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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, center, signs legislation in Atlanta, banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks before many women know they're pregnant. Georgia became the fourth state to enact the ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
May 12, 2019 - 4:34 am
If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. The Louisiana legislature is halfway toward passing a law — like the ones enacted in Mississippi and...
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A vendor bags psilocybin mushrooms at a pop-up cannabis market in Los Angeles on Monday, May 6, 2019. Voters decide this week whether Denver will become the first U.S. city to decriminalize the use of psilocybin, the psychedelic substance in "magic mushrooms." (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
May 08, 2019 - 7:26 pm
DENVER (AP) — Voters narrowly made Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in "magic mushrooms." Decriminalization led by a slim 51%, according to preliminary figures on Tuesday's election released by Denver's Election Division. As many as 1,300 votes...
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May 08, 2019 - 6:34 pm
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton says the Trump administration's struggles with the U.S. House will show "whether it's the rule of law or the rule of Trump" that the courts and Republicans obey. Speaking at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the former secretary of state and 2016...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019 file photo, State Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, meets with Senate President Pro Ten Toni Atkins , of San Diego, at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. "We believe that President Trump, if he truly doesn't have anything to hide, should step up and release his tax returns," said McGuire, who is sponsoring a bill that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns as a condition for appearing on the state ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 07, 2019 - 7:43 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Congress won't be seeing President Donald Trump's tax returns any time soon, but that request isn't the only way Democrats are trying to pry them loose. So far this year, lawmakers in at least 20 states have introduced bills that would require presidential candidates to release...
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers the keynote address at Build, the company's annual conference for software developers Monday, May 6, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 06, 2019 - 3:59 pm
Microsoft has announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating the open-source software into their proprietary voting systems. The software kit is...
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This combination of 2015, 2018 and 2019 photos shows CBS's John Dickerson, Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King, right. CBS News is replacing its evening anchor and revamping its morning show lineup as it seeks to boost ratings. The network announced Monday, May 6, 2019, on "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell will replace Jeff Glor as anchor of the "CBS Evening News" this summer. Gayle King will remain co-host of "CBS This Morning." John Dickerson, who hopscotched from political director to "Face the Nation" moderator in 2015 to "CBS This Morning" as Rose's replacement in January 2018, will become a correspondent for "60 Minutes." (Photo by Richard Shotwell, Brent N. Clarke, Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 06, 2019 - 2:51 pm
Norah O'Donnell will become anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News" and Gayle King is getting two new morning show co-hosts as CBS News seeks to boost the programs' ratings and put a tumultuous, scandal-scarred period behind it. The changes announced Monday were orchestrated by Susan...
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Jenny Teeson, center in white, of Andover, Minnesota, looks on as Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signs a bill at the Capitol in St. Paul, on Thursday, May 2, 2019, repealing a Minnesota law that prevented prosecutors from filing sexual assault charges against people accused of raping their spouse. Teeson, testified before legislative committees earlier this year about how her now ex-husband drugged her and made a video of himself raping her while she was unconscious. Prosecutors dropped rape charges because of the old law, and he served just 30 days in jail for invasion of privacy. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
May 04, 2019 - 2:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Witches were still being burned at the stake when Sir Matthew Hale came up with his legal theory that rape could not happen within marriage. The 17th century English jurist declared it legally impossible because wedding vows implied a wife's ongoing consent to sex. Three and a...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2019 file photo, David Niven, a professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati holds a map displaying the wide disparity of Ohio congressional district office locations, with orange locations representing areas whose office are found outside it's own district's bounds, in Cincinnati. A federal court ruled Friday, May 3 that Ohio's congressional map is unconstitutional and ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 03, 2019 - 5:22 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A panel of federal judges ruled Friday that Ohio's congressional districts were unconstitutionally drawn by the Republicans for their political advantage, and it ordered a new map for the 2020 elections. The ruling, if it stands, could prove an important victory for the Democrats...
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FILE - This May 9, 2018, photo shows a touch screen of a voting machine during early voting in Sandy Springs, Ga. Whether campaigns have learned from the cyberattacks in the 2016 election is a critical question ahead of next year’s presidential race. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 03, 2019 - 8:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber-operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks continuing well into Donald Trump's presidency. And it all started with the click of a tempting email...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee takes part in a walk-through for his inauguration in War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Gov. Bill Lee has signed legislation that would likely make Tennessee the first to fine voter registration groups for turning in too many incomplete signup forms. It drew an immediate federal lawsuit. Tennessee's NAACP chapter and other voter registration groups sued after Lee signed the bill Thursday, May 2, 2019 backed by Republican Secretary of State Tre Hargett. Groups submitting 100-plus incomplete registrations over a year could be fined. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
May 02, 2019 - 9:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's governor signed GOP-backed legislation Thursday that would likely make his state the first to fine voter registration groups for turning in too many incomplete signup forms, prompting a federal lawsuit and protests by critics who said it would suppress efforts to...
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