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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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Supreme Court strikes down law banning use of Facebook by sex offenders
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The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a North Carolina law that bars the use of commercial social networking sites, including Facebook, by registered sex offenders.

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NFL team may benefit from court ruling
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The Supreme Court struck down part of a federal law that denies trademark protection of terms that disparage living or dead.

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Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Still in critical condition and undergoing repeated surgery, GOP House Whip Steve Scalise faces a "much more difficult" struggle to recover from his gunshot wound than first thought, President Donald Trump said Thursday. The House lurched back to business in a somber mood as law enforcement tracked the path the shooter traveled […]

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Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US
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SEATTLE (AP) — Demonstrators at small but raucous gatherings around the country Saturday raised the specter that extremist interpretations of Islamic law might somehow spread across the U.S., but many of the rallies drew even more boisterous counter-protests by people who called such fears unfounded….

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Papa John's employees accused of selling cocaine
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Breadsticks and wings weren’t the only sides available at a Papa John’s in Washington state, according to local law enforcement. Until recently, an off-menu item at the pizza restaurant was cocaine.

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