Local governments

November 20, 2017 - 9:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick rejected the administration's argument that the executive order...
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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks with Vice President Mike Pence as he departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump urged House Republicans Thursday to approve a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul as the party prepared to drive the measure through the House. Across the Capitol, Democrats pointed to new numbers showing the Senate version of the plan would boost taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 18, 2017 - 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., joined by House Republicans, speaks to the media following a vote on tax reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A popular deduction targeted in the GOP’s overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 18, 2017 - 9:45 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state isn't...
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Holding a national Venezuelan flag, ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma waves from inside El Dorado international airport, as he prepares for departure, in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Ledezma, one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders, said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest in Caracas, and fled to Colombia on Friday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
November 18, 2017 - 8:20 am
MADRID (AP) — The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela's socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past Venezuelan security forces into Colombia. Antonio Ledezma's flight from...
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November 17, 2017 - 10:07 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma has escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia. That's an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of the nation's most prominent opposition leaders. Colombian immigration authorities say in a...
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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks with Vice President Mike Pence as he departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump urged House Republicans Thursday to approve a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul as the party prepared to drive the measure through the House. Across the Capitol, Democrats pointed to new numbers showing the Senate version of the plan would boost taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 16, 2017 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House consideration of the tax overhaul (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says "now the ball is in the Senate's court," after the House voted Thursday to approve a $1.5 trillion overhaul of the nation's tax code. At the Tax Foundation's 80th...
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November 16, 2017 - 6:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia could move another step closer to gaining control of the city's struggling public school system after 16 years of state oversight. The School Reform Commission on Thursday is set to vote on whether to dissolve itself. Mayor Jim Kenney wants to replace the commission...
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White House adviser Ivanka Trump arrives in Trenton, N.J., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Ivanka Trump is putting it all on the line for the Republican tax overhaul. Signaling a new stage in her Washington career, the senior White House adviser recently hit the road to sell the plans that have drawn Democratic criticism and spurred some GOP conflict. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 15, 2017 - 4:59 pm
BAYVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Yes, it turns out, there is something that chafes at the unflappable Ivanka Trump. The presidential daughter and adviser, in a "full-blown sprint" as she sells the Republican tax overhaul plan and juggles other initiatives, has had it with all that talk about her "pet project...
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November 15, 2017 - 3:43 pm
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts town has removed the word "men" from the name of its governing body. Brookline approved changing the Board of Selectmen to the Select Board at a Town Meeting vote Tuesday. The title "selectman" has been replaced with "select board member." The five-member...
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November 15, 2017 - 11:53 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is threatening to sue a Pittsburgh city councilwoman for blocking constituents on Facebook. ACLU Legal Director Vic Walczak says City Councilwoman Darlene Harris is censoring critical comments from her Facebook page, and is thus...
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