuse his presidency with a sense of optimism, for at least one high-profile night. According to excerpts released ahead of...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center seated, with other House members wearing black in support the #metoo and #timesup movement, pose for a group photo ahead of tonight's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 30, 2018 - 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will call for a "new American moment" in Tuesday night's State of the Union address, as he seeks to rally a deeply divided nation and infuse his presidency with a sense of optimism, for at least one high-profile night. According to excerpts released ahead of...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center seated, with other House members wearing black in support the #metoo and #timesup movement, pose for a group photo ahead of tonight's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 30, 2018 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, facing sagging approval ratings in a midterm election year, is seeking to rally a deeply divided nation in Tuesday night's State of the Union address with optimism about the growing economy and calls for action on immigration, trade and infrastructure...
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From left, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., accompanied by former U.S.A. gymnastics national team members and abuse survivors Jeanette Antolin, Jamie Dantzscher, Dominique Moceanu, and Mattie Larson, speaks at a news conference on legislation to prevent future abuse of young athletes, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 30, 2018 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has responded to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by sending President Donald Trump legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report claims of abuse to law enforcement. The Senate approved the bipartisan bill by...
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January 30, 2018 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to protect amateur athletes from sexual abuse (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The Senate has approved legislation prompted by the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report...
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A view of the Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, ahead of the State of the Union address by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 30, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, facing sagging approval ratings in a midterm election year, is seeking to rally a deeply divided nation in Tuesday night's State of the Union address with optimism about the growing economy and calls for action on immigration, trade and infrastructure...
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Barbed wire fences are pictured at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 30, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A diplomatic dispute between Poland and Israel over pending legislation that would outlaw blaming Poland for the crimes of the Holocaust has led to an outburst of anti-Semitic comments in Poland, including some in the government-controlled media. Poland's lower house of...
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From left, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., accompanied by former U.S.A. gymnastics national team members and abuse survivors Jeanette Antolin, Jamie Dantzscher, Dominique Moceanu, and Mattie Larson, speaks at a news conference on legislation to prevent future abuse of young athletes, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 30, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to respond to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by approving legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to quickly report claims of abuse to law enforcement. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the bill's main...
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January 30, 2018 - 3:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will remain one of just five states without a hate crimes law after Republican Senate leaders announced Tuesday they were killing a bill that targeted crimes motivated by bias. Advocates say the move deals a blow to Indianapolis' bid to land a new Amazon headquarters...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, left, sits during a status conference in his upcoming double murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. The prison death of Hernandez is prompting lawmakers to revisit a centuries-old Massachusetts legal principle. Under a bill heard Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, a person who takes their own life after being convicted of a crime would automatically lose all rights to appeal. Hernandez’s murder conviction in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd was dismissed after Hernandez was found hanging in his cell last April. (John Blanding, Boston Globe/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
January 30, 2018 - 2:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The prison death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is prompting lawmakers to revisit a centuries-old Massachusetts legal principle. Under a bill heard Tuesday by the Legislature's Judiciary Committee, a person who takes their own life after being convicted of a crime would...
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