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10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 25, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FEDS MOVE MIGRANT KIDS AFTER AP EXPOSES BAD TREATMENT Most of the children were removed from a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas, following reports that more than 300 children were detained in...

Public to weigh in on right-to-die bills for terminally ill

Jun. 25, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Legislation that would legalize the right to die for the terminally ill is the subject of a hearing on Beacon Hill. The legislation would allow those with a terminal illness or condition to ask their doctor for life-ending drugs. Advocates on both sides are expected to attend Tuesday's...

White House threatens to veto aid bill for migrant families

Jun. 25, 2019 3:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S. southern border, saying the measure would hamstring the administration's border security efforts and raising fresh questions about the...

Alabama wage suit to get second hearing before appeals court

Jun. 25, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court is being asked to toss a lawsuit that had accused Alabama lawmakers of racially discrimination due to a law that blocked the majority-black city of Birmingham from raising its minimum wage. At issue in arguments scheduled Tuesday before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Climate standoff: Why are Republicans in Oregon AWOL?

Jun. 25, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican state senators in Oregon left the Capitol — and in some cases, the state — last week to try to derail landmark climate legislation being pushed by Democrats. The dispute shows no signs of ending soon. WHAT'S THE DISAGREEMENT ABOUT? Democrats want to pass a cap...

Illinois governor plans to sign recreational marijuana bill

Jun. 25, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The governor of Illinois plans to make the state the 11th in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has scheduled a legislation-signing ceremony Tuesday morning in Chicago. His staff listed the event on his schedule released late Monday night. The law...

Hawaii governor signals intent to veto vacation rental bill

Jun. 25, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The governor of Hawaii has placed a vacation rental tax collection bill on a list of legislation he intends to veto. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday that the bill's placement on Democratic Gov. David Ige's list does not guarantee he will reject the measure. The state Senate...

Today in History

Jun. 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 25, the 176th day of 2019. There are 189 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 25, 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South. On this date: In 1788, Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution. In 1876, Lt. Col....

Illinois governor plans to sign recreational marijuana bill

Jun. 25, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to make Illinois the nation's 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana use. The Democrat has scheduled a bill-signing ceremony Tuesday morning in Chicago. His staff listed the event on his schedule released late Monday night. The law would allow...

White House threatens to veto House border bill

Jun. 24, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened Monday to veto a Democratic-written $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the southern border into the U.S., saying the measure would hamstring Trump administration border security efforts. The...