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Classified documents: Trump’s lawyers say presidential immunity protects him

Classified documents: Trump’s lawyers say presidential immunity protects him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has urged a Florida judge to drop the criminal case on a charge of illegal storage of classified documentsarguing in part that presidential immunity protects him from prosecution, though that broad argument has so far failed in federal appeals courts in a separate case. In one of several …

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Florida lawmakers pass social media ban for children under 16 despite constitutional concerns

Florida lawmakers pass social media ban for children under 16 despite constitutional concerns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill to create one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on social media use by minors is heading to Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has expressed concern about the legislation keeping children under 16 off the popular platforms , regardless of parental approval. The House of Representatives passed the …

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A judge to determine whether a Texas school district can punish a black student because of his hair

A judge to determine whether a Texas school district can punish a black student because of his hair

ANAUAC, Texas (AP) – A trial began Thursday to determine whether a Texas school district can continue to punish a black high school student for refusing to change his hairstyle, which he and his family say is protected by a new state law that prohibits racial hair discrimination. The question is whether Daryl George month …

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Indiana lawmakers join GOP-led states trying to target college hiring

Indiana lawmakers join GOP-led states trying to target college hiring

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawmakers in Indiana advanced a bill Wednesday that would term limits at state colleges and universitiesjoining conservative lawmakers across the country crafting state laws to affect operations on campuses they deem unfriendly or hostile to conservative students and faculty. The Indiana House Education Committee approved the bill along party lines, giving it …

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Georgia has the only Medicaid work requirement in the nation.  Mississippi could be next

Georgia has the only Medicaid work requirement in the nation. Mississippi could be next

JACKSON, MISS. (AP) — After years of refusing to expand Medicaid, some Republican leaders in Mississippi now say they’re open to the policy — if they can require new enrollees to have jobs. That approach may depend on presidential politics and the ongoing legal battle in Georgia. In a statement to The Associated Press, Lt. …

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New York AG says it will seize Donald Trump’s assets if he can’t pay 4 million in civil fraud debt

New York AG says it will seize Donald Trump’s assets if he can’t pay $454 million in civil fraud debt

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump may be at risk of losing some of his prized real estate if he can’t pay his staggering civil fraud fine in New York. With interest, he owes the state nearly $454 million — and that’s the amount growing by $87,502 every day until he pays. New York Attorney …

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Hairstyle and school dress code: Some students see signs of racism

Hairstyle and school dress code: Some students see signs of racism

Ever since schools have had hairstyles as part of the dress code, some students have seen the rules as attempts to deny their cultural and religious identity. Nowhere have school hair rules been a bigger flashpoint than in Texas, where court trial this week is to determine whether high school administrators can continue to punish …

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Two charged with murder in Super Bowl shooting in Kansas City

Two charged with murder in Super Bowl shooting in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Two men have been charged with murder in last week’s shooting after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade, there were strangers who pulled out guns and started shooting seconds after the argument began, according to court documents released Tuesday. Missouri prosecutors said at a news conference that Lindell Mays …

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A Minnesota man who shot and killed two police officers and a firefighter was not allowed to carry a gun

A Minnesota man who shot and killed two police officers and a firefighter was not allowed to carry a gun

A man who died after fatal shooting two police officers and a firefighter in a wooded Minneapolis-area neighborhood were not legally allowed to own guns after a previous assault conviction and had been embroiled in a years-long custody and financial support dispute for his three oldest children, court records show. Authorities on Monday identified 38-year-old …

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Wisconsin’s Democratic governor signs his new legislative maps into law

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor signs his new legislative maps into law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed new legislative district maps into law Monday that he proposed and Republicans who control the Legislature passed to avoid the liberal-controlled state Supreme Court drawing the lines. Democrats hailed the signing as a major political victory in the swing state, where the Legislature has been …

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