State legislature

FILE - This combination of Oct. 8, 2018, file photos show Indiana U.S. Senate candidates, Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, left, and former Republican state Rep. Mike Braun during a debate in Westville, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 27, 2018 - 11:43 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly regularly channels President Donald Trump on the campaign trail by bashing socialists, ridiculing the "radical left" and calling for a border wall with Mexico. Donnelly is among a handful of red-state Senate Democrats who are desperately...
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Angel Nelson is pictured in the apparel closet at the Oklahoma City Day Shelter in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Nelson had three children when she did her first 18-month stint in an Oklahoma prison at age 24 for writing a bogus check. Nelson finished her most recent stint in March and now works two jobs. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 27, 2018 - 11:28 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Since the days of frontier justice, lawmakers in conservative Oklahoma have viewed harsh prison sentences as the politically expedient solution to crime, including nonviolent offenses. That approach has imposed a high price, leaving the state with the nation's highest...
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Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester talks with supporters at a campaign rally at the Billings Education Association headquarters in Billings, Mont., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Conservative groups linked to wealthy donors are saturating Montana airwaves with ads attacking Tester as they try to capitalize on President Donald Trump's feud with the lawmaker. . (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
October 26, 2018 - 6:40 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Spending on Montana's U.S. Senate race has hit $60 million and shattered a state record as conservative groups funded by wealthy donors saturate the airwaves with ads attacking Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and seek to capitalize on President Donald Trump's feud with the...
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October 26, 2018 - 1:43 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker has been sued by two constituents who argue their First Amendment rights are being violated because they've been banned from commenting on the state lawmaker's Facebook page. The suit against Rep. Jim Walsh, filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018 file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a Moms Demand Action gun safety rally at City Hall in Nashua, N.H. A political committee backed by billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending nearly $9 million to help two Democrats in tight congressional races against Southern California Republican incumbents. Federal records Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 show Independence USA is spending more than $4 million on TV ads opposing Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in Orange County's 48th District. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)
October 25, 2018 - 9:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A political committee backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is spending nearly $9 million on TV ads to help two Democrats trying to topple Republican incumbents in Southern California. Bloomberg disclosed earlier this year that he intended to spend tens of millions of dollars...
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In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Delmiro Trevino and his wife Oralia pose in front of a building in Independence, Ore., where the Hi-Ho restaurant used to be located. It was in that restaurant, in 1977, that Delmiro Trevino was in when three sheriff's deputies and a policewoman came in and demanded he show documents proving he was American. The racial profiling of Trevino, an American born in Texas, led to Oregon becoming America's first sanctuary state. Now, Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the law, even as some other states, like Vermont, have adopted sanctuary policies and others, like Texas, have banned towns from adopting them. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
October 25, 2018 - 6:13 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — Delmiro Trevino, a U.S. citizen born in Texas, was waiting for a meal in a restaurant in Independence, Oregon, in 1977 when three sheriff's deputies and a policewoman demanded he show documents proving he was an American. "I was ashamed. It wasn't right, what they were...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Borey Ai poses for a photo outside of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco. Ai spent 19 years in prison before parole officials decided he'd turned his life around and he walked out of San Quentin and into the waiting arms of federal immigration agents. California Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing a pardon for the Cambodian refugee who was 14 when he killed a shopkeeper during a robbery that netted about $300. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 25, 2018 - 2:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — By his own account, Borey Ai was a 14-year-old gangster when he killed a woman during a robbery that netted about $300. He spent 19 years in prison before parole officials decided he had turned his life around. He walked out of San Quentin prison in November 2016 and into...
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A customer, who did not want to be identified, displays the $200.00 worth of Mega Millions tickets he bought at Downtown Plaza convenience store in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 25, 2018 - 1:11 am
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa's body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and whether there are aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever — because of where the person bought the ticket...
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A customer, who did not want to be identified, displays the $200.00 worth of Mega Millions tickets he bought at Downtown Plaza convenience store in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 24, 2018 - 8:33 pm
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa's body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and whether there are aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever — because of where the person bought the ticket...
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In this Sept. 24, 2018, a sign posted on a drink cooler in a store gives information about a soda tax that took effect in January, in Seattle. In the wake of Seattle's new tax on sugary beverages, a group backed by millions of dollars from the soda industry will ask voters in November whether to prevent other cities and counties in Washington from following suit. Under Initiative 1634, local governments would no longer be able to impose their own taxes on sodas, other sugary beverages and on food items. (AP Photo/Lisa Baumann)
October 24, 2018 - 3:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Soda industry giants including the Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo, Inc. are spending more than $20 million to convince voters in Washington state to pass an initiative that would block local governments from imposing taxes on soda, sugary beverages and some food items. The effort follows...
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