Politics

The state Senate Law and Justice Committee met on Tuesday.
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Tony Romeo
October 30, 2019 - 7:10 am
State senators are again tackling the issue of if and how to expand liquor sales in Pennsylvania. Much of a hearing on Tuesday was devoted to familiar arguments about the potential social costs of expanding the availability of alcoholic beverages.
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state, in Montgomery, Ala.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 12:33 pm
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama's near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month, saying the law, part of wave of abortion restrictions by conservative states, is clearly unconstitutional.
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House Democrats
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AP News
October 28, 2019 - 5:30 pm
The House will take a vote this week to formalize Democrats' impeachment inquiry amid President Donald Trump's criticism that the probe is "illegitimate." Read more here.
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President Donald Trump
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AP News
October 28, 2019 - 1:53 pm
The Justice Department on Monday appealed a judge's order directing the department to provide the House with secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Read more here.
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The statue of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill stands in Parliament Square, in London, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.
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AP News
October 28, 2019 - 1:44 pm
The European Union agreed Monday to delay Brexit by three months until Jan. 31, acting to avert a chaotic U.K. departure just three days before Britain was due to become the first country ever to leave the 28-nation bloc.
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Katie Hill
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AP News
October 28, 2019 - 11:18 am
Freshman Rep. Katie Hill, a rising Democratic star in the House, announced her resignation amid an ethics probe, saying explicit private photos of her with a campaign staffer had been "weaponized" by her husband and political operatives. Read more here.
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Low-key shot of chocolate labrador puppy
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Mike Dougherty
October 26, 2019 - 12:17 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would make certain types of animal cruelty a federal crime with up to seven years in prison. But an expert cautioned the bill isn't as broad as people think. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
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AP News
October 25, 2019 - 3:56 pm
A judge has ordered the Justice Department to give House Democrats secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
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Union flags and an umbrella tied to railings in front of Parliament in London, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.
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AP News
October 25, 2019 - 12:44 pm
Less than a week before Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union, ambassadors from the bloc's 27 other nations agreed Friday to grant the U.K.'s request for another extension to the Brexit deadline — but they did not settle on how long that delay should be.
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Elijah Cummings funeral
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AP News
October 24, 2019 - 1:25 pm
The late Rep. Elijah Cummings was hailed as the "North Star" for fellow House Democrats as congressional leaders and colleagues paid tribute to him at a Capitol ceremony Thursday. Read more here.
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