State legislature

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson speaks during a news conference in St. Louis. Republican governors and state lawmakers in many states have followed President Donald Trump’s lead in downplaying the seriousness of the coronavirus virus, refusing to wear masks and fighting against coronavirus restrictions on businesses and social gatherings. Revelations that the president and first lady are now among those who have tested positive for the disease did little to change their thinking. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 03, 2020 - 10:11 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican governors and lawmakers in many states have followed President Donald Trump’s lead on their response to the coronavirus, declining to impose mask mandates and pushing to lift restrictions on businesses and social gatherings as swiftly as possible. Revelations that...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2020 file photo, visitors take photos at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., the last day the park was open due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Theme park industry leaders in California say they aren't pleased with proposed reopening guidance being considered by Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration. Erin Guerrero, executive director of the California Attractions and Parks Association, said amusement park leaders wanted changes to a draft they reviewed on Thursday, Oct. 1 and asked Newsom to continue conversations with industry leaders before finalizing the rules. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)
October 02, 2020 - 3:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Facing mounting pressure to let theme parks such as Disneyland reopen amid the pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday delayed new operating rules after industry leaders criticized his administration's initial plans. Newsom's administration had planned to release...
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A sign indicates a drive-through ballot drop off location at the 700 Lavaca Parking Garage in Austin, Texas, on Thursday Oct. 1, 2020, shortly after an order was announced by Gov. Greg Abbott restricting such drop off locations. Civil rights and voter advocacy groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block an order by Gov. Abbott that dramatically reduced the number of drop-off locations for mail ballots. The lawsuit filed late Thursday could be the first of many legal challenges against Abbott’s order that assigns just one drop-off location in each of Texas' 254 counties and allows poll watchers to observe ballot deliveries. (Jay Janner)/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
October 02, 2020 - 1:41 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Civil rights and voter advocacy groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block an order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that dramatically reduced the number of drop-off locations for mail ballots. The lawsuit filed late Thursday could be the first of many legal challenges...
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People wearing masks and face shields wait for their turn to pick up student electronic tablets as online classes are scheduled to start next week in the Dona Rosario High School in Quezon city, Philippines, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Public schools will hold online classes using electronic gadgets and educational materials provided to students as the opening got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
October 01, 2020 - 11:46 pm
MANILA, Philippines — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including the Boracay beach, have partially reopened with only a fraction of their usual crowds showing up given continuing coronavirus restrictions. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday that 35 local...
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Traffic passes in view of a massive Boeing airplane production plant Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Everett, Wash. Boeing said Thursday that it will consolidate production of its two-aisle 787 jetliner in South Carolina and shut down the original assembly line for the plane near Seattle. The company said the move will start in mid-2021. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
October 01, 2020 - 7:38 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing said Thursday it will shut down the original assembly line for its two-aisle 787 jetliner near Seattle and consolidate the plane's production in South Carolina as the airline industry tries to weather the global pandemic. The move will begin in mid-2021. The company intends to...
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Shelley Luther, owner of Salon Á la Mode in Dallas speaks to the crowd during the Set Texas Free Rally at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, on Saturday, May 9, 2020. (Vernon Bryant /The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 27, 2020 - 5:00 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic slammed the U.S. economy this spring, Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther became an overnight symbol of rebellion against lockdown measures, spending two days in a Texas jail for refusing to close her doors. Nearly $500,000 poured into a donation...
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September 26, 2020 - 9:44 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign committee and the Republican National Committee sued Saturday to block North Carolina election officials from enforcing rule changes that could boost the number of ballots counted in the presidential battleground state. The Republicans’ lawsuit...
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State Rep. Attica Scott speaks during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Breonna Taylor's family attorney Ben Crump is calling for the Kentucky attorney general to release the transcripts from the grand jury that decided not to charge any of the officers involved in the Black woman's death. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 25, 2020 - 9:16 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker who spent a night in jail after her arrest during protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor said Friday that she'll redouble her push for criminal justice reforms. State Rep. Attica Scott was arrested and charged Thursday evening with first-degree...
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Protesters march, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky's largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 24, 2020 - 11:15 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In the wake of the decision not to prosecute Kentucky police officers for killing Breonna Taylor, authorities and activists alike wrestled Thursday with the question of what comes next amid continued demands for justice in the Black woman's death. “The question obviously is:...
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FILE - In this file photo from July 30, 2020, Ohio state Rep. Bob Cupp, center, is congratulated after being elected Speaker of the House at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Cupp begins to lead the Ohio House as members of his party tout him as the "last Boy Scout" and his opponents see him as complicit in the same "corrupt" activity that has plagued former speakers of the chamber. (Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
September 22, 2020 - 1:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There were some whispers among members of the Republican caucus that Bob Cupp should be the person to lead the Ohio House. It was 2018. The federal investigation into the previous House speaker had left the dais empty for months and the chamber at a standstill. But Cupp, who...
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