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House Speaker Mike Johnson pushes towards a vote on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan

House Speaker Mike Johnson pushes towards a vote on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson is pushing toward action this week on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, unveiling an elaborate plan Monday to break the package into separate votes to squeeze through the House's political divides on for
White House rejects long-shot House Republican effort to get President Joe Biden to testify

White House rejects long-shot House Republican effort to get President Joe Biden to testify

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday rejected a long-shot effort from House Republicans to get President Joe Biden to testify before lawmakers in the GOP's stalled impeachment inquiry.
Audit says Arkansas governor's office potentially violated laws with $19,000 lectern purchase

Audit says Arkansas governor's office potentially violated laws with $19,000 lectern purchase

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov.
New rules for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act include divisive accommodations for abortion

New rules for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act include divisive accommodations for abortion

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers are entitled to time off and other job accommodations for abortions — along with pregnancy-related medical conditions like miscarriage, stillbirth and lactation — under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, according to finalized
Donald Trump brings his campaign to the courthouse as his criminal hush money trial begins

Donald Trump brings his campaign to the courthouse as his criminal hush money trial begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump began his day as a criminal defendant lashing out at the judge and prosecutors, casting himself as a victim and angrily posting on social media. In other words: a familiar routine.
Alberta announces wage offer for government workers during collective bargaining

Alberta announces wage offer for government workers during collective bargaining

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is offering a 7.5-per-cent wage increase in the midst of collective bargaining, with government workers calling for a 26-per-cent bump.
'Puppet show': Saskatchewan finance minister apologizes for text to Speaker

'Puppet show': Saskatchewan finance minister apologizes for text to Speaker

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s finance minister was ordered to apologize Monday after she sent the Speaker a text accusing him of letting the legislature devolve into an "Opposition puppet show.
Hochul announces budget outline as lawmakers continue to hash out details

Hochul announces budget outline as lawmakers continue to hash out details

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the framework of a $237 billion budget that includes broad plans to drive new housing construction, address the influx of migrants and crack down on illegal marijuana shops .
Trump's historic hush money trial gets underway; 1st day ends without any jurors being picked

Trump's historic hush money trial gets underway; 1st day ends without any jurors being picked

NEW YORK (AP) — The historic hush money trial of Donald Trump got underway Monday with the arduous process of selecting a jury to hear the case charging the former president with falsifying business records in order to stifle stories about his sex li
Tennessee schools would have to out transgender students to parents under bill heading to governor

Tennessee schools would have to out transgender students to parents under bill heading to governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee would join the ranks of states where public school employees have to out transgender students to their parents under a bill advancing in the Republican-supermajority Legislature.