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Multiple women eyeing 2020 hands Dems 'wonderful challenge'

Jan. 19, 2019 5:33 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a "wonderful challenge" — four or more women running for president in 2020. To many activists, that means a field more reflective of a party that counts women as a crucial voting bloc. But the prospect of...

Hundreds brave cold weather in Minnesota Women's March

Jan. 19, 2019 3:27 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of people who braved temperatures in the single digits made their way to the Minnesota State Capitol in the third annual Women's March. The Star Tribune reports that supporters carried signs and chanted slogans Saturday morning supporting an Equal Rights Amendment for...

Bitter cold forces Sioux Falls Women's March indoors

Jan. 19, 2019 3:22 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Organizers of the 2019 Sioux Falls Women's March talked about postponing the event because of brutal winter weather — but moved it indoors instead. The Argus Leader reports that hundreds of people gathered at the downtown Holiday Inn in Sioux Falls for the gathering, which...

Lee: Legal to investigate if county breaking immigration law

Jan. 18, 2019 4:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov.-elect Bill Lee says he will direct his legal team to investigate whether Tennessee's most populated county is following a new law that prohibits local authorities from requiring a warrant or probable cause before complying with federal immigration detainers. Earlier this month,...

Court rules Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

Jan. 17, 2019 9:48 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued the ruling that removes the preliminary injunction U.S. District...

Planned Parenthood challenges Wisconsin abortion laws

Jan. 16, 2019 5:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin asked a federal judge on Wednesday to repeal state laws that make it more difficult for women, particularly in rural areas, to receive abortions. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison targets restrictions enacted by the Republican Legislature...

US appeals court hears New Orleans abortion case

Jan. 9, 2019 4:29 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Planned Parenthood lawsuit accusing Louisiana officials of illegally delaying a license for a new abortion clinic in New Orleans should be dismissed, the state's attorneys told a federal appeals court Wednesday. Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and Planned Parenthood Center for Choice and...

The Latest: Louisiana says abortion suit should be dismissed

Jan. 9, 2019 3:03 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Planned Parenthood's lawsuit alleging that Louisiana officials are violating federal law by delaying action on the health organization's application for a license to perform abortions in New Orleans (all times local): 2 p.m. Louisiana officials have told a federal appeals...

Bill would bar Alaska gender confirmation surgery coverage

Jan. 7, 2019 6:47 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A conservative Alaska lawmaker has proposed barring the state from paying for gender confirmation surgery and limiting what is taught in sex education classes. The measures from Republican Rep. George Rauscher of Sutton were among more than 40 bills and proposed constitutional...

Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

Dec. 31, 2018 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals. The justices have been unusually...