Legislature

West Virginia teachers gathered at Capital High School in Charleston, WV. early Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, morning to protest the Omnibus Bill that is moving through the Legislature. (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 10:07 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unions for West Virginia teachers have ended their two-day strike after lawmakers did not act on a doomed, broad-based education bill. Leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel said classrooms would be reopening statewide starting Thursday...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, a committee of the Oregon House of Representatives debates a bill in Salem, Ore., that would make Oregon the first state to impose mandatory rent controls statewide. The committee on Wednesday rejected proposed amendments that would make certain parts of the state exempt from the bill. The bill sailed through the Senate and Gov. Kate Brown expects the pioneering legislation to reach her desk for her to sign. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
February 20, 2019 - 9:41 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on track to becoming the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a tenant protection measure moving through the Legislature. Numerous residents have testified for the legislation, describing anxiety and hardship as rents rise. Some rents have gone up by...
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FILE - This Feb. 24, 2011 file photo shows former gubernatorial candidate Bradley Byrne at a news conference in Montgomery, Ala. U.S. Rep Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Byrne is the first Republican to announce in the race as the GOP tries to win back the Senate seat from Sen. Doug Jones. (AP Photo/Phillip Rawls, File)
February 20, 2019 - 6:58 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Byrne, 64, is the first Republican to announce his candidacy in what is...
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President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 20, 2019 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, attorney Gadeir Abbas speaks during a news conference at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington. The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities, prompting concerns from civil libertarians that those mistakenly placed on the list could face a wide variety of hassles in their daily lives. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 20, 2019 - 5:54 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group called for a congressional investigation Wednesday after its lawsuit revealed that the U.S. government has shared access to parts of its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities. The Council...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, leaves federal court after his sentencing in New York. A judge has agreed to postpone the start of Cohen’s prison sentence by two months to May 6. New York Judge William Pauley signed off on the delay Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, after Cohen’s lawyer said he needed more time to recover from shoulder surgery. They noted prosecutors did not object to the one-time extension. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
February 20, 2019 - 5:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was granted a few more weeks of freedom Wednesday after his lawyers said he's still recovering from surgery and hasn't had time to get his affairs in order because he's preparing to testify before Congress next week. U.S...
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CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO WEDNESDAY - Teachers and school personnel, on the second day of a statewide strike, demonstrate outside the House of Delegates chamber, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. West Virginia public school teachers are striking for a second day even though legislation they loathed was tabled in the House of Delegates. Schools in 54 of the state's 55 counties were closed Wednesday. The lone holdout again was Putnam County. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 5:22 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unions for West Virginia teachers ended their two-day strike Wednesday night after lawmakers did not act on a doomed, broad-based education bill. Leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel said at a news conference that classrooms would...
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, center, arrives at the National Congress to deliver a proposal to overhaul Brazil's pension system, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Lawmakers received this week an anti-crime bill and a proposal to overhaul Brazil's pension system, the government's flagship reform. (AP Photo/Lucio Tavora)
February 20, 2019 - 1:49 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday proposed making Brazilians work longer before they can receive a pension, a signature campaign promise aimed at rescuing a troubled retirement system and giving a boost to Latin America's largest economy. Bolsonaro gave House Speaker...
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivers his budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 1:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed a budget Wednesday that relies partly on tax revenues from two industries that currently aren't even legal in the state, which is saddled with billions of dollars in pension obligations and other debts. Pritzker's $39 billion...
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Head of Marine Le Pen's party list for the European Parliament elections, Jordan Bardella speaks during an interview with Associated Press in Nanterre, outside Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
February 20, 2019 - 9:43 am
NANTERRE, France (AP) — The top French far-right candidate in European parliamentary elections says that his party epitomizes progress with its return to an emphasis on protectionism. Jordan Bardella, 23, hopes to be the youngest lawmaker in the EU parliament after elections in May. Along with...
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