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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his final State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Snyder signed laws on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan's minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers, finalizing an unprecedented Republican-backed legislative maneuver that opponents vowed to challenge in court. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Wisconsin, Michigan Republicans enact lame-duck limitsRepublicans in Wisconsin and Michigan enacted last-minute limits on Democratic power Friday, with GOP governors in both Upper Midwest states signing laws protecting their priorities before leaving office in less than a month
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s border. But you wouldn’t know it by the schedule. Lawmakers are away until next week. The ball is in Trump’s court, both sides say.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions7-year-old Guatemalan girl appeared healthy to Border Patrol agents; hours later she was dead.
The Associated Press8 hours ago
CORRECTS NAME TO JOSEY VISNOVSKE, INSTEAD OF GEOSIE VISNOVSKI  Nick Williams, left, brother of Mike Williams, the man who was shot and killed by his best friend 18 years ago, Cheryl Williams, center, mother of Mike Williams, along side family friend Josey Visnovske, cry tears of joy for a the guilty verdicts in the trial against Denise Williams, Mike's former wife, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat via AP, Pool)
Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with convictionAfter spellbinding trial featuring tales of infidelity and a multimillion dollar insurance payout, a jury convicts a Florida woman of helping to mastermind the killing of her husband decades ago
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this May 1, 2013, file photo, an electric bus produced by China's BYD Co., is parked at the announcement of the opening of an electric bus manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Calif. The California Air Resources Board voted Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to require that all new buses be carbon-free by 2029. Environmental advocates project that the last dirty buses will phase out by 2040.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleetCalifornia is moving to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 14,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas.  When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O'Rourke is still playing hard to get.  The Democratic congressman murmured "No decision. No decision on that," when pressed about launching a White House bid during a town hall Friday, Dec. 14 in his native El Paso.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Beto O'Rourke still undecided as 2020 White House buzz growsWhen it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O'Rourke is still playing hard to get
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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