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As Amazon drops New York City project, progressives claim a major coup

15 Feb 2019

NEW YORK U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time on Thursday in calling Amazon's decision to scrap plans to build a major New York outpost with nearly $3 billion in city and state incentives a big victory for progressive politicians. | Video

Armed with new power, Democrats push for stricter U.S. gun laws

10 Feb 2019

NEW YORK Democratic lawmakers are pushing stricter gun laws in statehouses across the country, emboldened by sweeping electoral victories in 2018 and confident that public opinion is on their side a year after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Florida wins its first passing grade on annual gun-safety report card

08 Feb 2019

NEW YORK Florida earned a passing grade for the first time on an annual gun-safety report card compiled by a prominent advocacy group, after the state led all others in bolstering its firearms laws in the year since the deadly Parkland school shooting.

O'Rourke says will decide on U.S. presidential run this month

06 Feb 2019

NEW YORK Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic former Texas congressman whose unexpectedly close but ultimately unsuccessful campaign for U.S. Senate generated buzz about a 2020 presidential bid, said on Tuesday he will decide by the end of the month whether to run. | Video

New Jersey officials call on Trump to replace critical rail tunnel

28 Jan 2019

NEW YORK New Jersey's top state and federal officials, including Governor Phil Murphy and U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, toured the deteriorating century-old rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River on Monday in an effort to convince the Trump administration to fund its replacement.

Levante’s Barca cup complaint dismissed by Spanish court

23 Jan 2019

MADRID Levante have had their complaint that Barcelona fielded an ineligible player in their Copa del Rey fourth round tie rejected by Spain’s Administrative Sports Court (TAD). The cup holders played defender Chumi, who was serving a ban earned playing for Barcelona's B team in the third division, in the first leg of the tie. They lost 2-1 but went on to win 4-2 on aggregate.

Judge blocks Republican-backed Wisconsin early-voting law

18 Jan 2019

A U.S. federal judge in Wisconsin on Thursday blocked a Republican-backed law that would limit early voting across the state to two weeks, finding the new legislation was essentially the same as a previous statute he stopped 2-1/2 years ago.

Teachers' strike tests Los Angeles mayor's White House hopes

17 Jan 2019

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's White House hopes could hang on how he quickly he is able to resolve the city's first teachers' strike in three decades, which disrupted classes for nearly half a million students for a fourth day on Thursday.

'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor

14 Jan 2019

A 13-year-old girl's escape from a rural home where she was held captive for three months by a Wisconsin man charged with murdering her parents helped break the case and she should be treated as a hero, the local sheriff said on Friday. | Video

Wisconsin lawsuit challenges Republican moves to curb incoming Democrat

10 Jan 2019

A coalition of left-leaning Wisconsin groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to throw out several laws passed by the Republican-led legislature after the November election that weakened the powers of the newly elected Democratic governor.

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