State governments

In this April 4, 2018 photo, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, left, applauds as U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., answers a question during a town hall meeting examining economic justice 50 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
April 06, 2018 - 9:37 am
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Bernie Sanders took the stage in Mississippi's capital city alongside a popular, young African-American mayor whose election he'd endorsed last year. Sanders, the one-time and potentially future presidential candidate, praised Jackson's Chokwe Antar Lumumba as an heir to...
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Journalist stand outside the prison in Neumuenster, northern Germany, Friday, April 6, 2018 where former Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont is expected to be released on bail later the day after he was detained in March. (Carsten Rehder/dpa via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 8:15 am
NEUMUENSTER, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Catalonia crisis (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is calling on Spanish authorities to open a dialogue with Catalan politicians. Following his release on bail from a German prison, Puigdemont also called for the...
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Journalist stand outside the prison in Neumuenster, northern Germany, Friday, April 6, 2018 where former Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont is expected to be released on bail later the day after he was detained in March. (Carsten Rehder/dpa via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 8:07 am
NEUMUENSTER, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Catalonia crisis (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The Spanish government denies it is hounding Carles Puigdemont, after a German court decided to release the former Catalan leader on bail pending a decision on his possible extradition to Spain. Government...
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April 06, 2018 - 6:56 am
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney says he's working with a broad Connecticut coalition to contest a lawsuit filed by New York state opposing a federal plan to allow dredged sediments to be dumped into Long Island Sound. The Democrat appeared Thursday with regional governmental and...
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Sapulpa Middle School teacher Vina Janitz and others protest in front of Sapulpa High School in Tulsa, Okla., on day 4 of the teacher walkout Thursday, April 5, 2018. Thousands of teachers, students and their supporters have thronged the Capitol for four straight days seeking more funding for schools. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 1:08 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teachers strike in Oklahoma stretched into a fifth day on Friday, and a state union leader said he doesn't think pending proposals to increase revenue are enough to stop the walkout from extending into next week. The Senate was expected to consider separate proposals Friday...
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Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan, head of the Hawaii state Department of Defense, left, and Chris Leonard, president of the Hawaii Association of Broadcasters, right, appear before a U.S. Senate committee hearing in Honolulu on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Logan said the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency began implementing its plan to issue warnings about ballistic missile attacks before the entire plan was drafted. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
April 05, 2018 - 9:00 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency began implementing its plan for responding to a ballistic missile attack before it was entirely drafted, a senior state official said Thursday at a hearing on why the agency mistakenly sent cellphone and broadcast alerts across the islands in...
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File - In this Jan. 19, 2007 file photo, Staff Sgt. Kevin Black, 36, of Kenmore, N.Y., of the New York National Guard keeps an eye on a group of suspected illegal immigrants near the Arizona-Mexico border in Sasabe, Ariz. National guard contingents in U.S. states that border Mexico say they are waiting for guidance from Washington to determine what they will do following President Donald Trump's proclamation directing deployment to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling. The National Guard in Texas said in a statement Thursday, April 5, 2018, said the deployment is in "very early planning stages." (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 05, 2018 - 7:45 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal officials fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking, but it wasn't clear who would be called up or if they would even be allowed to...
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FILE - This April 2, 2017, file photo made with a drone, shows the U.S. Mexico border fence as it cuts through the two downtowns of Nogales. National guard contingents in U.S. states that border Mexico say they are waiting for guidance from Washington to determine what they will do following President Donald Trump's proclamation directing deployment to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling. The National Guard in Texas said in a statement Thursday, April 5, 2018, said the deployment is in "very early planning stages." (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File)
April 05, 2018 - 7:01 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's order for the National Guard to deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 3:55 p.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez was among those on a call with other border governors and federal officials to discuss efforts to bolster border...
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FILE - This April 2, 2017, file photo made with a drone, shows the U.S. Mexico border fence as it cuts through the two downtowns of Nogales. National guard contingents in U.S. states that border Mexico say they are waiting for guidance from Washington to determine what they will do following President Donald Trump's proclamation directing deployment to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling. The National Guard in Texas said in a statement Thursday, April 5, 2018, said the deployment is in "very early planning stages." (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File)
April 05, 2018 - 6:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's order for the National Guard to deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he'll never deploy National Guard troops "based simply on the whim of the President's morning Twitter habit." Bullock,...
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April 05, 2018 - 5:21 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday he will run for his old job, ending months of speculation about a return to politics following his short-lived 2012 presidential campaign. The two-term Republican governor had been inching toward a run for months, quitting...
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