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Huff, puff, pass? AG's pot fury not echoed by task force
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press….

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Judge nixes Alabama law putting pregnant girls through trial
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down Alabama's one-of-a-kind law that enabled judges to put minors seeking abortions through a trial-like proceeding in which the fetus could get a lawyer and prosecutors could object to the pregnant girl's wishes….

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Trump: 'We're going to destroy' MS-13
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President Donald Trump traveled to Long Island Friday to discuss efforts to combat the violent MS-13 gang, telling law enforcement “don’t be too nice” and warning immigrant criminals he is seeking to deport them.

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Higher prices, fewer options lurk after health bill collapse
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The health care law of the land has survived for now, but it needs help – and it needs it soon….

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California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming….

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Gov. Brown makes dire plea to save California climate law
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown warned of a California ravaged by forest fires, disease and mass migration if lawmakers fail to renew the state's signature program to fight climate change, which he called "a threat to organized human existence."…

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Tennessee cities adjust to law letting guns in buses, hubs
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville fought a losing battle this spring as a state law passed that lets people with gun permits enter city buses and its main bus terminal with their guns. Nashville is now among several cities in Tennessee to tweak its bus system rules just enough to follow the […]

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Trump has dragged America into a permanent crisis
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Shortly before his first Fourth of July in office, Ronald Reagan honored the NAACP by addressing its convention. Eight years later, President George H.W. Bush declared, ”The law cannot tolerate any discrimination, and my administration will not tolerate abuse of that principle.” In 2001, his son used his first July Fourth in office to advocate […]

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McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now comes his next challenge – persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that would be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP….

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