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Protesters flood the steps of the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to push back against a Republican walkout over a climate change bill that has entered its sixth day in Salem, Ore. The president of the Oregon Senate said Tuesday there weren't enough votes in his majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that has sparked a walkout by Republicans and left other key issues such as the state budget in limbo. (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman)
June 26, 2019 - 6:51 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Capitol was at a standstill Wednesday with only four days left in the legislative session, and it remains unclear when — or if— the Senate's 11 Republicans will return to the statehouse and end a walkout over a climate bill. Republicans have now been absent from the...
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This June 1, 2019 photo provided by History Flight shows graves of U.S. servicemen under the water table in Tarawa, Kiribati. A nonprofit organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. (Eric Albertson/Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency/History Flight via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 6:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — An organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. A team working on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa...
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Republican Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Kapenga talks to reporters about his hobby of rebuilding Tesla vehicles during a news conference Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin. Kapenga says it has nothing to do with his support for the state budget that includes a provision that would allow the electric car manufacturer to sell its vehicles directly to consumers in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
June 26, 2019 - 5:32 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans passed a state budget Wednesday after winning a key legislator's support with a provision to allow Tesla to open dealerships in the state — a goal long pursued by the lawmaker, who sells rebuilt Tesla vehicles and parts. Sen. Chris Kapenga, a self-...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 26. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 26, 2019 - 5:09 pm
Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street Wednesday after an early rally fueled by optimism over the next round of trade talks between the U.S. and China lost momentum toward the end of the day. The wobbly finish extended the S&P 500 index's losing streak to a fourth straight day, though the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2019, file photo, a TV reporter interviews self-employed logger Bridger Hasbrouck, of Dallas, Ore., outside the Oregon State House in Salem, Ore. The stark divide in Oregon between the state's liberal, urban population centers and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas makes it fertile ground for the partisan crisis currently unfolding there. Rural voters worry the cap-and-trade bill would be the end for logging and trucking. "It's going to ruin so many lives, it's going to put so many people out of work," said Bridger Hasbrouck, a self-employed logger from Dallas, Ore. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
June 26, 2019 - 2:42 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The divide in Oregon between the state's liberal cities and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the political crisis unfolding over a push by Democrats to enact sweeping climate legislation. Eleven Republican senators are...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the "Faith & Freedom Coalition 2019 Road To Majority Policy Conference," Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 26, 2019 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China when he meets late this week with President Xi Jinping and is prepared to impose further tariffs on Chinese imports. "The Chinese economy's going down the tubes," Trump said in...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019 file photo, district court judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph departs federal court in Boston after facing obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping a man in the country illegally evade immigration officials as he left her Newton, Mass., courthouse after a hearing in 2018. On Wednesday, June 26, Joseph's attorney Michael Keating told Massachusetts’ highest court it was wrong to suspend the judge without pay when she has only been charged and is presumed innocent. Keating is asking the justices to reinstate Joseph’s pay and let her work on administrative tasks for the court system while the criminal case plays out. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
June 26, 2019 - 11:58 am
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a judge charged with helping a defendant evade an immigration enforcement agent says it's unfair to take away her salary while she's fighting to clear her name in court. Attorney Michael Keating told Massachusetts' highest court Wednesday it was wrong to suspend Judge...
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June 26, 2019 - 11:52 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants state government to start acting more like a business when it comes to providing services for California's nearly 40 million residents. The new Office of Digital Innovation will employ 50 people at a cost of $26 million in the first year. Lawmakers...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during their meeting at the Prime Minister's Residence in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Pompeo arrived in India's capital late Tuesday after visiting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan on a trip aimed at building a global coalition to counter Iran. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
June 26, 2019 - 11:21 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. secretary of state and his Indian counterpart downplayed growing disagreements over trade and tariffs on Wednesday, arguing that the two countries can work through their issues. Mike Pompeo held meetings in India's capital with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and later with...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England speaks during an Inflation Report Press Conference at the Bank of England in the City of London. The Bank of England is open to the idea of letting new payment services such as Facebook's upcoming Libra hold funds with the central bank, Carney said Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
June 26, 2019 - 9:47 am
LONDON (AP) — The governor of the Bank of England gave his biggest hint yet that he'd back a stimulus package for the British economy if the country crashes out of the European Union at the end of October with no deal. In testimony to lawmakers on Wednesday, Mark Carney said the response from the...
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