State governments

In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 photo, Bobby Goldberg wipes his face at the office of his lawyer, Melissa Anderson, in Bannockburn, Ill. Goldberg has filed a lawsuit claiming he was abused more than 1,000 times in multiple states and countries by the late Donald McGuire, a prominent American Jesuit priest who had close ties to Mother Teresa. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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December 30, 2019 - 10:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A globe-trotting Jesuit priest with ties to Mother Teresa sexually abused an American boy “more than 1,000 times, in multiple states and countries,” a lawsuit filed Monday in California state court in San Francisco alleges. In the lawsuit and in interviews with The Associated Press,...
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December 30, 2019 - 5:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans in two Midwestern states where GOP-controlled legislatures have gun-rights majorities are proposing measures aimed at preventing the U.S. government or other states from taking guns away from residents whom the courts deem a danger to themselves. Neither Oklahoma nor...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco. Gov. Newsom is wrapping up a first year highlighted by the bankruptcy of the country's largest utility, an escalating homelessness crisis and an intensifying feud with the Trump administration, along with record-low unemployment and a booming state economy producing a multi-billion-dollar surplus. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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December 30, 2019 - 1:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. Both soon became inescapable topics. PG&E filed for bankruptcy barely three...
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Amy McGrath officially files papers to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 in Frankfurt, Ky. Calling her party's victory in the Kentucky governor's race a jolt of momentum for her own bid to unseat a Republican incumbent, Democrat Amy McGrath on Friday officially filed to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending campaign next year. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
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December 27, 2019 - 4:23 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Calling her party's victory in the Kentucky governor's race a jolt of momentum for her own bid to unseat a Republican incumbent, Democrat Amy McGrath on Friday officially filed to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 Dennis Gaddy, the co-founder of Community Success Initiative is seen in the Raleigh, N.C. office. Gaddy, 62, served time behind bars and said he was unable to vote for seven years after being released from prison because he was on probation. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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December 27, 2019 - 11:23 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law that prohibits convicted felons from voting until their full sentence is completed — not just their prison time — is being challenged in court with arguments that were successfully used in recent election-related litigation. Three groups that help ex-...
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Policemen detain students protesting outside Uttar Pradesh Bhawan during a protest against a new citizenship law and violence by police in the state, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. The new citizenship law allows Hindus, Christians and other religious minorities who are in India illegally to become citizens if they can show they were persecuted because of their religion in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It does not apply to Muslims. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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December 27, 2019 - 7:54 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A group of protesters in New Delhi was beaten and shoved into buses by police on Friday as they attempted to demonstrate against a new citizenship law that has triggered nationwide protests in recent weeks. About two dozen people gathered near an Uttar Pradesh state government...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2015 file photo, clouds are lit by the rising sun over St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that’s sure to grow substantially in 2020 as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims, according to an Associated Press review. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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December 26, 2019 - 9:42 am
Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that’s sure to grow substantially in the new year as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims, according to an Associated Press review. Seven of the state’s eight...
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FILE - In a Monday, May 13, 2019 file photo, a red wolf roams its habitat at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C. Wildlife advocates have returned to court to prod the federal government to jump-start recovery efforts for the critically endangered red wolf, while North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued a sharply worded letter urging further action. Amid the pressure, federal biologists plan to transfer wolves from elsewhere into the recovery area for the first time in years to promote wild breeding. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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December 26, 2019 - 9:29 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fight over the critically endangered red wolf has returned to court as North Carolina's governor sought immediate help for the dozen or so remaining in the wild and federal biologists planned to transfer wolves into the recovery area for the first time in years. In late...
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Jeffrey Shanks, an archaeologist with the National Park Service, visits an unmarked slave cemetery on Dec. 16, 2019, at the Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla. Shanks earlier this year brought in ground-penetrating radar and two cadaver-sniffing dogs to investigate if long-told stories about a cemetery at the golf course are true. His search indicates that there are at least 40 graves near the 7th hole tee. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
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December 26, 2019 - 8:27 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The rumors swirled for decades: A dark history long lay buried under the grassy knolls and manicured lawns of a country club in Florida's capital city. Over the years, neat rows of rectangular depressions along the 7th fairway deepened in the grass, outlining what would be...
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In this Dec. 16, 2019, photo, former Republican U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis poses for a picture in Cheyenne, Wyo. She is so far the only major candidate to replace retiring Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, of Wyoming. U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, plans to announce in early 2020 whether she will run for the Senate seat. Cheney succeeded Lummis in Congress after Lummis stepped down in 2017. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)
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December 25, 2019 - 10:54 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — While Liz Cheney considers whether to run for an open U.S. Senate seat, the race so far has only one well-known candidate: Cynthia Lummis, a fellow Republican and one of only three women to hold Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat. The 1976 Miss Frontier — who used horse-riding...
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