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This June 12, 2019 photo public defenders in Oregon strategize at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Oregon before lobbying lawmakers to pass legislation that would overhaul the public defender system in the state. Public defense attorneys sometimes have more than 200 cases at a time and struggle with a fixed-fee per case payment system that's been deemed unconstitutional by a non-partisan group hired to study the problem. Public defenders represent criminal defendants who can't afford a private attorney and are paid by the state. (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman)
June 13, 2019 - 2:39 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon public defenders walked out of the courthouse and into the Statehouse this week to rally behind legislation that would overhaul the state's public defender system. Public defenders can have more than 200 cases at a time and a recent watchdog group found that the state's...
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June 13, 2019 - 11:39 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill requiring public and private insurance companies to cover abortion is now law in Maine with Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' signature Thursday. The new law will take effect in 90 days and requires all insurers that cover prenatal care to include coverage of abortion. The...
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Protesters run away from riot police firing tear gas outside the Legislative Council during a massive demonstration in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Hong Kong police have used tear gas and high-pressure hoses against thousands of protesters opposing a highly controversial extradition bill outside government headquarters. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 12, 2019 - 2:16 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the protests in Hong Kong over proposed extradition legislation (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam blamed protesters for a politically motivated riot marked by violence and police force that followed a demonstration over a proposal allowing...
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Protesters react to tear gas during a large protest near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Hong Kong police have used tear gas and high-pressure hoses against thousands of protesters opposing a highly controversial extradition bill outside government headquarters. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 12, 2019 - 6:32 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil...
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Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart lends his support to firefighters, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 12, 2019 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, angrily called out lawmakers for failing to attend a hearing on a bill to...
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Hong Kong Secretary for Security John Lee, right, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, and Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng listen to reporters questions during a press conference in Hong Kong Monday, June 10, 2019. Lam signaled Monday that her government will go ahead with proposed amendments to its extradition laws after a massive protest against them. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 11, 2019 - 11:38 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the controversy over Hong Kong's extradition laws (all times local): 11 p.m. Protesters in Hong Kong opposed to legislation that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China are gathering outside the semiautonomous Chinese territory's legislature...
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From right, Hong Kong Secretary for Security John Lee, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng listen to reporters questions during a press conference in Hong Kong Monday, June 10, 2019. Lam signaled Monday that her government will go ahead with proposed amendments to its extradition laws after a massive protest against them. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 11, 2019 - 5:15 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on a highly contentious extradition bill in Hong Kong (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Local media reports in Hong Kong say police are mobilizing thousands of additional officers to keep order amid calls for protesters to begin gathering Tuesday night to oppose a highly...
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Hong Kong Secretary for Security John Lee, right, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, and Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng listen to reporters questions during a press conference in Hong Kong Monday, June 10, 2019. Lam signaled Monday that her government will go ahead with proposed amendments to its extradition laws after a massive protest against them. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 10, 2019 - 11:10 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader says a highly controversial extradition law will proceed to the territory's legislature. Carrie Lam's comments on Tuesday came after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory over the weekend to the legislative...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, workers produce vehicles at Volkswagen's U.S. plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top Tennessee Republicans are predicting economic harm if a vote to unionize Volkswagen's car assembly plant in Chattanooga passes. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
June 07, 2019 - 3:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Tennessee Republicans are predicting economic harm if workers at Volkswagen's car assembly plant in Chattanooga vote to unionize, and they are following a blueprint that helped GOP officials sink a similar vote five years ago. Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga voted 712-...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, is applauded after she spoke at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, regarding the American Dream and Promise Act which offers a pathway to citizenship for those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and similarly situated immigrants who have spent much of their lives in the United States. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 04, 2019 - 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats shunned a White House veto threat and muscled legislation through the House Tuesday that would bestow a chance for citizenship on an estimated 2 million-plus migrants, a bill that stands virtually no chance of enactment but lets them showcase their efforts on one of...
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