Legislature hearings

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, a mother whose daughter said she was sexually assaulted during first grade by a classmate at their elementary school on a U.S. military base in Germany, stands in her daughter's bedroom at their new home in Colorado. On Thursday, March 15, 2018, senior members of Congress called for investigations and a hearing following an Associated Press report that details how the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they sexually assault each other on base. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 15, 2018 - 10:07 pm
Congress reacted Thursday to an Associated Press investigation into sexual assault among children on U.S. military bases by demanding the Defense and Justice departments explain how they will solve the problem. The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, meanwhile, said it had begun its...
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This March 21, 2017, photo provided by the CIA, shows CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel. Haspel, who joined the CIA in 1985, has been chief of station at CIA outposts abroad. President Donald Trump tweeted March 13, 2018, that he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the new secretary of state and that he would nominate Haspel to replace him. She has extensive overseas experience, including several stints as chief of station at outposts abroad.(CIA via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be the next director of the CIA is a career spymaster who oversaw torture at a secret prison during one of the darkest chapters in the agency's history. If confirmed, 61-year-old Gina Haspel would become the first female head of the CIA. She's...
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March 09, 2018 - 9:32 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A request by Pennsylvania Republican congressmen to prevent the use of new district lines and an effort to dismiss their lawsuit are the topics of a hearing before a panel of federal judges. The hearing Friday in Harrisburg involves a claim by eight sitting members of the U.S...
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March 02, 2018 - 5:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The constitutionality of another law that gave more power to the North Carolina General Assembly at the expense of Gov. Roy Cooper will be settled at the state Supreme Court. Justices said Friday they will take up the case of whether the Senate could subject Cooper's appointed...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Asian markets mostly extended gains on Tuesday after Wall Street finished higher overnight. The upcoming Federal Reserve chair's testimony at U.S. Congress later in the day, his first public appearance as chair of the Fed, was in focus. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 27, 2018 - 8:01 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets were little changed Tuesday ahead of the new Federal Reserve chair's testimony to Congress later. Given that Jerome Powell has yet to chair a policymaking meeting, anything he says on the U.S. economic outlook and the likely path of U.S. interest rate could stir...
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FILE- In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, a man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and other country's index at a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stocks rose Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, after Wall Street rallied as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman's congressional testimony this week for insights into its economic outlook. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
February 26, 2018 - 7:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Monday as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman's congressional testimony this week for clues on how quickly interest rates may rise. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was up 0.3 percent to 12,516 and France's CAC 40 added 0.5 percent to 5,344...
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback reacts Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, to the news that his nomination to become ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom advanced Wednesday on a tied procedural vote broken by Vice President Mike Pence. Brownback had just finished presiding over the State Finance Council, which voted to approve a $362 million rebuild of Lansing Correctional Facility. (Thad Allton/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 6:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate on Wednesday narrowly approved Sam Brownback's bid to be U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom, setting the stage for him to resign the governorship in Kansas after seven contentious years in office. With two Republican senators absent, Vice...
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Hawaii Gov. David Ige answers questions during a hearing in Honolulu, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Lawmakers want to learn the circumstances of an emergency alert mistakenly sent over the weekend that warned island residents and visitors of a ballistic missile attack.(AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher).
January 19, 2018 - 9:01 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later. Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan told state lawmakers at a hearing...
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Alison Pavlicek, a volunteer with Susan B. Anthony List, canvasses a neighborhood, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Glendale, Ohio. Anti-abortion activists say their movement shows signs of success a year into President Donald Trump’s administration. That’s partly due to Trump’s support and Vice President Mike Pence’s commitment to curbing the practice made legal nearly 45 years ago. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 19, 2018 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights. And though his record is mixed and a midterm election looms, abortion opponents say they have not felt so...
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In this photo dated February, 2017 and provided by the Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine, Bill Nye, left, and Jim Bridenstine, right, pose for a photo. Bridenstine, President Donald Trump’s pick to head NASA, says he plans to invite Bill Nye "The Science Guy" to be his guest of honor at President Trump's State of the Union address on Jan. 30, 2018. (Megan Wenrich/Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 5:51 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead NASA has faced contentious Senate confirmation hearings over his past comments dismissing man-made causes for global warming, and now U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is touting his relationship with Bill Nye "The Science Guy." The Republican...
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