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As Climate Change Threatens California, Officials Seek ‘Sustainable Insurance’ State News
As Climate Change Threatens California, Officials Seek ‘Sustainable Insurance’

LOS ANGELES — California regulators are teaming up with the United Nations to develop “sustainable insurance” guidelines that would help address climate-change-related disasters such as coastal flooding and larger wildfires — the first such partnership of its kind between the... Read More

2020 Census Affects More Than Representation, Billions at Stake Census
2020 Census Affects More Than Representation, Billions at Stake

WASHINGTON — Less than 300 miles from the Arctic Circle, Toksook Bay, Alaska, has about 600 people, a dozen or so streets and averages a high of 12 degrees in January, the month the 2020 census will begin there. The... Read More

Brexit Booster Boris Johnson Wins Race to be UK Prime Minister Foreign Affairs
Brexit Booster Boris Johnson Wins Race to be UK Prime Minister

LONDON — Boris Johnson helped sow the Brexit wind. Now, victorious in the race for British prime minister, he’ll reap the whirlwind. An eccentric and unpredictable politician with a winning populist touch, Johnson overwhelmingly won a party leadership contest on... Read More

Mueller’s Testimony Could Make or Break Democrats’ Impeachment Push In The News
Mueller’s Testimony Could Make or Break Democrats’ Impeachment Push

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, who led a special counsel investigation that cast a cloud over the White House for nearly two years, will testify for the first time Wednesday about the Russia investigation in back-to-back House hearings that... Read More

Delgado Bill Aimed at Aiding Small Businesses Passes House Business
Delgado Bill Aimed at Aiding Small Businesses Passes House
2019-07-24 12:52:08
by Sean Trambley

Legislation intended to make it easier for small businesses to comply with federal regulations passed the House with bipartisan support last week. Introduced by freshman Representative Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y., the bill requires the Small Business Administration to create a centralized... Read More

Cuomo Signs Bill Outlawing Revenge Porn in New York State News
Cuomo Signs Bill Outlawing Revenge Porn in New York
2019-07-23 20:44:26
by Dan McCue

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday outlawing the “dissemination or publication of an intimate image” intended to cause emotional or other harm to the person captured in the photo or video. The law not only makes it a Class... Read More

Hoyer Hails Bipartisan Budget Deal Averting 'Brinksmanship' and Potential Crisis Federal Budget
Hoyer Hails Bipartisan Budget Deal Averting 'Brinksmanship' and Potential Crisis
2019-07-23 20:40:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday a bipartisan agreement on budget caps and the federal debt limits hashed out Monday night is an example of what can happen when elected officials "work together in good faith" for... Read More

Trump Sues House Panel, New York Officials to Block State Tax Return Release Litigation
Trump Sues House Panel, New York Officials to Block State Tax Return Release
2019-07-23 20:33:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump sued the House Ways and Means Committee and New York State's attorney general and tax commission in a bid to block them from sharing his state tax returns. In a federal lawsuit filed in Washington,... Read More

Puerto Rico Governor Clings to Power as Protests Over ‘Chatgate’ Enter 2nd Week In The News
Puerto Rico Governor Clings to Power as Protests Over ‘Chatgate’ Enter 2nd Week
2019-07-23 19:54:17
by HJ Mai

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a second straight week demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. The demonstrations arose after hundreds of pages of offensive chat messages between the governor and... Read More

Protests Mount Over New Telescope Planned On Culturally Significant Hawaiian Site State News
Protests Mount Over New Telescope Planned On Culturally Significant Hawaiian Site
2019-07-23 13:54:08
by Elin Johnson

Hawaii’s Lieutenant governor said Monday that talks to end a protest over the construction of a 14th observatory atop a sacred Hawaiian mountain are at an impasse, and he’s not sure a compromise will ever be reached. Lt. Governor Josh... Read More

Hong Kong Tempts China’s Ire As Protests Take More Violent Turn In The News
Hong Kong Tempts China’s Ire As Protests Take More Violent Turn

HONG KONG — From stick-wielding mobs who attacked activists to one pro-independence group accused of stockpiling explosives, the latest unrest in Hong Kong has prompted new fears that protesters and the China-backed government are heading toward a violent confrontation. In... Read More

Al Franken Tells New Yorker He Regrets Resigning: ‘Oh, Yeah. Absolutely.’ In The News
Al Franken Tells New Yorker He Regrets Resigning: ‘Oh, Yeah. Absolutely.’

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Sen. Al Franken, who resigned in late 2017 after multiple women accused him of unwanted touching or kissing, received a measure of redemption Monday with the release of a lengthy and much talked about article in the... Read More

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