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Lawmakers in GOP-led Nebraska advance bill to raise sales tax

Lawmakers in GOP-led Nebraska advance bill to raise sales tax

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With no votes to spare, Nebraska lawmakers advanced a bill that would raise the state’s sales tax by 1 cent to 6.5% on every taxable dollar spent — which would make it among the highest in the country.
Democrats eye Florida's abortion vote as chance to flip the state. History says it'll be a challenge

Democrats eye Florida's abortion vote as chance to flip the state. History says it'll be a challenge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
John Sinclair, a marijuana activist who was immortalized in a John Lennon song, dies at 82

John Sinclair, a marijuana activist who was immortalized in a John Lennon song, dies at 82

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Sinclair, a poet, music producer and counterculture figure whose lengthy prison sentence after a series of small-time pot busts inspired a John Lennon song and a star-studded 1971 concert to free him, has died. He was 82.
Wisconsin governor vetoes transgender high school athletics ban

Wisconsin governor vetoes transgender high school athletics ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill Tuesday that was passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature to ban high school transgender athletes from competing on teams that align with their gender identity.
Illinois man charged in 4 killings ordered to remain in jail pending trial

Illinois man charged in 4 killings ordered to remain in jail pending trial

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man charged with killing four people and injuring seven others by stabbing, beating and driving over them has been denied pretrial release.
Anthony M. Kennedy to reflect on his life and his years on the Supreme Court in two-volume memoir

Anthony M. Kennedy to reflect on his life and his years on the Supreme Court in two-volume memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony M.
Austria stepping up police checks in border areas after Germany liberalizes cannabis rules

Austria stepping up police checks in border areas after Germany liberalizes cannabis rules

BERLIN (AP) — Austria will step up police checks near its border with Germany after its neighbor legalized the possession of limited amounts of cannabis for recreational use, the country's top security official said Tuesday.
Swimmer Joseph Schooling retires. He beat Michael Phelps for Singapore's first Olympic gold medal

Swimmer Joseph Schooling retires. He beat Michael Phelps for Singapore's first Olympic gold medal

SINGAPORE (AP) — Joseph Schooling, who beat Michael Phelps in the 100-meter butterfly to win Singapore's first and only Olympic gold medal at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, announced his retirement on Tuesday.
Florida Supreme Court upholds state’s 15-week abortion ban, but voters will soon have a say

Florida Supreme Court upholds state’s 15-week abortion ban, but voters will soon have a say

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the state to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant, while also giving voters a chance to remove restrictions in November.
Florida voters will decide whether to protect abortion rights and legalize pot in November

Florida voters will decide whether to protect abortion rights and legalize pot in November

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.