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Going on 30 years, an education funding dispute returns to the North Carolina Supreme Court

Feb. 22, 2024 00:09 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Longstanding education funding litigation is returning to North Carolina's highest court hardly a year after a majority of justices — all Democrats — agreed that taxpayer money could be moved to spend on addressing schooling inequities statewide without the express...

South Carolina's Republican primary: What to watch as Haley tries to upset Trump in her home state

Feb. 22, 2024 00:04 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley 's best-case scenario for her home state's Republican primary might be to do well enough to make the March 5 Super Tuesday slate somewhat competitive against Donald Trump. An upset in South Carolina, though, is a longshot in a state where...

Proposed Louisiana bill would eliminate parole opportunity for most convicted in the future

Feb. 21, 2024 21:02 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers in Louisiana — a state that routinely has one of the highest incarceration rates in the country — are considering a bill that would eliminate the chance of parole for nearly all prisoners convicted after Aug. 1. The legislation is one piece of...

Lara Trump says she thinks GOP voters would like to see RNC pay Donald Trump's legal fees

Feb. 21, 2024 20:12 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump's daughter-in-law and handpicked choice to help lead the Republican National Committee said she thinks Republican voters would support having the political organization pay the former president's ballooning legal fees. Lara Trump said...

White House weighing executive actions on the border — with immigration powers used by Trump

Feb. 21, 2024 20:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering using provisions of federal immigration law repeatedly tapped by former President Donald Trump to unilaterally enact a sweeping crackdown at the southern border, according to three people familiar with the deliberations. The...

How is an ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens allegedly linked to Russian intelligence?

Feb. 21, 2024 20:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, is “actively...

James Biden tells GOP lawmakers that Joe Biden had no involvement in the family's business dealings

Feb. 21, 2024 19:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden “never had any involvement” in the business dealings of other members of his family, his brother James Biden testified Wednesday when he appeared for a voluntary private interview on Capitol Hill as part of House Republicans' impeachment inquiry. ...

Georgia has the nation's only Medicaid work requirement. Mississippi could be next

Feb. 21, 2024 18:44 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After years of refusing to expand Medicaid, some of Mississippi’s Republican leaders now say they are open to the policy — if they can require new enrollees to have a job. That approach could hinge on presidential politics and an ongoing legal battle in Georgia. ...

Evers signals he won't sign bill to fight PFAS as legislative session nears end

Feb. 21, 2024 18:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signaled Wednesday that he has no intention of signing a Republican bill that would spend tens of millions of dollars to address pollution from the so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS because it dramatically scales back regulators' enforcement...

Youngkin, Earle-Sears join annual anti-abortion demonstration in Richmond

Feb. 21, 2024 18:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, both Republicans, joined thousands of Virginia activists Wednesday for an annual anti-abortion demonstration, where attendees denounced Democratic lawmakers who have blocked proposed restrictions since the Supreme Court...