Local governments

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, a boat crosses New York Harbor in front of the Manhattan skyline. Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a plan, Thursday, March 14, 2019, to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 14, 2019 - 12:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a plan to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet (152 meters). The Democratic mayor announced the plan Thursday after previewing it in New...
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This March 12, 2019, photo shows the Metropolitan Detention Center of Bernalillo County outside of Albuquerque, N.M. The has come under criticism after it was revealed late last month that its records department was allowing federal immigration authorities to access its inmate database. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
March 14, 2019 - 5:17 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after New Mexico's largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo County jail in Albuquerque were still granting immigration...
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In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 photo, New Mexico state Rep. Javier Martinez of Albuquerque, right, rallies support for a bill to authorize recreational marijuana consumption and sales through state-owned stores in Santa Fe, N.M. New Mexico took a step toward legalizing recreational marijuana when its House approved a bill that would allow state-run stores and require customers to carry a receipt with their cannabis or face penalties. The measure, narrowly approved Thursday, March 7, 2019, following a late-night floor debate, mixes major provisions of a Republican-backed Senate bill that emphasizes aggressive regulation with a draft by Democrats concerned about the U.S. war on drugs. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
March 12, 2019 - 9:13 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bill brokered between Republicans and Democrats, as a new wave of states weighs legislation that would legalize recreational...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018 file photo, Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Marielle Franco smiles for a photo in Cinelandia square. Police in Brazil said on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, that they have arrested two suspects in the killing of Franco and her driver last year. (AP Photo/Ellis Rua, File)
March 12, 2019 - 8:58 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities arrested two former police officers Tuesday in the killing of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, a brazen assassination that shocked Brazilians and sparked protests in several countries. The arrests in Rio came two days before the...
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March 12, 2019 - 5:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials from more than 10 U.S. cities convened Tuesday in Houston to learn about its successes combatting human trafficking, a broad approach in which the city's health department, restaurant inspectors and cab companies all help identify potential victims. While human trafficking...
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Workers take the final steps before removing a Confederate statue from its location in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The action is considered a rare move since such monuments are largely protected by law. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
March 12, 2019 - 3:06 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city removed a Confederate statue Tuesday from the grounds of an old courthouse, drawing applause from onlookers for the rare move in a state where such monuments are largely protected by law. Construction crews in Winston-Salem spent more than an hour...
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People collect water falling from a leaking pipeline along the banks of the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects access to running water in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019. The blackout has intensified the toxic political climate, with opposition leader Juan Guaido blaming alleged government corruption and mismanagement and President Nicolas Maduro accusing his U.S.-backed adversary of sabotaging the national grid. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 11, 2019 - 11:39 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States announced late Monday that it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the decision as Venezuela struggles to restore...
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This Dec. 13, 2017 photo shows The Milwaukee Art Museum, on water front, and the downtown skyline in Milwaukee. The Democratic National Committee has selected Milwaukee to host the 2020 national convention. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on Democratic National Convention coming to Milwaukee (all times local): 1 p.m. Wisconsin's Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says Milwaukee hosting the Democratic National Convention next year will provide a "first-hand look at Democrats' extreme policies." Johnson and fellow...
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Iraqi President Barham Salih, right, walks with visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, before their meeting at Salam Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 11, 2019. Rouhani is visiting Iraq, seeking to boost ties between the two neighboring states and possibly secure Iraq’s help in bypassing U.S. sanctions the Trump administration re-imposed last year. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
March 11, 2019 - 11:57 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was in Baghdad on Monday, making his first official visit to the nation that Tehran once fought a bloody war against and later backed in the battle with the Islamic State group. Since Rouhani's election in 2013, Iraq has relied on Iranian paramilitary...
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Penelope Muse Abernathy, a University of North Carolina professor, stands with the daily newspaper selection in the Park Library at the School of Journalism in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Thursday, March 7, 2019. "Strong newspapers have been good for democracy, and both educators and informers of a citizenry and its governing officials. They have been problem-solvers," said Abernathy, who studies news industry trends and oversaw the "news desert" report released the previous fall. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 10, 2019 - 10:27 pm
One of the last investigations Jim Boren oversaw before he retired as executive editor of The Fresno Bee was a four-month examination of substandard housing in the city at the heart of California's Central Valley. The multimedia project revealed the living conditions imposed on many of the city's...
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