Legislature hearings

Alison Pavlicek, a volunteer with Susan B. Anthony List, canvasses a neighborhood, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Glendale, Ohio. Anti-abortion activists say their movement shows signs of success a year into President Donald Trump’s administration. That’s partly due to Trump’s support and Vice President Mike Pence’s commitment to curbing the practice made legal nearly 45 years ago. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 19, 2018 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights. And though his record is mixed and a midterm election looms, abortion opponents say they have not felt so...
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January 17, 2018 - 2:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers. The Senate's commerce, science and transportation committee hearing...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. Kirstjen said she “did not hear” President Donald Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries, but she doesn’t “dispute the president was using tough language.” ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 17, 2018 - 3:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump sits with Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va. Trump’s White House counsel personally lobbied Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 05, 2018 - 11:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a vocal and loyal supporter of his election bid, in charge of an investigation into his campaign offers special counsel Robert Mueller yet another avenue to explore as his prosecutors work to untangle...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, the sacked Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras arrives at the National Court for questioning by a National Court judge investigating possible rebellion charges, in Madrid, Spain. A Spanish court on Thursday Jan. 4, 2018 is reviewing an appeal by Junqueras against his imprisonment as he awaits formal charges over possible rebellion, sedition and embezzlement in the restive region's recent drive for independence from Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
January 04, 2018 - 5:50 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on developments in the restive Spanish region of Catalonia (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A hearing in Madrid to review the provisional jailing of a pro-independence Catalan politician, who hopes to be part of the restive region's next government, has commenced. A police van...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1982, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, addresses a group from the Alliance of Metalworking industries on the steps of the Capitol in Washington. Hatch said he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/File)
January 03, 2018 - 5:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch's decision to retire from the Senate after four decades lets the Utah Republican walk away at the height of his power after helping to push through an overhaul of the tax code and persuading President Donald Trump to downsize two national monuments. Retirement also...
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December 18, 2017 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump judicial nominee whose inability to answer basic legal questions at his confirmation hearing brought him widespread ridicule has withdrawn, a White House official said Monday. Matthew Peterson, nominated by Trump to the United States District Court for the District of...
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December 15, 2017 - 11:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry. A statement Friday announced the founding of the Commission on Sexual Harassment...
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Anita Hill speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hill brought the concept of sexual harassment to national consciousness when she testified during Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
December 08, 2017 - 8:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Anita Hill told a room full of entertainment industry professionals that her 1991 testimony about Clarence Thomas and the flood of sexual harassment allegations surfacing now are part of "an arc that had been bending toward justice." Hill and National Women's Law Center...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Anita Hill attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre in New York. Hill is meeting with more than 100 entertainment industry representatives Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, to discuss sexual harassment and how the scandal sparked by harassment and sexual abuse allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein can be turned into broad and sustained cultural change. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2017 - 7:52 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Anita Hill speaking to entertainment industry professionals about sexual harassment and its broad impacts on society and culture (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Anita Hill has told a room full of entertainment industry professionals her 1991 testimony about...
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