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Ban on transgender athletes advances in Indiana Legislature
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana lawmakers advanced a Republican-backed bill Thursday that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in K-12 school sports that match their gender identity, despite mounting
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Delaware governor proposes $5 billion operating budget
DOVER, Del. (AP) Delaware Gov. John Carney is proposing a $5 billion operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, an increase of roughly 4.6% over this years
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GOP-led House blocks vote on proposal for Indiana to switch to paper election ballots
The leader of the Republican-controlled House used a procedural maneuver Thursday to prevent a chamber vote on a proposal to return Indiana elections to solely paper ballots.
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Top Pa. Dems to miss Biden visit, cite scheduling conflicts
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) President Joe Biden will appear in Pittsburgh on Friday as an opening step in a broader campaign to promote the White House's achievements in key states
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Republicans Might Throw a Fit Over Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee but They’re Powerless to Stop It
The GOP can slow down the confirmation process for Stephen Breyer’s replacement, but the Democrats almost certainly have the votes to confirm her.
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Jess Fishlock: Wales' most capped player eyeing politics career
Wales' most capped player Jess Fishlock says a future career in politics is her priority once she hangs up her boots.
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Bullets strike Congresswoman Bush’s parked car; she wasn’t in it
Democratic US Representative Cori Bush of Missouri said Thursday that her parked car was struck by gunfire last weekend.
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California launches $185 million youth job corps
LOS ANGELES (AP) California on Thursday launched a $185 million jobs program aimed at putting disadvantaged youth and young adults to work helping their communities while improving their prospects
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Western Michigan University trustees defend president after faculty criticism
Progress Under President Montgomery’s Leadership,” the board outlined ways that Montgomery has worked to improve the university.
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Alaska Legislature rejects higher pay, per diem restrictions
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) The Alaska Legislature on Thursday rejected a proposal that called for higher annual salaries for lawmakers but restrictions on the daily allowance they can receive during
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The Mass. Supreme Judicial Court has ordered a review of Harmony Montgomery’s 2019 custody case
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is ordering a review of how the courts system handled Harmony Montgomery's 2019 custody case.
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Maryland lawmakers OK new map for 188 General Assembly seats
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Maryland General Assembly approved new boundaries for its 188 seats on Thursday, choosing a map supported by Democrats who control the legislature instead of a
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McConnell urges Biden to ignore radical left in picking new justice
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that the Supreme Court vacancy gives President Biden a new chance to make good on his promise to be an uniter for the country.
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Presidents Have Long Wanted a Diverse Supreme Court
The enduring goal has been to choose justices who “look like America.” What’s changed is their view of what America looks like.
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Judge: Wyoming governor may pick superintendent amid lawsuit
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) A judge has decided not to hold up the appointment of Wyoming's next state superintendent of public instruction amid a lawsuit over how the three finalists
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Judge Won’t Budge as Voting Machine Report Fuels Conspiracies
U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg has boxed herself into a dilemma. She has kept a report on a theoretical voting machine flaw—authored by a respected computer researcher—secret since last summer, citing concerns that releasing the report would fuel conspiracy theories about voting machines and the 2020 U.
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Corrections officers at Souza-Baranowski to get body cameras for the first time
The announcement comes as leaders at the Department of Correction face two federal lawsuits alleging excessive force against prisoners at Souza-Baranowski and intense public scrutiny over a controversial extended lockdown two years ago.
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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona calls on US to 'reset' after COVID-19 and 're-imagine education'
Secretary Miguel Cardona pushed school reopenings after the coronavirus, while emphasizing the need to address inequities in school systems.
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Boris Johnson tells allies there was no 'ambush with cake' at No 10 lockdown birthday party
PM adds to confusion over gathering with comment to Conor Burns, revealed by the MP in Choppers Politics Podcast
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Indiana bill ensuring free speech at colleges moves forward
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A bill that doubles down on free speech rights at Indiana's public colleges and universities was advanced by state lawmakers Thursday.
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Clyburn confirms he urged Biden to nominate Black woman to Supreme Court, floats possible candidate
House Majority Whip James Clyburn confirmed Thursday that he pushed President Biden to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court and floated a possible candidate that he would like to see appointed.
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Alaska governor joins Texas lawsuit over National Guard vaccine mandate
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) announced on Thursday that he has joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) lawsuit against the Department of Defense over the vaccine mandate for the National Guard.The governors - who have previously expressed to the Pentagon their opposition to the mandate - are arguing that the mandate undermines their authority over their state's National Guard.
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Rep. Thomas Massie says state legislatures, not voters, should pick U.S. senators
Rep. Thomas Massie tweeted Thursday morning that he believes the 17th amendment, which established the direct election of senators, is a mistake. "The 16th amendment (direct taxation of citizens) and the 17th amendment (direct election of Senators) should be collectively labeled the '10th amendment bypass package.
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Evers proposes $150 checks under plan to spend surplus
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Democratic Gov. Tony Evers unveiled an election year plan Thursday that would send $150 refund checks to every Wisconsin resident, bolster funding for K-12 schools and
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Austin orders more focus on limiting civilian casualties
WASHINGTON (AP) Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday ordered his staff to quickly develop an action plan for improving how the Pentagon limits and responds to civilian casualties caused
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