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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A weakened Texas voter ID law moved closer to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's desk on Tuesday with the state House approving legislation that waters down an original version that a judge compared to a "poll tax" and ruled had intentionally discriminated...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A weakened Texas voter ID law moved closer to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's desk on Tuesday, watering down an original version that a judge compared to a "poll tax" and ruled had intentionally discriminated against minorities. Republicans are pushing changes...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Democratic Party convention (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Elected California Democrats are urging the party's fired-up activists to channel their energy into defeating some of the state's 14 Republican representatives in...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez plans to meet with an anti-abortion Democratic group amid divisions within the party over whether to back candidates opposed to abortion, according to the group. DNC officials say there's no meeting...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton is launching a new political organization. The former Democratic presidential nominee unveiled "Onward Together" on Monday afternoon. The organization, whose name is a riff on her campaign theme, "Stronger Together," aims to empower Democrats and...
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — The Latest on the Omaha mayoral election (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Democrat Heath Mello has lost his race for Omaha mayor after the anti-abortion, former state senator became a flashpoint for the internal party battle whether differing views should be...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law (all times local): ___ 12:40 p.m. The Mexican government is expressing regret over a new Texas ban on so-called sanctuary cities, saying the law could step on the rights of its citizens who choose to live...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law (all times local): ___ 11:20 a.m. San Antonio's police chief says the department will abandon a policy prohibiting officers in the nation's seventh-largest city from asking about a person's immigration...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas charged to the forefront of the national debate over immigration as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a so-called "sanctuary cities" ban that lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail...