Constitutional amendments

March 14, 2019 - 3:11 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate is backing an effort that could make it harder to impeach and oust top officials, less than a year after the state's governor resigned while facing potential impeachment. Senators behind the proposal say it isn't motivated by the case against former...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2012 file photo, former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., the author of Title IX in Congress, speaks during a forum in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington in a gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, has died. He was 91. Bayh died early Thursday, March 14, 2019, surrounded by his family at his home in Easton, Md., according to a statement released by his family. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 14, 2019 - 1:53 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Birch Bayh pushed in the U.S. Senate for the landmark 1972 federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and athletics, women received fewer than 10 percent of all medical and law degrees and only one in 27 high school girls played sports. Now,...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2012 file photo, former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., the author of Title IX in Congress, is applauded by Senior Adviser to the President and Chair of the Council on Women and Girls Valerie Jarrett, left, and tennis great Billie Jean King, center during a forum in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington in a gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died from pneumonia at his home in Easton, Md., Thursday, March 14, 2019, at age 91. King, who worked with Bayh on women's rights issues, released a statement with his family Thursday saying the former senator was "one of the most important Americans of the 20th century." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 14, 2019 - 1:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91. Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight...
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Flanked by lawmakers, Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his decision to place a moratorium on the death penalty during a news conference at the Capitol, March 13, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 13, 2019 - 8:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom not only put a moratorium on executions in California on Wednesday, he said he also may commute death sentences and is pushing to repeal capital punishment. Newsom signed an executive order granting reprieves to all 737 condemned inmates on the nation's...
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March 08, 2019 - 5:09 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama probate judge has recognized the legal rights of an aborted embryo just months after voters approved a state constitutional amendment recognizing the rights of the unborn. A civil rights attorney said the lawsuit to which the ruling applies is unlikely to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation treaty following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. Amnesty International said on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, that dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government. The international rights group said the attacks appear "to be part of a sustained campaign to intimidate and silence critics" of el-Sissi's government. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
March 06, 2019 - 8:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government, an international rights group said Wednesday. Amnesty International said it analyzed dozens of suspicious emails and the...
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March 05, 2019 - 9:53 am
CAIRO (AP) — A one-day strike shuttered businesses and emptied streets in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and other parts of the country on Tuesday, activists said, as pressure mounted on longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down following more than two months of deadly protests...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, state Senate president Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, speaks at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Galvano said he believes sports betting could be legalized without voter approval, although he said he might ask for it, anyway(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
March 02, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final. That may be no surprise, considering the three states account for 27 percent of all franchises in those leagues...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. Sudan's President has declared a state of emergency on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests. Al-Bashir — who seized power in a 1989 coup— also said Friday that for now he will not change the constitution to allow himself to seek a third term in office. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
February 26, 2019 - 11:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters on Tuesday defied their embattled president's ban on unauthorized public gatherings, with hundreds rallying across the country to call for his resignation. The protests came despite a state of emergency imposed Friday by President Omar al-Bashir in response to more...
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February 22, 2019 - 5:51 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests. Al-Bashir — who seized power in a 1989 coup— also said that he will postpone pushing for constitutional amendments to allow him to seek a third term in...
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