Posts Tagged Legislation

Senate, House on collision course on border money

In this July 12, 2014, photo, Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico.   The last time so few people were arrested at the country’s borders was 1973, when the Border Patrol recorded just fewer than 500,000 arrests. And the volume of people being arrested at the border remains dramatically lower than the all-time high of more than 1.6 people in 2000.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week.

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Judge approves 1st settlement in 38 Studios case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday approved the first settlement in the lawsuit brought by the state’s economic development agency over the collapsed video game company founded by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

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Full-contact youth football practices restricted

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.

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Bolivia on verge of legalizing work from age 10

In this July 7, 2014, photo, Lucas, 13, polishes shoes on a street in La Paz, Bolivia. While most of the rest of the world is trying to diminish child labor, Bolivia is on the verge of becoming the first nation legalize it from age 10. Congress has approved the proposal and all that’s now required is President Evo Morales’ signature. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Alicia weaves through El Alto’s stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers.

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