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House Passes LGBTQ Civil Rights Bill in Historic Vote

The House of Representatives passed a sweeping LGBTQ protection bill on Friday, thanks to support from most congressional Democrats and nearly total ...

House Passes LGBTQ Civil Rights Bill in Historic Vote

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LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill passes House The House passed a bill Friday, 236-173, extending federal anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans.The Equality Act, sponsored by Rep. Dav...
20:40, 2019-05-17

U.S. House approves LGBTQ rights bill despite opposition from most Republicans U.S. President Donald Trump is widely expected to veto the legislation if it reaches his desk....
22:20, 2019-05-17

The Latest: House passes sweeping bill to expand gay rights WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House bill to extend civil rights protections to LGBT people (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Democrats in the House h...
18:32, 2019-05-17

House passes bill to revive Equal Rights Amendment House action on Thursday inched the U.S. closer to enshrining gender equality in the Constitution — but a daunting maze of legislative and legal obst...
20:00, 2020-02-13

AOC one of few to vote ‘no’ as House passes bill opposing Israel boycott WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution to oppose the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions moveme...
07:08, 2019-07-24

House passes bill opposing Israel boycott — despite AOC’s ‘no’ vote WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution to oppose the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions moveme...
03:16, 2019-07-24

U.S. House passes $1.4T government spending bill on eve of Trump impeachment vote The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday to pass a $1.4 trillion government spending package, handing President Donald Trump a victory on his U....
13:04, 2019-12-18

DOJ argues Civil Rights Act does not protect LGBTQ workers The Justice Department on Friday urged the Supreme Court to rule that gay and transgender people are not protected against discrimination under the 1...
06:40, 2019-08-24

Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Is a Civil Rights Issue: Why Black People Need to Get Behind Title VII Today, the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing arguments around a case that could transform how businesses across the country handle anti-L...
23:00, 2019-10-22

California pardoned a gay civil rights leader. Activists want clemency for more LGBTQ+ prisoners Bayard Rustin, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr and died in 1987, was arrested in 1953 under a law used to prosecute LGBTQ+ peopleThe Calif...
01:20, 2020-02-06

The House Passes Equality Act to Prevent LGBTQ Discrimination On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which expands protections for members of the LGBTQ community....
23:08, 2019-05-17

Swiss vote to approve legislation to protect LGBTQ+ rights Referendum approves law that was passed in 2018 but was opposed by rightwing parties Swis voters have given their backing in a referendum to extendin...
19:28, 2020-02-09

Top Civil Rights Groups Will Help Crystal Mason Appeal Her 5-Year Sentence for Trying to Vote It was a case so unfair, it quickly became a go-to talking point to illuminate the criminal justice system’s deep racial inequities: Crystal Mason, a...
21:32, 2019-05-13

California Assembly Passes Historic Bill on Cops’ Use of Deadly Force On Wednesday afternoon, the California Assembly passed A.B. 392, taking the state one step closer to a new national standard for police use of force....
23:52, 2019-05-29

Number of Children in Foster Care Rises and Tennessee Passes Bill Allowing Agencies to Deny LGBTQ Adoption According the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on any given day, over 437,000 children are living in the U.S. foster care system and the...
19:36, 2020-01-25

Civil War cannonball discovered lodged in a tree at historic Missouri house A Civil War cannonball has been discovered lodged in a walnut tree at a historic house in Independence, Missouri....
19:04, 2019-09-13

California passes landmark gig economy workers’ rights bill Law would make it more difficult for firms such as Uber to deny workers are employees Lawmakers in California have passed a landmark bill that would ...
10:36, 2019-09-11

Canadian civil rights groups plan to take Bill 21 challenge to Supreme Court Canadian civil rights groups are seeking leave at the Supreme Court after Quebec's highest court rejected their challenge to the province's religious...
18:40, 2019-12-18

U.S. senate passes bill to support human rights in violence-wracked Hong Kong The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was passed by voice vote. It now goes to the House, which has already passed similar legislation....
06:56, 2019-11-20

Hong Kong: anger in China as US Senate passes bill protecting protesters' rights Beijing says human rights bill, which Trump has yet to approve, ‘interferes in Hong Kong’s affairs’The US Senate has unanimously passed legislation a...
04:40, 2019-11-20

House passes voting rights package aimed at restoring protections The House on Friday passed a package of bills aimed at restoring protections of the Voting Rights Act rolled back by a key Supreme Court’s 2013 rulin...
20:04, 2019-12-06

Net Neutrality Vote Passes House, Fulfilling Promise by Democrats The legislation, called the Save the Internet Act, faces long odds in the Republican-led Senate....
20:56, 2019-04-11

White House hopeful vows to overturn Trump ban on transgender troops as he promises to protect LGBTQ rights Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke has unveiled a plan to improve gay rights in the United States and overturn the Trump administration's ...
22:36, 2019-06-12

CUSMA passes U.S. committee — heading for full House vote Thursday Representative Steny Hoyer, the House majority leader, made the comment during a briefing for reporters on Tuesday....
22:44, 2019-12-17

House passes bill to help workers with retirement savings WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to promote retirement security by making it easier for small businesses and other...
18:40, 2019-05-23

House passes $19B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and fl...
18:44, 2019-05-10

Trump impeached by House of Representatives in historic vote Trump becomes third American president to be impeached as two articles approved, mostly along party linesJust shy of the third anniversary of his pre...
09:32, 2019-12-19

House passes bill requiring drug price negotiations House Democrats overcame infighting within their ranks to deliver on a key campaign promise Thursday, passing a bill that for the first time would re...
20:48, 2019-12-12

House passes bill to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour The Democrat-controlled House on Thursday passed legislation raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, ​but it’s not expected to find any suppor...
20:56, 2019-07-18

House passes bill to restrict online sales of e-cigarettes The House of Representatives passed a bill Monday to restrict online sales of vaping products and e-cigarettes....
23:00, 2019-10-28

House passes bill to protect elections from foreign interference The House on Wednesday approved an election security bill that has been a top demand from Democrats’ most vulnerable members. But the legislation — t...
00:44, 2019-10-24

House passes temporary spending bill to stave off shutdown The House passed a stopgap funding bill that will keep federal government operations running until Dec. 20....
21:40, 2019-11-19

Senate passes $4.6B emergency bill for border, at odds with House The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill authorizing $4.6 billion in emergency spending for humanitarian aid at the southern border, setting up a fight ...
22:36, 2019-06-26

U.S. house passes bill to limit Trump’s use of force in Iran The version of the bill passed by the Democratic-controlled House has several provisions that angered Trump....
21:00, 2019-07-12

US House passes bill giving pot businesses access to banking The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear u...
21:04, 2019-09-26

House passes bill to extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund WASHINGTON – The House passed the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund bill to permanently fund cash payments for first responders, their families and othe...
20:24, 2019-07-12

U.S. House passes bill to repeal drilling in Alaska refuge The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to reverse a 2017 law that allowed oil and gas drilling in part of Alaska's Arctic National Wi...
18:56, 2019-09-12

House Passes Intelligence Bill That Would Expand Secrecy Around Operatives The measure also calls for intelligence agencies to conduct new reviews of influence operations by foreign adversaries, including Russia....
02:32, 2019-07-18

House passes bill to get therapy dogs for veterans with PTSD The House of Representatives approved a bill allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to launch a pilot program to treat veterans with PTSD by pai...
22:40, 2020-02-05

House passes $1T spending bill as budget talks resume WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $1 trillion spending bill that amounts to an opening bid in a guns vs. butter fight wi...
22:24, 2019-06-19

Donald Trump impeached by House of Representatives in historic vote Trump becomes third American president to be impeached as two articles approved, mostly along party linesHouse impeaches Trump – live updatesJust shy...
05:20, 2019-12-19

Trump on brink of impeachment as House readies historic vote WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abus...
13:56, 2019-12-18

House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote late Thursday on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump...
06:36, 2019-12-13

Donald Trump is impeached by House of Representatives in historic vote Trump becomes third American president to be impeached as two articles approved, mostly along party linesJust shy of the third anniversary of his pre...
08:40, 2019-12-19

House panel pushes toward historic Trump impeachment vote WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee pushed deliberately toward a historic vote Thursday to approve articles of impeachment against Presid...
03:56, 2019-12-13

Historic House vote clears the way for federal cannabis legalization With more states now allowing for recreational marijuana use than ever before, the federal government is slowly warming up to the idea of full-scale ...
00:28, 2019-11-22

House passes bill blocking oil and gas drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast The legislation would ban oil and gas drilling off both coasts of the U.S., in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico....
23:28, 2019-09-11

US House passes bill making animal cruelty a federal felony CNN –United States House lawmakers have passed a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal felony. The so-called “Pact Act” specifically bans crushing...
19:28, 2019-10-23

House passes Speaker Nancy Pelosi's drug pricing bill The sweeping bill will allow the U.S. government to negotiate lower prices on the costliest drugs each year....
21:40, 2019-12-12

U.S. House passes bill to extend temporary ban on fentanyl look-alikes for 15 months The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would temporarily extend the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) class-wide ban...
02:00, 2020-01-30

House passes compromise defense bill, creating a Space Force "I will sign this historic defense legislation immediately!” President Donald Trump tweeted....
00:40, 2019-12-12

U.S. House passes $4.5B emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergenc...
06:20, 2019-06-26

House passes $1.4 trillion spending bill to avoid government shutdown The lower chamber will next pass a second measure to fund the rest of the federal government, and the Senate was expected to clear the pair of bills ...
20:56, 2019-12-17

House passes bill offering 2 million migrants a chance at citizenship Measure to protect Dreamers and others stands little chance of passing but highlights Democrats’ push for immigration reformDemocrats shunned a White...
03:24, 2019-06-05

U.S. House passes $15 minimum wage bill — now faces Republican-led Senate Even though the bill has little chance of passing the Republican-led Senate, or being signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump, the outcome pus...
02:12, 2019-07-19

House passes bill that makes animal cruelty a federal felony TUCSON – The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would make animal cruelty a federal felony. The PACT Act, which stands...
02:36, 2019-10-26

US House prepares for historic vote to formalize Trump impeachment process Thursday vote – expected to pass along party lines – would set road map that could lead to decision by year’s endFor only the third time in the histo...
07:40, 2019-10-31

Chick-fil-A just announced it will no longer donate to groups criticized by LGBTQ activists. Here's the strange and surprising history of corporations and LGBTQ rights. Nick Lehr, the arts and culture editor of The Conversation, sat down with law professor Carlos Ball to discuss his new book, "The Queering of Corpora...
17:20, 2019-11-19

Nancy Pelosi's drug pricing plan passes to House floor for full vote this month The legislation, which passed three committees along partisan lines, has a high chance of approval in the House, where Democrats control the chamber....
06:14, 2019-10-23

Fate of ‘forever chemicals’ with Trump EPA as House passes bill scorned by Senate GOP The House approved legislation Friday on a largely party-line vote that would force the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate “forever chemical...
17:56, 2020-01-10

House panel unanimously passes 9/11 victims fund bill after Jon Stewart shaming WASHINGTON – The bill that permanently authorizes the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund passed out of the House Judiciary Committee unanimously on ...
18:20, 2019-06-12

House passes $1.4 trillion spending bill that funds Pentagon, averts shutdown ALL ACCORDING TO PLAN: Both the appropriations and authorization bills needed to fund the government are on track to beat this Friday’s deadline, whi...
13:28, 2019-12-18

House passes short-term funding bill to avoid government shutdown WASHINGTON — The House passed legislation Thursday to avoid another government shutdown by extending federal funding through Nov. 21. The short-term ...
23:52, 2019-09-19

Congress poised to raise minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 as spending bill passes House The legislation now heads to the Senate where it's expected to pass later this week. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said President Donald Tru...
21:24, 2019-12-17

Ohio House committee passes bill to save nuclear power plants A committee in Ohio's House of Representatives voted along party lines to approve a bill to save the state's two nuclear power reactors from retireme...
19:08, 2019-05-24

Ohio House passes bill that would allow consumer-funded nuclear and coal subsidies Enlarge / Water vapor is emitted from the cooling towers of the FirstEnergy Corp. Perry Nuclear Generating Station in Perry, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday,...
17:44, 2019-05-31

House passes massive federal spending bill with funding for border wall The House passed a $1.4 trillion federal spending package that averts a government shutdown and maintains some funding for a southern border wall....
22:28, 2019-12-17

Trump faces impeachment as House convenes to debate historic vote – live Outcome of today’s vote is all but certain as Trump lashes against Democrats and acknowledges likely impeachmentHelp us cover the critical issues of ...
16:36, 2019-12-18

A majority of the House supports Trump's impeachment ahead of the historic determining vote Reuters President Donald Trump is on track to be impeached by the House with the majority now in favor ahead of voting, according to a running tally ...
00:48, 2019-12-18

China warns against 'meddling' as US House passes bill backing Hong Kong protesters China expresses ‘strong indignation’ over act, which was welcomed by Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders The US House of Representatives has passed a bil...
07:52, 2019-10-16

House passes Pelosi drug pricing bill in bid to show Democratic priorities beyond impeachment House Democrats passed a sweeping measure to lower prescription drug prices Thursday, the latest in the party's messaging strategy to show they can f...
20:32, 2019-12-12

Key House committee passes Speaker Nancy Pelosi's sweeping drug pricing bill Republican members on the committee expressed concerns with the legislation, particularly that it would discourage innovation for new medicines in th...
02:16, 2019-10-18

House overwhelmingly passes bill to sanction Chinese officials over abuse and detention of Muslims in Xinjiang Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty The House on Tuesday passed legislation condemning human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in China's autonomous Xinjian...
02:04, 2019-12-04

House set to approve sweeping bill to expand gay rights WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House are poised to approve sweeping anti-discrimination legislation that would extend civil rights protections to...
07:00, 2019-05-17

House to vote on legislation to protect workers' rights to form and join unions Bill called ‘most ambitious pro-labor’ legislation in decadesUnion membership in the US hit a record low in 2018 The US House of Representatives will...
11:20, 2020-02-06

LIVE: Protesters swarm the streets outside the Capitol as the House stands on the brink of a historic vote on impeaching Trump Reuters The House of Representatives on Wednesday kicked off a historic hearing that is expected to culminate in the impeachment of President Donald ...
17:44, 2019-12-18

Popular Move: Maine Senate Passes Bill to Give All of State’s Electoral Votes to the Winner of the Popular Vote in 2020 There’s a movement afoot in some quarters to get rid of the Electoral College, the institution that really elects the president of the United States....
04:04, 2019-05-16

‘I Am Somebody’: A Landmark Documentary’s Enduring Lesson That Labor Rights Are Civil Rights In the spring of 1969, Coretta Scott King stood in front of a packed church in Charleston, S.C., to address a group of striking hospital workers. She...
18:32, 2020-01-20

The Brexit bill has returned to the House of Commons. What happens once MPs vote it through? Getty The Brexit bill has returned to the House of Commons where Members of Parliament are rushing to pass it before the UK's deadline of leaving the...
12:20, 2020-01-07

House may vote on prescription drug bill this month The House could vote on a major overhaul of the nation’s prescription drug program as early as this month, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Friday....
18:24, 2019-10-11

House to vote on bipartisan Holocaust education bill Report finds advances in how teachers learn to teach reading — DeVos speaks to Federalist Society in Missouri...
17:08, 2020-01-27

House to vote on stopgap bill to avert shutdown The House will return to Washington next week with plans to swiftly pass a bill to keep the government open past Sept. 30, marking the first step to ...
23:16, 2019-09-05

House Democrats will vote on bill exploring reparations House Democratic leaders on Wednesday committed to a floor vote for legislation to study reparations for the descendants of slaves — a historic move ...
18:44, 2019-06-19

House overwhelmingly passes bill to sanction Chinese officials over abuse and detention of Muslims in Xinjiang, further spiking tensions with China Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty The House on Tuesday passed legislation condemning human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in China's autonomous Xinjian...
03:00, 2019-12-04

House to vote next week on Democratic drug pricing bill Democrats announced Thursday morning the House will vote next week on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Lower Drug Costs Now Act, recently renamed to hono...
17:36, 2019-12-05

House to vote on Pelosi drug pricing bill next week But the bill has virtually no chance of being taken up in the Republican-controlled Senate....
17:28, 2019-12-05

Ilhan Omar one of three House reps to vote ‘present’ on Armenia genocide bill Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar refused to back a resolution Tuesday that recognized the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during WWI as a “geno...
03:20, 2019-10-30

House to vote on Senate version of border funding bill, 2 Democratic lawmakers say WASHINGTON (AP) — House to vote on Senate version of border funding bill, 2 Democratic lawmakers say....
20:40, 2019-06-27

House Democrats revolt over wall and defense funding ahead of vote on massive spending bill House Democrats are unhappy with border security funding included in a massive government spending package poised to become law in a matter of days....
19:36, 2019-12-17

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushes vote on sweeping drug pricing bill to December Pelosi's office is awaiting the final review from the non-partisan CBO, which measures the bill's impact on federal spending. That is now e...
18:12, 2019-11-07

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushes vote on sweeping drug-pricing bill to December Pelosi's office is awaiting the final review from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which measures the bill's impact on federal ...
19:24, 2019-11-07

Trump impeachment vote LIVE: Inquiry moves to full House vote as US Senator blasts White House The terms of impeachment to be faced by President Donald Trump will be voted on this week, with a trial expected to start in January should they pass...
12:40, 2019-12-17

The House just passed a bill designed to strengthen worker rights. Here's an astounding chart showing how the death of the union worsened economic inequality. Mark Rightmire/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The House voted on Thursday to pass one of the most sweeping pro-worker bills ...
15:52, 2020-02-07

After a historic vote not to call witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial, the Senate is scheduled for a final vote on Wednesday Andrew Harnik/AP The Senate reconvened Friday to debate whether to call additional witnesses forward in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. A...
03:08, 2020-02-01

10 maps show how different LGBTQ rights are around the world Soledad Nunez/AP Last week, Ecuador's highest court issued a ruling, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in the South American country. Busines...
23:36, 2019-06-17

Did the Civil Rights Movement Go Wrong? In “The Age of Entitlement,” Christopher Caldwell argues that the source of today’s political divisions can be found in the reforms of the 1960s....
07:08, 2020-01-17

Civil rights 'under serious attack' across the globe More than half of countries use censorship, harassment or violence to repress public debate, warns a reportNearly six in 10 countries are seriously r...
12:50, 2019-05-01

15 iconic moments in the LGBTQ rights movement from the last decade Associated Press The 2010s marked a decade of legal triumph for LGBTQ people, with landmark court cases in issues like same-sex marriage, LGBTQ adopt...
19:32, 2019-11-15

Taylor Swift reveals why she took a stand for LGBTQ rights Singer says facing her previous lack of advocacy had been ‘kind of devastating’Taylor Swift says she felt compelled to publicly champion LGBTQ causes...
08:04, 2019-08-09

A strange and surprising history of corporations and LGBTQ rights Reuters Nick Lehr, the arts and culture editor of The Conversation, sat down with law professor Carlos Ball to discuss his new book, "The Queering of...
15:28, 2019-11-15

How the Bristol bus boycott changed UK civil rights Marvin Rees, the mayor of Bristol, discusses the 1963 Bristol bus boycott – a protest few may have heard of, but which proved to be a watershed momen...
04:32, 2019-10-28

Here’s How Conservatives Are Using Civil Rights Law to Restrict Abortion Six states passed laws in 2019 banning abortions once a “fetal heartbeat” is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy....
17:32, 2020-01-02

House passes Export-Import Bank reauthorization spurned by White House and Senate The House voted Friday to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the controversial agency that helps finance sales to other countries, that has been ham...
18:48, 2019-11-15

Madonna tackles gun control, LGBTQ rights in new album 'Madam X' Madonna released her 14th studio album and pulled no punches when talking about LGBTQ and womens’ rights as well as advocating for gun control in Ame...
21:16, 2019-06-14

The multimillion-dollar Christian group attacking LGBTQ+ rights Alliance Defending Freedom reportedly got $55m in donations in 2018 and has lawyers worldwide working against LGBTQ+ peopleA group of about two dozen...
13:48, 2020-02-21

Anti-vaxxers are comparing themselves to civil rights activists White moms in California are protesting against the state’s vaccine mandates — and comparing themselves to civil rights activists, accord...
05:44, 2019-09-19

The Surprising History of McDonald’s and the Civil Rights Movement Marcia Chatelain’s “Franchise” is about the history of the increasingly intricate ties between the fast-food behemoth and black communities....
22:12, 2020-01-08

A pivotal moment for civil rights history in Tallahassee CNN's Johnita Due shows us around Tallahassee, Florida, where you can see how the actions of civil rights activists, including Due's parents, contrib...
10:32, 2020-01-21

Cuomo’s legal counsel to head major LGBTQ-rights group NEW YORK (AP) — Alphonso David, a civil rights lawyer who has been serving as chief counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was named Tuesday as the n...
20:04, 2019-06-25

The Supreme Court Could Deliver a Devastating Blow to LGBTQ Rights Next Year The Supreme Court will finally have the chance to resolve whether Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation....
22:20, 2019-04-22

U.S. Supreme Court set to weigh major LGBTQ employment rights cases The issue is whether a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that bars discrimination in employment because of sex covers LGBT people....
13:48, 2019-10-08

Supreme Court to consider whether LGBT workers are protected by civil rights law The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in two of the term’s most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people...
16:56, 2019-10-08

DeVos touts uptick in resolution of civil rights claims Education advisory committees dormant under Trump — Senate to vote on Trump’s pick for top higher education post...
16:48, 2019-07-11

CNN to make documentary on civil rights icon John Lewis NEW YORK (AP) — CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. The network announced Wednesday...
19:04, 2019-05-08

Civil rights activist arrested in Pakistan on sedition charges Pashtun leader had accused military of human rights abuses and links with the TalibanA high-profile civil rights activist has been arrested in Pakist...
17:16, 2020-01-27

Anti-vaccine protesters are likening themselves to civil rights activists The approach reflected the level of desperation among families staunchly opposed to vaccinating their children....
16:04, 2019-09-18

Beyond slavery and civil rights: What parents need to know about Black History Month For many black parents, February has become a time of increased stress as we have to support our children (and each other) through guffaws and fails ...
16:12, 2020-02-21

Paducah council weighing religious liberty, civil rights PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah officials are debating possible amendments to an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect religious liberty. The Paducah ...
17:12, 2019-05-24

Famed New Orleans chef who fed civil rights leaders dies Legendary chef Leah Chase, who fed generations of New Orleanians and tourists alike at Dooky Chase’s restaurant, died Saturday at age 96...
12:20, 2019-06-02

Steinem among winners of National Civil Rights Museum award The National Civil Rights Museum says this year’s Freedom Award recipients are musician John Legend, feminist writer Gloria Steinem and human rights ...
13:52, 2019-07-26

Poland’s Nobel-winning writer to support art, civil rights Poland’s Nobel Prize winning writer Olga Tokarczuk says she is starting a foundation to promote Polish literature as well as human rights and environ...
17:32, 2019-12-02

Civil rights era photographer Doris Derby: ‘If people were being so brave, it was the least I could do’ Ahead of a UK exhibition of her work, the activist and former academic discusses capturing everyday realities of southern black lives• See a gallery ...
19:40, 2020-02-01

Justices tuning in to cable television civil rights lawsuit The Supreme Court is about to weigh in on a racial discrimination lawsuit involving Comcast and a Los Angeles-based media company owned by comedian a...
14:48, 2019-09-08

Rammstein band members kiss onstage in Moscow in support of LGBTQ rights In support of Russia's LGBTQ community, two male members of the German heavy metal group kissed in front of a massive crowd in Moscow. Under a so-cal...
12:24, 2019-08-01

The Supreme Court's Landmark LGBTQ Rights Hearing Was Full of Conservative Idiocy The Supreme Court heard arguments today in a set of potentially landmark LGBTQ rights cases. So how did it go? The answer, it seems, is “a hell of a ...
20:48, 2019-10-08

Trump’s Education Department resolves nearly twice as many civil rights complaints as Obama's The Department of Education on Wednesday released new data showing that it has resolved nearly twice as many civil rights complaints as the Obama adm...
20:08, 2019-07-10

Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin Pardoned 67 Years After Being Jailed For Having Sex With Men It was hard enough to be a black in America at the height of the civil rights movement. To also be a gay at the time only furthered that hardship. Ci...
01:16, 2020-02-07

Air Canada forced a 12-year old to remove her hijab: civil rights group Fatima Abdelrahman was waiting in line to board her flight to Toronto on Aug. 1 when an Air Canada agent approached her and demanded she remove the r...
00:44, 2019-09-24

Civil-rights icon and Rep. John Lewis has stage four pancreatic cancer Civil-rights icon and Democratic Congressman John Lewis of Georgia revealed Sunday that he is battling stage four pancreatic cancer, according to rep...
01:44, 2019-12-30

Daily on Healthcare: Is there a role for surprise billing in HHS Civil Rights office? Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
18:56, 2019-10-08

Rosa Parks exhibition presents civil rights hero in her own words Personal items on display at the Library of Congress reveal the private thoughts and lifelong activism of the woman who refused to give up her seat“I...
23:32, 2019-12-04

Alabama Unveils Statue of Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks A new statue of Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city on Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a...
20:00, 2019-12-02

East German civil rights activists praised in Bundestag 30 years on The parliamentary debate praised civil rights groups and the church for their roles in bringing about a peaceful revolution 30 years ago in former Ea...
16:08, 2019-06-06

Iranian civil rights activist gets prison for taking off hijab in public Iranian civil rights activist Saba Kord Afshari has been sentenced to 24 years behind bars, including a 15-year term for taking off her hijab in publ...
20:24, 2019-08-29

Just Mercy: new film that captures the start of a brilliant civil rights career The acclaimed film portrays Bryan Stevenson’s successful battle to prove a death row convict’s innocence – a case that launched his life’s work of co...
13:48, 2020-01-18

Funeral service set for civil rights icon Judge Damon Keith DETROIT (AP) — Flags are being lowered and federal court offices are closed for the day in parts of Michigan to honor prominent Judge Damon J. Keith ...
15:08, 2019-05-13

Nicki Minaj drops out of Saudi Arabia concert in support of women and LGBTQ rights Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expr...
22:04, 2019-07-09

Taylor Swift pens letter to Republican senator urging him to back LGBTQ rights Swift calls on home-state senator to support Equality Act‘Let’s demand … our laws truly treat all our citizens equally’Taylor Swift kicked off Pride ...
21:04, 2019-06-01

The NFL should follow Ellie Goulding's lead in calling for the Salvation Army to take action on LGBTQ rights Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Allison Hope is a writer and native New Yorker who favors humor over sadness, travel over television, and coffee over sle...
16:20, 2019-11-15

Far-right leader and Washington officers face civil rights lawsuit over violent incident State officers collaborated with Patriot Prayer members and leader Joey Gibson in illegal arrest of man on college campus, suit allegesFar-right lead...
08:48, 2019-11-05

City Of Milwaukee Offers Sterling Brown $400,000 To Make Civil Rights Lawsuit Go Away The city of Milwaukee is looking to settle the federal civil rights lawsuit brought by Bucks guard Sterling Brown, who was tased and arrested by city...
05:08, 2019-09-05

Civil-rights groups show support for Paul Haggis’ rape accuser Eleven civil rights organizations — including the ACLU, Her Justice and the Anti-Violence Project — have filed an amicus brief in support of Haleigh ...
14:28, 2019-05-09

Death of Civil Rights Activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph Ruled a Homicide Authorities have revealed the cause of death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a beloved activist and pillar of her Baton Rouge, La., community....
18:44, 2019-07-16

Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to...
07:56, 2019-06-19

Anti-vax students say outbreak response violates civil rights—judge disagrees Enlarge / This image depicts a child with a mumps infection. Note the characteristic swollen neck region due to an enlargement of the boy’s salivary ...
19:44, 2019-12-12

Martin Luther King Jr. thought unions were essential to the progress of civil rights AP Photo Peter Cole is a professor of history at Western Illinois University. Martin Luther King Jr. was an honorary member of Local 10 of the Intern...
16:08, 2020-01-20

Tucson community says goodbye to late civil rights leader, Betty Liggins TUCSON –The Tucson community said goodbye to a very special person Thursday morning. A memorial service was held in honor of civil rights leader and ...
23:08, 2019-05-23

Civil rights leader William Barber convicted of trespassing for 2017 protest Barber had pleaded not guilty, seeking to frame the case as a freedom of speech issue after he was arrested during a sit-inUS civil rights advocate t...
00:20, 2019-06-07

'We Shall Overcome': California anti-vaccine activists claim civil rights mantle The approach reflected the level of desperation among families staunchly opposed to vaccinating their children....
11:21, 2019-09-18

Leah Chase, Iconic Executive Chef and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 96 Leah Chase, iconic executive chef, civil rights activist, and co-owner of the legendary Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans, died Saturday her fa...
19:24, 2019-06-02

TV producer cites her bipolar disorder in civil rights lawsuit against ex-employer Al Jazeera A former TV producer in Florida, whose bosses ordered her to relocate to Washington, DC, claims in a new lawsuit that the proposed transfer violated ...
18:28, 2019-11-12

Dems mobilize against threat to LGBTQ bill Some senior House Democrats are privately anxious that GOP floor antics on Friday could jeopardize the fate of a sweeping bill to shield LGBTQ people...
01:40, 2019-05-17

‘It’s civil war’: struggle over strategy divides People’s Vote campaign Row over explicitly pro-Remain ‘splinter group’ leads some staff to call for formal splitMass staff protests, alleged power grabs, attempts to remove...
12:48, 2019-10-27

Donald Trump impeachment vote LIVE: US President on cusp of being impeached by House as members prepare to vote Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House of Representatives as its members today prepare to vote on charges against him....
08:40, 2019-12-18

Taylor Swift publicly rejects Trump’s stance on LGBTQ rights in letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander The pop star posted a message to the Tennessee senator on Instagram (and encouraged fans to write their senators) in recognition of Pride Month....
23:48, 2019-06-02

The impeachment trial is a reminder: our democracy is fragile. Civil rights activists already know that | Rev William Barber Mitch McConnell’s conduct of Trump’s Senate trial recalls the baleful history of southern racial injustice in the civil rights eraOn Wednesday last w...
17:04, 2020-01-31

North Carolina Man Sues Hardees for Civil Rights Violations for Shorting Him on Hash Rounds If you look at the menu for Hardees’ breakfast platter—as you might be wont to do if you were craving a quick, affordable morning meal—you’ll notice ...
17:44, 2019-06-30

Being Muted In A Video Game Doesn't Violate Civil Rights, Federal Court Declares If you or a loved one has been muted in a video game, you may not be entitled to financial compensation. Exposure to muting might finally wake you up...
23:32, 2020-01-27

'We Shall Over-WHOMST?' White Anti-Vaxxers Colonize Civil Rights Rhetoric in California Protests The protestors came out in droves at the California State Capitol, furious over new legislation that, if passed, would hack away at the remaining med...
20:56, 2019-09-19

Remembering a legend: Tucson remembers late civil rights leader, Betty Liggins TUCSON – Back in 1960, Betty Liggins was a mail carrier in Chicago. If you asked her then if she thought she would be an instrumental person in...
04:12, 2019-05-17

Civil rights activists slam Facebook's 'insufficient' attempts to tackle hate on its platform Facebook's latest update on its ongoing companywide civil rights audit has been criticized by activists who say that the social network needs to do m...
19:12, 2019-07-01

The life and assassination of Malcolm X, the controversial civil rights activist whose death remains a mystery Bettmann / Getty Malcolm X was one of the most important and controversial civil rights activists in the 20th century. Unlike other civil rights lead...
00:48, 2020-02-20

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis will undergo treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer Alex Wong/Getty Images Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and is undergoing treatment. In a stat...
01:48, 2019-12-30

Memphis Police Charge 3 Mississippi Men With Civil Rights Intimidation in Parking Garage Attack Three Mississippi men have been charged with civil rights intimidation and attempted robbery after allegedly attacking two black men in a downtown Me...
19:24, 2019-09-12

Trump is not a fan of civil liberties, and Americans are more willing to give up their rights when they're scared. Here's why there's reason to be concerned, regardless of what happens with Iran Joe Raedle/Getty Images Throughout US history in times of crisis, infringements on civil liberties by the government are not just to be expected &mda...
18:24, 2020-01-04

Kamala Harris confronts Joe Biden over his civil rights record during Democratic debate – video California senator Kamala Harris confronted former vice president Joe Biden over his civil rights record during the second Democratic debate. “I do n...
07:12, 2019-06-28

Rapper Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert, cites support for women's, LGBTQ rights U.S. rapper Nicki Minaj said on Tuesday that she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next week, citing her support for the rights of...
21:36, 2019-07-09

Unita Blackwell, Civil Rights Activist and the 1st Black Woman to Be Elected a Mayor in Mississippi, Dies at 86 Unita Blackwell, a veteran of the civil rights movement and winner of a MacArthur “genius” grant who was the first black woman to be elected a mayor ...
06:00, 2019-05-16

Leah Lange Chase, Famed Creole Cook Who Fed Civil Rights Leaders and Presidents, Is Dead at 96 In her New Orleans restaurant, she fed fried chicken, jambalaya and red beans to Freedom Riders, jazz superstars and two presidents....
17:16, 2019-06-02

Rep. Joyce Beatty Presses Mark Zuckerberg Like a Panini Over Facebook's Dismal Civil Rights Record To hear Congresswoman Joyce Beatty tell it, this wasn’t the first time she took the founder and CEO of Facebook to task for his dismal record on civi...
00:40, 2019-10-25

Monday’s Daily Brief: increasing inequality, human rights and climate, civil war crimes, Ethiopia reforms New UN development report warns global inequality breeding a “new generation of inequalities”; human rights linked to climate change by senior UN off...
23:48, 2019-12-09

The ashes of Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi were stolen on the 150th anniversary of his birth AP The ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were stolen from the Bapu Bhawan memorial in Pradesh, central India on the 150th anniversary of his birth. According t...
12:08, 2019-10-04

Leah Lange Chase, Famed Creole Chef Who Fed Civil Rights Leaders and Presidents, Is Dead at 96 In her New Orleans restaurant, she had a knack for remembering the favorite dishes of customers, whether it was a jazz great or an elderly neighbor....
19:12, 2019-06-02

'Took me right out of my seat' — Warren Buffett was inspired by a Martin Luther King Jr. speech to push for civil rights REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Warren Buffett heard Martin Luther King Jr. speak at an event just six months before his assassination. "That was one of the mo...
13:00, 2020-01-20

'Human, vulnerable and perfect': New Rosa Parks exhibit shines light on civil rights legend You may think you know Rosa Parks. But a new exhibit at the Library of Congress aims to educate visitors even more.      ...
17:16, 2019-12-05

Pot stocks surge for a second day after a marijuana legalization act passes a key vote Meranda Yslas On Wednesday, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act passed a key vote by the House Judiciary Committee. Can...
23:28, 2019-11-21

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia festival to show support for women's rights and LGBTQ community Nicki Minaj has pulled out of headlining a music festival in Saudi Arabia over her support for the rights of women and the LGBTQ community....
00:32, 2019-07-10

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, With the 2020 Presidential Election Nearing, Slams Trump As Threat to LGBTQ Rights Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the first black woman and openly gay person to lead the nation’s third-most-populous city, says Donald Trump is a major...
03:00, 2019-06-19

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg warned of potential criminal liability by top civil rights lawyers in scathing letter A major civil rights organization has warned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg he could face criminal liability under certain laws....
05:12, 2019-11-06

Trump’s Justice Department Tells the US Supreme Court Civil Rights Laws Don’t Protect Transgender Workers Apparently, as far as the Trump administration is concerned, employers have every right to fire transgender people....
05:28, 2019-08-17

On Women’s Equality Day, Mattel Honors the ‘Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement’ With the Rosa Parks Barbie In 1955, Rosa Parks became a symbol of civil disobedience when her refusal to relinquish her seat sparked the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott, a major ...
16:12, 2019-08-26

Pinterest and The Knot are changing the way they deal with plantation wedding content after receiving criticism from a civil rights group Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Pinterest and The Knot Worldwide have bowed to pressure from a civil rights group...
18:48, 2019-12-04

Tennessee Governor to Sign Adoption Bill Targeting LGBTQ Couples So I guess the takeaway here is that Republicans don’t like kids. I mean, how else do you explain this?...
03:24, 2020-01-16

Civil rights leaders are lobbying Mark Zuckerberg to change his mind about allowing lies in Facebook's political ads — and he might compromise Mark Zuckerberg held a dinner for civil rights leaders at his house on Monday night, the Washington Post reported. A key topic of conversation was Fa...
12:48, 2019-11-06

Civil-rights leaders are lobbying Mark Zuckerberg to change his mind about allowing lies in Facebook's political ads — and he may compromise AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Mark Zuckerberg held a dinner for civil-rights leaders at his house on Monday night, The Washington Post reported. A key topic...
14:04, 2019-11-06

Ole Miss students posed with guns in front of a shot-up Emmett Till memorial — now they face a possible civil-rights investigation Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting/ProPublica Three students at the University of Mississippi have been suspended from their fraternity ...
06:08, 2019-07-26

‘A great job done by all’, Trump says after $4.6B border bill passes The bipartisan legislation contains more than $1 billion to shelter and feed migrants detained by the border patrol and almost $3 billion to care for...
01:52, 2019-06-28

Alabama passes bill banning abortion If approved, the law - which has sparked protests - would outlaw abortion almost entirely....
11:08, 2019-05-15

Historic Trump impeachment vote delayed WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote late Thursday on articles of impeachment against President Donald ...
06:44, 2019-12-13

City council passes vote for memorial supporting asylum seekers TUCSON - The City of Tucson passed a vote for a memorial relating to asylum-seeking families and declaring support for the protection of families and...
07:08, 2019-12-04

Martin Luther King's daughter slams Mark Zuckerberg for invoking the civil rights movement and said 'disinformation campaigns' led to MLK's killing (FB) Reuters The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr criticized Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday for referencing the civil rights leader in a speech. Bernice Kin...
01:04, 2019-10-18

Life under quarantine: Civil rights activists criticize 'unprecedented' coronavirus lockdowns as evacuees bond at Super Bowl party "Quarantining somebody is an extraordinary deprivation of their liberties," said ACLU senior policy analyst Jay Stanley said....
21:32, 2020-02-05

Congress passes $19.1B disaster aid bill after months of fighting The House approved a multibillion dollar disaster aid bill on Monday, sending the measure to President Trump’s desk after months of fighting over the...
11:24, 2019-06-04

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks Missouri's Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill early on Thursday that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy except in medical...
15:52, 2019-05-16

Senate committee passes majority of amendments for Bill C-69 A Senate energy committee has adopted a vast majority of amendments to Bill C-69, but Alberta's premier says it's still too early to celebrate....
00:28, 2019-05-17

Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans . Though the measure wouldn’t eliminate all unw...
20:44, 2019-05-23

California Passes Landmark Bill to Remake Gig Economy With the bill’s passage, California’s ride-hailing drivers, food-delivery couriers, janitors and others are set to be reclassified as employees and n...
06:48, 2019-09-11

India parliament passes citizenship amendment bill For the first time, India would use religion as a legal basis for determining nationality, if the bill passes the upper house too. It's part of the H...
20:20, 2019-12-09

Alabama Senate passes bill banning nearly all abortions MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is close to approving a near total ban on abortion after the state Senate passed a measure that would make performing an a...
05:00, 2019-05-15

Poland passes controversial bill to punish judges Poland's parliament has passed a bill that would allow the government to punish judges critical of controversial court reforms. The measure may lead ...
19:40, 2019-12-20

Canadian Senate passes B.C. tanker ban bill, prepping for it to come into law Bill C-48 formalizes a moratorium on oil tanker traffic from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to B.C.'s border with Alaska....
00:56, 2019-06-21

Senate overwhelmingly passes 9/11 victim fund bill, 97-2 The Senate passed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090 by a vote of 97-2 , virtually funding health care for 9/11 victims and first respond...
23:24, 2019-07-23

Missouri passes bill banning abortions after 8 weeks Republican Gov. Mike Parson pledged to sign the bill , but it’s unclear when he’ll take action. When pressed on the lack of exceptions, he told repor...
14:04, 2019-05-18

Maine passes bill legalizing assisted suicide Legislators in Maine on Tuesday voted to legalize assisted suicide – but the state’s governor hasn’t yet committed to signing the bill in...
04:56, 2019-06-05

U.S. Congress passes $19.1B disaster aid bill, sends to Trump Final passage came as the House of Representatives voted 354-58 for the measure, which lawmakers and Trump had haggled over for months....
11:20, 2019-06-04

France’s Le Pen predicts historic vote for populist parties MILAN (AP) — The leader of France’s far-right National Rally is predicting that a group of like-minded right-wing populists will achieve “...
11:40, 2019-05-18

Thousands rally in downtown on eve of historic impeachment vote TUCSON - On the eve of the historic House of Representatives vote on Capitol Hill, more than one thousand people who support impeachment, and a handf...
06:44, 2019-12-18

Union Vote at Tennessee Volkswagen Plant Could Be Historic Volkswagen workers are possibly unionizing, back seat seatbelt chatter and a death wobble class-action lawsuit. All this and more in The Morning Shif...
16:48, 2019-06-14

Historic vote set in U.S. on articles of impeachment against Donald Trump Approval of the two charges against the president would send the matter to the full House for a vote expected next week....
14:52, 2019-12-13

Donald Trump impeachment moves to full House vote as White House is criticised for handling of inquiry - LIVE The terms of impeachment to be faced by President Donald Trump will be voted on this week, with a trial expected to start in January should they pass...
08:20, 2019-12-17

Civil War log cabin discovered during house demolition A house that was being torn down in Prescott, Ark., has revealed an incredible secret that may date back centuries....
17:56, 2019-11-20

Brexit: parliament passes withdrawal agreement bill by 124 majority Bill passes second reading by 358 votes to 234 leaving UK on course to leave EU by end of JanuaryLatest politics news - live updatesHow did each MP v...
18:56, 2019-12-20

West Virginia Senate passes GOP charter school bill CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a sweeping GOP education bill that would allow the state’s first charter schools. ...
03:24, 2019-06-25

Assembly passes bill forcing religious groups to vaccinate A key state Assembly committee on Thursday narrowly gave thumbs up to a bill that would end New York’s policy of allowing religious exemptions from v...
22:32, 2019-06-13

Alabama passes bill to chemically castrate child sex offenders A bill to chemically castrate paedophiles has been passed by lawmakers in the US State of Alabama....
17:36, 2019-06-05

Senate unanimously passes bill to recognize Armenian genocide The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide in Turkey more than a century ago — a slap at Turkish President Recep Ta...
00:00, 2019-12-13

Germany's cabinet passes draft bill on aid to coal regions The financial aid is intended to promote structural change in regions impacted by plans to exit coal by 2038....
21:24, 2019-08-28

Alabama Passes Bill Banning Abortion From Moment of Conception Less than a week after a fight broke out on the Alabama Senate floor over a proposal to ban abortion at the moment of conception, briefly delaying a ...
05:08, 2019-05-15

Senate passes bill to fix tax hike on Gold Star families The Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday to fix a quirk in the tax code that resulted in Gold Star families seeing huge tax increases on the...
20:12, 2019-05-21

Senate passes bill ensuring 9/11 victims fund will never run out of money House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference on behalf of 9/11 victims and families, Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. T...
22:28, 2019-07-23

The Latest: Missouri Senate passes strict abortion bill JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a Missouri bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (all times local): 4:05 a.m. Missouri’s R...
11:28, 2019-05-16

California passes bill that would allow college players to make money Student athletes would earn money from endorsementsBill still needs to be approved by California’s governorThe California assembly has passed legisla...
19:28, 2019-09-10

The Latest: Senate passes $19 billion disaster relief bill WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on disaster relief legislation (all times local): 4:38 p.m. The Senate has passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster ai...
23:00, 2019-05-23

Florida passes bill creating hurdles to change constitution TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida would place new regulations on people paid to gather petitions for constitutional amendments under a bill going to R...
04:40, 2019-05-04

Bill legalizing IVF for lesbians, single women passes in France French law currently allows in vitro fertilization and related procedures only for infertile heterosexual couples....
20:52, 2019-10-15

N.S. government passes new environment bill as fall sitting wraps Stephen McNeil says the targets in the Sustainable Development Goals Act will lead the country in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and in ge...
21:28, 2019-10-30

U.S. Senate committee passes bill to deal with crisis in Venezuela A U.S. Senate committee approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday that seeks to accelerate planning at international financial institutions for Venezuela'...
00:00, 2019-05-23

Brexit bill passes final hurdle, becomes law with Queen’s approval "At times it felt like we would never cross the Brexit finish line, but we've done it,'' Prime Minister Boris Johnson said....
16:08, 2020-01-23

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy ....
11:28, 2019-05-16

Quebec’s Bill 21 leads to ‘irreparable harm,’ civil liberties groups tell Court of Appeal Bill 21 prohibits some public-sector employees in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols while on duty....
19:20, 2019-11-26

Dry procedures and impassioned speeches precede historic impeachment vote House holds daylong debate over two articles of impeachment against Trump, which will culminate in a night voteAt precisely 9am, with only a handful ...
00:52, 2019-12-19

Vote on impeachment articles that would kick off historic trial set for Wednesday The action will launch the rare Senate proceeding, only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history....
18:08, 2020-01-14

Trump impeachment: Here’s what to watch for as Congress prepares for historic vote Democrats are driving U.S. President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment Wednesday when they bring abuse and obstruction charges against him to ...
13:24, 2019-12-18

Ohio congresswoman rips into Mark Zuckerberg, calling it 'appalling and disgusting' that he failed to answer questions about Facebook's civil rights and diversity problems (FB) House Financial Services Committee Ohio Congresswoman Joyce Beatty criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after he failed to answer multiple questio...
21:04, 2019-10-23

Civil War log cabin discovered inside Arkansas house A log cabin, thought to date to the Civil War era or even earlier, was found inside the house when it was being torn down, according to the Nevada Co...
22:28, 2019-11-20

Senate passes Bill C-69, which overhauls review of major projects, like pipelines Bill C-69 sets up the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada as the authority to assess projects for impacts on public health, the economy, the environme...
05:40, 2019-06-21

Hungarian parliament passes bill tightening state grip over scientists Hungarian lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday to tighten state control of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), overrid...
14:04, 2019-07-02

NY Assembly passes bill to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants ALBANY–The New York State Assembly green-lighted a controversial bill Wednesday that would grant illegal immigrants the right to obtain a drive...
02:08, 2019-06-13

Johnson’s new Brexit bill passes in U.K. Parliament but lawmakers reject timetable With the Brexit deadline looming and British politicians still squabbling over the country's departure terms, Johnson was forced to ask the EU for a ...
21:40, 2019-10-22

Hungarian government passes bill tightening state grip on scientists Hungarian lawmakers have passed legislation to tighten state control of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, overriding protests...
21:56, 2019-07-02

Pelosi under pressure after Senate passes bipartisan border funding bill The Senate passed a $4.6 billion emergency spending bill to cope with the massive surge in illegal immigrants along the border, but the bipartisan me...
22:16, 2019-06-26

Kashmir under military lockdown as India passes bill to strip statehood Kashmir is claimed by both India and Pakistan and divided between them. Two of the three wars the nuclear-armed neighbours have fought since their in...
05:08, 2019-08-07

Canadian Senate committee passes amendments to controversial energy bill A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to a controversial energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how the env...
18:40, 2019-05-17

Congress passes bill that will make animal cruelty a federal crime WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony. The bill would expand a 2010 law that made crea...
19:36, 2019-11-06

California Passes Bill Demanding Presidential Candidates Hand Over Their Tax Returns California is continuing its sacred duty as the rock that Donald Trump just can’t shake out of his shoe, and this time, it’s come for the tax returns...
22:28, 2019-07-30

New York City passes bill banning sale of foie gras The bill, which is expected to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would forbid the sale of the French specialty starting in 2022....
04:32, 2019-10-31

Extreme abortion bill passes state legislature. Somehow, the uproar is missing When Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri passed pro-life legislation earlier this month, it consumed the news cycle. But when the Illinois House of Repres...
00:24, 2019-05-30

Canadian Senate committee passes 187 amendments to energy project bill A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to an energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how major projects lik...
19:12, 2019-05-17

Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Protect the ‘Fundamental Right’ to Access Abortion While lawmakers in several states are attempting to strip women and other marginalized genders of their reproductive health rights with draconian ant...
18:12, 2019-06-01

New York passes bill allowing Congress access to Trump’s tax returns ALBANY– The tax filings of President Trump and all public elected officials in New York will be fair game for congressional Democrats under a n...
21:16, 2019-05-22

Gig economy: California bill granting employee status passes assembly Uber and Lyft drivers, considered contract workers, could be entitled to protections and benefits if the bill is signedThe state assembly in Californ...
02:56, 2019-05-30

California Assembly Passes Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Deadly Force The California Assembly overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to change rules governing when cops in the state can use lethal force, despite l...
06:32, 2019-05-30

Missouri assembly passes restrictive abortion bill, days after Alabama The lower house of the Missouri General Assembly passed a bill on Friday to prohibit women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnanc...
20:32, 2019-05-17

California Senate passes bill to define more gig economy workers as employees California lawmakers voted to pass AB5 Tuesday, a bill that if signed into law would define more gig economy workers as employees rather than indepen...
10:20, 2019-09-11

Donald Trump impeachment inquiry moves to next stage after historic vote The vote moves the matter to the full House for action next week – on the cusp of the holidays....
16:44, 2019-12-13

Trump impeachment: U.S. lawmakers head to Capitol Hill for historic vote Members of the House of Representatives are tasked with determining whether to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump over two charges — abuse of power ...
13:24, 2019-12-18

White House threatens to veto House bill aimed at improving treatment of migrant families The White House threatened Monday to veto a Democratic-written $4.5 billion bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after ...
05:32, 2019-06-25

Members of Congress, celebrities, and activists offer words of support after civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis announces stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis Screenshot via Twitter Members of Congress, celebrities, and rights activists have offered words of support for US Rep. John Lewis of Georgia after h...
07:52, 2019-12-30

Cancer town: civil rights leader William Barber takes on pollution at Guardian town hall Campaigner has condemned ‘immoral’ conditions in Louisiana town where chemical plant is tied to alarming cancer riskThe US civil rights leader and mo...
19:08, 2019-07-27

‘Zero’ chance it passes: Game analysts break down senator’s anti-loot box bill Three analysts speak out about what the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act would mean if Congress passed it into law.Read More...
21:08, 2019-05-13

City Council passes bill requiring space for NYC homeless in new rental units The City Council on Thursday voted 38-3 with two abstentions to favor of a bill guaranteeing homeless households receive 15 percent of rental apartme...
01:00, 2019-12-20

Louisiana passes strict anti-abortion bill, Dem governor expected to sign Louisiana state lawmakers on Wednesday passed an anti-abortion bill that would make the procedure illegal after six weeks of pregnancy — and have no ...
02:12, 2019-05-30

Canada passes 'Free Willy' bill banning whale and dolphin captivity Canada's House of Commons passed a bill Monday to make it illegal to hold a whale, dolphin or porpoise captive, punishable by fines up to $150,000 US...
05:20, 2019-06-11

Ontario passes bill to join B.C.-led class action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers Ontario is joining five other provinces in a class-action lawsuit, which alleges that drug manufacturers falsely marketed opioids as less addictive t...
18:36, 2019-12-12

Alabama Senate passes nation's strictest abortion bill: Washington Post Alabama's state senate has passed the nation's strictest abortion bill, making performing the procedure a felony with few exceptions, the Washington ...
18:12, 2019-05-09

UK Parliament passes Brexit delay bill, rejects call for early election British lawmakers have rejected Boris Johnson's call for a general election after the opposition abstained from the vote. The PM called for an early ...
01:56, 2019-09-05

Senate committee passes bipartisan bill to stop Trump withdrawing from Nato Senate foreign relations committee voted unanimously for bill which will now await a slot to go to the Senate Legislation to stop Donald Trump from w...
00:28, 2019-12-12

Muslim practice of instant divorce made illegal in India after historic vote The practice, which can only be implemented by men, has already been made illegal in more than 20 Muslim countries. India has followed suit after law...
22:20, 2019-07-30

'A tectonic shift': Green Party makes historic gains in Swiss vote ‘Tidal wave’ of support for environmentalist party but anti-immigrant Swiss People’s Party remains the largest Switzerland’s Green Party have made hi...
03:28, 2019-10-21

Civil rights campaigners bring 11th-hour challenge to enforce Boris Johnson to 'act within law' over Brexit Liberty: "These are extraordinary political times - but that doesn't mean the Government can act beyond the law." Read our live political updates HER...
14:20, 2019-10-16

U.S. House passes two bills to ban new offshore drilling The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two bills banning new offshore oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and Flo...
00:36, 2019-09-12

House passes NDAA, sends it to the Senate Negotiators hope to approve spending bills Tuesday — Milley says Trump’s pardons won’t affect discipline in the ranks...
16:28, 2019-12-12

On fourth try, House passes $19.1B disaster aid package House lawmakers cleared a critical disaster aid package Monday, overruling a group of conservatives who had blocked unanimous consent of the measure ...
12:52, 2019-06-04

House passes two bills to ban new offshore drilling (This September 11 story corrects name to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, not Reserve in first paragraph)...
18:28, 2019-09-12

House passes USMCA, delivering win to Trump The House today passed the new North American trade pact, delivering President Donald Trump a major legislative victory just a day after his impeachm...
22:48, 2019-12-19

Donald Trump lashes out at civil rights leader Al Sharpton and labels him a 'troublemaker' in unprovoked attack on Twitter Donald Trump has lashed out at black civil rights leader Al Sharpton, accusing him of being a "troublemaker" and "hating" white people....
16:16, 2019-07-29

Cancer town: watch live as civil rights leader William Barber takes on pollution at Guardian town hall Campaigner has condemned ‘immoral’ conditions in Louisiana town where chemical plant is tied to alarming cancer riskThe US civil rights leader and mo...
02:36, 2019-07-27

City Council passes bill to ban food vendors at Dyker Heights Christmas display There won’t be any chestnuts roasting around the famous Dyker Heights Christmas display this year. Or any other kind of food, after the City Co...
18:40, 2019-10-19

U.S. Uighur bill passes prompting Trump comments, doubt on China trade deal The Uighur bill, which was passed 407-1 in the Democratic-controlled House, requires the U.S. president to condemn abuses against Muslims and call fo...
06:16, 2019-12-04

California passes landmark bill to make Uber and Lyft drivers employees, not contractors The Democrat-led California legislature passed legislation on Wednesday that would require gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft to stop classi...
23:08, 2019-09-11

UK Parliament passes Brexit delay bill, triggering election debate — live updates British lawmakers have rejected Boris Johnson's call for a general election after the opposition Labour abstained. The prime minister called for a vo...
22:44, 2019-09-04

Apple shareholders set to vote on human-rights policies A US regulator ruled a freedom-of-expression motion filed by campaigners should be put to shareholders....
15:40, 2019-12-16

Biden Pushes Back on Civil Rights Critics by Playing Up His Obama Connects, While Booker Slams Biden As an ‘Architect of Mass Incarceration’ Joe Biden attempted to ward off doubts raised about his civil rights bona fides Wednesday by reminding attendees of the NAACP convention that he was ...
04:12, 2019-07-25

House passes fix for Gold Star family tax hikes The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a fix to a glitch in the 2017 GOP tax overhaul that generated big tax hikes on federal survivor benef...
17:56, 2019-05-23

The White House Is Revoking Press Passes En Masse After almost eliminating press conferences, the Trump administration’s campaign against journalists covering the White House has reached a new peak. ...
04:40, 2019-05-09

The Latest: House passes measure to help migrants stay in US WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House legislation on immigration (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Democratic legislation aimed at helping more than 2 mil...
01:00, 2019-06-05

New York legislature passes bill to make it 1st state to ban declawing cats; governor hasn’t said if he’ll sign it ALBANY, New York (AP) — New York legislature passes bill to make it 1st state to ban declawing cats; governor hasn’t said if he’ll sign i...
00:20, 2019-06-05

Kristen Wiig, Reed Morano pull projects out of Georgia after heartbeat abortion bill passes Kristen Wiig and Reed Morano are relocating projects originally slated to film in Georgia after the state passed its controversial "heartbeat" aborti...
15:12, 2019-05-22

After Georgia Passes Restrictive Anti-Abortion Bill, Film Companies Vow to Bounce Productions to Other States Several film production companies say they’re taking the midnight train the hell out of Georgia until the state reverses its recently passed anti-abo...
22:52, 2019-05-10

Dancers, writers, caddies: the gig workers who could benefit from California's historic bill Uber and Lyft drivers aren’t the only ones getting protections – but journalists and musicians have raised concernGroundbreaking legislation passed b...
13:32, 2019-09-12

Cuomo signs historic bill outlawing revenge porn in New York New York state has finally outlawed revenge porn — following a year-long campaign by The Post. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed a bill that outlaw...
18:04, 2019-07-23

MPs vote to extend abortion and same-sex marriage rights to Northern Ireland Westminster government has said it will honour both results despite ministerial doubtsMPs have voted resoundingly to extend both same-sex marriage an...
19:32, 2019-07-09

Yavapai County supervisors plan vote on gun rights measure PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors plans to vote Wednesday on whether to join Mohave County in declaring itself a sanctua...
23:32, 2020-02-01

House of Lords passes amendment to help prevent no-deal Brexit Bill could make it illegal for a Boris Johnson administration to prorogue parliamentA no-deal showdown is expected in the House of Commons on Thursda...
20:32, 2019-07-17

House passes USMCA deal, giving Trump big win on trade The United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement, or USMCA, passed with bipartisan support after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues won conc...
23:24, 2019-12-19

Outcry after Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body: ‘A vote for torture’ Venezuela won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro’s government and its r...
20:56, 2019-10-17

Michelle Williams Tells Women to Vote for Their Rights at Golden Globes Patricia Arquette, Joaquin Phoenix and other winners took the opportunity to speak directly about some pressing events as well....
19:16, 2020-01-06

To your health! Romania, Hungary push for brandy rights ahead of EU vote Romania and Hungary are pushing the EU to make it easier for orchard farmers to distil their own fruit brandy, a traditional practice in east and cen...
12:52, 2019-05-16

Canadian air passenger bill of rights: What you need to know about rule changes Canada has instituted new protections covering a wide range of issues, from overbooked flights to lost bags to delays. See when they go into effect. ...
18:36, 2019-07-29

Ro Khanna Interview: The Internet Bill of Rights California Democratic congressman Ro Khanna talks social media, election interference, and his Internet Bill of Rights proposal....
19:28, 2019-08-23

House passes resolution to condemn Trump’s Syria troop pullout WASHINGTON – The House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution Wednesday rebuking President Trump for his pullout of troops in Syria that paved...
00:20, 2019-10-17

House Judiciary Committee passes articles of impeachment against President Trump The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump -- for abuse of power and obstruction of Conge...
16:20, 2019-12-13

House passes Trump USMCA trade deal replacing NAFTA The House voted Thursday to pass President Trump's U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade, granting the White House a policy win just one day after im...
22:36, 2019-12-19

House passes revamped disaster relief package despite Trump eruptions House Democrats pushed through another multibillion-dollar disaster aid offer Friday — a vote that will be in vain if they can’t strike a deal that d...
19:00, 2019-05-10

Coalition's ‘big stick’ energy legislation passes House – politics live Labor rejects Adam Bandt’s amendments, sending bill to Senate. Alleged victims of former principal Malka Leifer lobby parliament for extradition help...
03:56, 2019-10-23

House passes two bills blocking oil and gas drilling off Pacific and Atlantic coasts The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two bills banning new offshore oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and Florida....
00:12, 2019-09-12

U.S. House passes new North American trade deal replacing NAFTA The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade deal on Thursday that includes tougher labor and automotive cont...
23:28, 2019-12-19

With a rap of the gavel, House gets to work on historic impeachment day At 9am, members of the House came together to begin the extraordinary process of impeaching Donald TrumpAt precisely 9am, with only a handful of lawm...
20:40, 2019-12-18

Putin insists ‘genius musician’ Elton John is ‘mistaken’ on Russian LGBTQ rights Elton John is blasting Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent comments on LGBTQ rights.        ...
19:12, 2019-06-29

Americans need a 'digital bill of rights'. Here's why | Ramesh Srinivasan Tech companies’ entire business model depends on our data. We have the right to some measure of control It’s telling that, at a time when disunity su...
13:24, 2020-01-28

Gillibrand’s Family Bill of Rights would cut parents’ costs WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER’-sten JIHL’-uh-brand) has released a Family Bill of Rights t...
13:04, 2019-05-22

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs Democrats tied several bills together, trying to hold Republicans to promises to protect coverage of pre-existing conditions and rein in drug costs, ...
02:44, 2019-05-17

House passes $10M for Holocaust education amid rise in anti-Semitic attacks WASHINGTON — In a bid to ensure that future generations of Americans “never forget,” students would be taught the horrors of the Ho...
10:36, 2020-01-28

U.S. House passes measures to curb Trump’s war powers after attack on Iranian general The Democratic-led House voted nearly along party lines to pass one measure that would prohibit military action against Iran without congressional ap...
22:08, 2020-01-30

'Racist tweets': House passes resolution condemning Trump's attack on congresswomen Nancy Pelosi’s sharp rebuke of the president’s remarks prompted a challenge from Republicans who claimed rule violationsThe House of Representatives ...
02:40, 2019-07-17

Democrats Emerge Victorious as House Passes Resolution on Impeachment Inquiry Rules After years of torment and global embarrassment, we finally live in a world in which our resident Idiot-in-Chief may actually be impeached....
21:00, 2019-10-31

U.S. House passes new North American trade deal, Senate timing unclear The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade deal on Thursday that includes tougher labor and automotive cont...
03:28, 2019-12-20

Terror victims one step closer to compensation from Iran after House passes OORAH act The victims of the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut are one step closer to receiving compensation from Iran after the House passed legislation ...
18:32, 2019-07-18

Senate passes long-delayed $19 billion disaster relief bill after Democrats force GOP to drop Trump border aid request WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes long-delayed $19 billion disaster relief bill after Democrats force GOP to drop Trump border aid request....
23:00, 2019-05-23

House Hunting in Spain: A Historic Estate For Under $2 Million In Galicia, where the climate and the housing market are cooler, prices remain attractive to native and foreign buyers alike....
16:16, 2020-01-01

House launches historic Trump impeachment hearings The House’s historic sprint toward the impeachment of President Donald Trump has begun.Two of the most compelling witnesses in the impeachment inquir...
15:28, 2019-11-13

Leah Chase, civil rights activist and 'Queen of Creole Cuisine' at Dooky Chase, dies at 96 New Orleans legend and civil rights activist Leah Chase of Dooky Chase's Restaurant cooked with a secret ingredient: "Love."    ...
22:00, 2019-06-02

Civil war continues in People's Vote campaign as staff walk out over 'sacked' executives Staff working for the People's Vote campaign walked out today over an attempt to "sack" two leading figures as they declared that it was "not owned b...
14:48, 2019-10-28

Alberta LGBTQ2 community fearful over conscience rights bill If Bill 207 is passed, health care providers would be allowed to refuse service to any individual based on conscience....
23:36, 2019-11-15

California advances bill that would 'lead the world' on gig worker rights Assembly Bill 5 would enact protections for workers, requiring them to meet three standards to be considered a contractorA bill that would fundamenta...
23:04, 2019-08-30

California lawmakers consider bill that would 'lead the world' on gig worker rights Assembly Bill 5 would enact protections for workers, requiring them to meet three standards to be considered a contractorCalifornia legislators are s...
08:00, 2019-08-30

Democrats advance bill to expand Illinois abortion rights SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — House Democrats in Illinois have advanced a measure to replace the state’s abortion law with less restrictive language...
20:12, 2019-05-27

Republican governor signs bill protecting abortion rights MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s Republican governor has signed a bill into law that protects a woman’s access to abortion services. Gov....
16:16, 2019-06-11

Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill Ramps Up the Conservative War on Abortion Rights A heartbeat bill restriction abortion is almost sure to be challenged in court in any state. But that's what Republican lawmakers want....
23:08, 2019-05-07

House passes resolution to transmit Trump articles of impeachment to Senate to kick off trial Getty The House of Representatives passed a resolution on Wednesday to transmit the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the...
19:52, 2020-01-15

House passes two bills blocking oil and gas drilling off Pacific, Atlantic and Florida Gulf coasts The House on Wednesday passed two bills banning new offshore oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and the Florida Gulf Coast....
02:36, 2019-09-12

House of Representatives gears up for a historic Trump impeachment hearing Reuters The House of Representatives on Wednesday is kicking off a historic hearing that is expected to culminate in the impeachment of President Don...
15:08, 2019-12-18

McConnell: Senate will 'probably not' vote on Dreamers bill House Democrats' DREAM Act will "probably not" get a vote in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday. The Kentucky Republican's...
00:44, 2019-06-06

Kamala Harris Takes Twitter to Task Over Trump Tweets: 'We Need a Civil Society, Not Civil War' On Tuesday night, as the president tweeted about impeachment efforts—likening an inquiry into his self-made Ukraine scandal to a “coup”—Sen. Kamala H...
18:12, 2019-10-02

Bevin To Host Signing Ceremony For Foster Children’s Bill Of Rights FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Matt Bevin is set to sign into law a foster children’s bill of rights. The bill was signed by the governor...
13:08, 2019-06-05

Ted Cruz criticizes vasectomy bill, exposing his hypocrisy on reproduction rights Unwitting boost to Alabama Democrat pushing back on restrictive abortion laws by objecting to her vasectomy proposal on TwitterTed Cruz, the Republic...
20:24, 2020-02-17

Rights Groups Sue After DeSantis Signs ‘Poll Tax’ Bill Targeting Former Felons Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed into law a bill that equates to a poll tax on former felons whose voting rights were restored last year by...
23:48, 2019-06-29

Historic £2million lodge is Britain's costliest council house A MOTHER from Camden is living in Britain's most expensive council house worth £2million, it emerged today....
17:04, 2020-01-24

Skeletons that may be the remains of Revolutionary War soldiers discovered beneath historic house Skeletons have been discovered beneath a historic house in Connecticut that may be the remains of Revolutionary War soldiers....
15:44, 2019-12-20

Country House’s Owners Soaking In Historic Kentucky Derby 145 Victory LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – On Sunday the world is still buzzing after the historical running of Kentucky Derby 145. For the first time ever, the...
01:56, 2019-05-06

Alabama Senate passes a near-total ban on abortion, sends bill to governor; would be most restrictive abortion law in US MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Senate passes a near-total ban on abortion, sends bill to governor; would be most restrictive abortion law in US....
03:52, 2019-05-15

Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill set for vote by U.K. lawmakers Opening debate on the bill, Johnson said optimistically that after Jan, 31, “Brexit will be done, it will be over.”...
13:52, 2019-12-20

McConnell pledges vote on 9/11 bill after Stewart criticism WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund ...
00:00, 2019-06-26

New Brunswick’s minority government to put bill to confidence vote Premier Blaine Higgs says the legislation needs to pass before the end of the month, and he will make the decision a confidence vote....
21:52, 2019-12-12

The Latest: Missouri governor wants vote on abortion bill JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a Missouri bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Missouri’s R...
03:08, 2019-05-16

Bill proposes reference to rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian citizenship oath Hussen says the proposal demonstrates the Liberal government's commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and a renewed relationship based ...
03:00, 2019-05-29

Bernie Sanders leans into socialist label, touts 'economic bill of rights' Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Wednesday outlined his vision for a new "21st century economic bill of righ...
21:56, 2019-06-12

California landmark workers' rights bill sends waves through gig economy firms Rideshare giants Uber and Lyft say they will avoid reclassifying their drivers and are prepared to take the issue to state votersCalifornia legislato...
00:00, 2019-09-12

Vladimir Putin's response to the historic impeachment vote against Trump is basically a pro-Trump talking point Alexei Nikolsky\TASS via Getty Images Russia's Vladimir Putin defended President Donald Trump on Thursday after the US House of Representatives passe...
14:08, 2019-12-19

Fourth skeleton that may be the remains of a Revolutionary War soldier discovered beneath historic house Archaeologists in Connecticut have discovered another skeleton that may be the remains of a Revolutionary War soldier beneath a historic house in Fai...
17:16, 2020-02-10

Boris Johnson suffers fourth defeat in Lords as peers vote for greater rights for unaccompanied child refugees Boris Johnson has suffered a fourth defeat in the House of Lords after peers voted to ensure the rights of child refugees to be reunited with their f...
17:20, 2020-01-21

Major Mishap: Colorado Just Tried Restoring Voting Rights To 30,000 Felons But Accidentally Gave Jared Fogle The Right To Vote 30,000 Times Instead What could have been a major victory for progressive criminal justice reform in Colorado went horribly awry yesterday due to a devastating bureaucrat...
22:28, 2019-09-04

De Blasio no fan of NYC council bill to let green card holders vote Mayor Bill de Blasio threw cold water on a controversial bill Friday that would allow non-US citizens with green cards or other legal working papers ...
23:48, 2020-01-24

MPs vote to drop child refugee protections from Brexit bill Commitment to reunite children with family members in UK to be removed from withdrawal billThe Commons has rejected proposals to keep protections for...
22:32, 2020-01-08

Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill heads for Lords after MPs’ vote PM wins majority of 99 in vote, as MPs reject pledge to reunite separated refugee familiesBoris Johnson’s Brexit bill cleared the House of Commons on...
22:36, 2020-01-09

NC Senate vote means showdown nears on immigration bill RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican-controlled General Assembly is heading for a showdown with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper as legislators near final p...
03:24, 2019-06-25

Trump: African Americans won’t be able to vote for Biden over crime bill President Trump wrapped up his four-day trip to Japan, and quickly turned his attention back to domestic politics — ripping Joe Biden for backing a t...
00:24, 2019-05-28

How did my MP vote on Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement Bill? MPs have voted for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to take the UK out of the EU, ending a series of defeats for the government on Brexit....
10:24, 2019-10-23

Brexit: new bill to include MPs' vote on second referendum, May says – live news Prime minister offers option of fresh vote if MPs pass withdrawal bill, which will be published ‘in next few days’ How May summed up her “New Brexit ...
18:04, 2019-05-21

Presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio courting that coveted “ska fan” vote When New York City mayor Bill de Blasio launched his presidential campaign last week, the announcement was met with a resounding “why?” The Democrati...
19:12, 2019-05-21

The Latest: British govt delays vote on Brexit bill LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The British government has delayed plans ...
13:28, 2019-05-23

Democrats sink effort to vote on defense spending bill Bradleys roll into Syria as troop numbers rise again — Afghan casualties on the rise as Taliban step up attacks...
15:32, 2019-11-01

NY lawmaker introduces bill that would give prisoners the ability to vote A Brooklyn state lawmaker wants to give inmates behind-the-bars ballot access. State Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) introduced a new bill ahead of el...
05:40, 2019-10-31

California Uber and Lyft drivers rally for bill granting rights to contract workers The two companies have spoken against the legislation, which would classify drivers as employees and enact worker protectionsDozens of drivers for Ub...
02:56, 2019-08-28

National Archives confirm Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights safe after D.C. flooding Dangerous flash floods have rocked the Washington, D.C. area on Monday, but the nation's founding documents are safe, according to The National Archi...
00:24, 2019-07-09

Global markets fall after Trump approves Hong Kong human rights bill The Trump-backed bills could potentially increase tensions as the U.S. and China talk about ending their trade war....
18:24, 2019-11-28

LIVE: House of Representatives holds historic hearing expected to culminate in Trump's impeachment Reuters The House of Representatives on Wednesday kicked off a historic hearing that is expected to culminate in the impeachment of President Donald ...
15:44, 2019-12-18

The Latest: Hong Kong sets June 20 vote on contentious bill HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the controversy over Hong Kong’s extradition laws (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The head of Hong Kong’s leg...
12:16, 2019-06-11

Six Labour MPs defy party whips to vote for Johnson’s Brexit bill Thirty-two Labour MPs abstain as EU withdrawal agreement bill passes with majority of 124Latest politics news - live updatesSix Labour MPs defied par...
18:40, 2019-12-20

McConnell bill to raise legal smoking age to 21 to get vote in Senate panel A bill to increase the minimum age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21 is set for a vote in a key Senate committee Wednesday....
18:28, 2019-06-24

Critics from both parties slam council bill letting non-citizens vote Opponents say the legislation, drafted by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) and expected to be introduced Thursday, not only cheapens voting ...
19:52, 2020-01-22

Democrats to vote on $1.4 trillion spending bill to forestall government shutdown The spending legislation would forestall a government shutdown this weekend and give Trump steady funding for his U.S.-Mexico border fence....
18:16, 2019-12-17

Brexit: MPs vote by 358 to 234 to pass the withdrawal agreement bill – live news MPs vote on the EU withdrawal agreement bill, and Clive Lewis becomes the second Labour MP to enter party’s leadership contestBoris Johnson asks UK t...
15:44, 2019-12-20

A Poll Tax By Any Other Name: Florida’s Senate Mandates Bill Payment Before Felons Get to Vote Last week, Florida’s House set things in motion with regard to mandating felons meet certain “financial obligations” before having their voting right...
05:32, 2019-05-03

Alabama senate delays vote on strict anti-abortion bill Alabama's state senate on Thursday delayed a vote on the nation's strictest abortion bill until Tuesday, a spokeswoman for a senator said....
18:52, 2019-05-09

Single vote prevents Kansas Medicaid expansion bill from advancing Legislation to advance the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Kansas failed by a single vote Wednesday, likely killing the bill until the next legislati...
11:56, 2019-05-02

Brexit: MPs vote on second reading of bill that could block no deal – live news Prime minister threatens to seek snap general election after crucial vote passed on TuesdayExplained: who are the 21 Tory rebels and will an election...
18:12, 2019-09-04

Single typo in state bill would have automatically registered non-citizens to vote A typo in the state’s automatic voter registration bill would have forced non-citizens to register despite their ineligibility — but lawmakers ...
02:52, 2019-06-21

Michael Gove refuses to confirm Brexit bill vote will go ahead Environment secretary says it is time to reflect on May’s ‘new deal’ and consider all optionsAll today’s Brexit news - live updatesMichael Gove has r...
11:12, 2019-05-22

Gavin Grimm: victory for trans student as US judge rules bathroom bill violated rights Decision is a major victory in case that has come to embody the debate around transgender student rightsA federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that...
03:56, 2019-08-10

Trump mocks Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff after House passes resolution attempting to curb the president's power to wage war NO TIME TO CALL: Just hours after the House approved a resolution aimed at limiting President Trump’s authority to use military force against Iran wi...
13:28, 2020-01-10

Homes of the week: an Essex countryside mansion, a Thameside penthouse and a historic one-bedroom terrace house Homes for sale in the spotlight this week include a riverside penthouse overlooking Tower Bridge, a countryside mansion and a historic one-bedroom te...
09:56, 2019-08-21

Colorado Democrats vote down bill that would protect babies born after failed abortions House Democrats in Colorado voted down two bills that would have banned late-term abortions and held doctors accountable if they didn’t attempt to sa...
21:12, 2020-02-13

Schumer, King call for McConnell to allow Senate vote on background check bill Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and GOP Rep. Peter King on Tuesday will call on the Senate to vote for House-passed background check legislation...
15:24, 2019-08-06

Theresa May says revised Withdrawal Agreement Bill will give MPs chance to vote on second referendum Prime Minister Theresa May has said her revised Brexit bill will give MPs the chance to vote on whether to hold a second referendum....
18:00, 2019-05-21

May averts Tory mutiny by agreeing to set her exit date after Brexit bill vote 1922 Committee agrees to let PM wait until after vote on withdrawal agreement bill in early JuneFollow the day’s political developments – liveTheresa...
16:56, 2019-05-16

Maine legislators vote to legalize assisted suicide; governor not saying whether she’ll sign bill AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine legislators vote to legalize assisted suicide; governor not saying whether she’ll sign bill....
18:04, 2019-06-04

Zali Steggall to unveil climate change bill and push for a conscience vote for MPs ‘Now is the time’ for ‘modern Liberals’ to speak for their community rather than toe the party line, independent MP saysThe woman who toppled Tony Ab...
17:36, 2020-02-09

Trump hints at vetoing Hong Kong human rights bill to ease trade talks with China President Trump suggested Friday that he might veto a bipartisan Hong Kong human rights bill because it could complicate a trade deal he is negotiati...
17:16, 2019-11-22

House vote, and on to the Senate: What’s next in impeachment House leaders are preparing for the final impeachment vote just as lawmakers are about to leave for the holiday break. Approval would set up a 2020 t...
21:32, 2019-12-16

Brexit news latest: How did my MP vote on Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement Bill? MPs have voted for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to take the UK out of the EU, ending a series of defeats for the government on Brexit....
23:08, 2019-10-22

NY lawmakers vote to allow release of Trump’s state tax returns to Democrats in Congress; bill on way to governor ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — NY lawmakers vote to allow release of Trump’s state tax returns to Democrats in Congress; bill on way to governor....
19:28, 2019-05-22

Trump's signing of a Hong Kong human rights bill reportedly slashed efforts towards a China trade deal Reuters/Jonathan Ernst President Donald Trump last week signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, a bill which requires the State Departme...
04:28, 2019-12-02

Trump signs bill to defend human rights in Hong Kong in a powerful act that is likely to put an additional strain on relations with China REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, taking a powerful stand against China...
01:00, 2019-11-28

Germany's upper house set to vote on e-scooters The German Bundesrat is to vote on whether to approve electric scooters on the country's roads and bike paths. Most major European countries, except ...
10:20, 2019-05-17

House to vote on whether to consider articles of impeachment for Trump The House is slated to vote later Wednesday on whether to immediately consider articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, the first barometer of e...
16:20, 2019-07-17

House cancels vote on pay raises for lawmakers House Democrats withdrew a bill scheduled for a vote this week that would have provided a cost of living pay increase to lawmakers and congressional ...
02:32, 2019-06-11

House could vote today on impeaching Trump The Democrat-controlled House will “likely” vote on Rep. Al Green’s articles of impeachment against President Trump later Wednesday...
17:04, 2019-07-17

House will vote on war powers resolution Thursday Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will vote Thursday on a resolution limiting President Trump's military action with Iran....
23:24, 2020-01-08

CULTIVATED: Here's who's raking in millions on cannabis deals, cannabis legislation passes the House, and more. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski Welcome to Cultivated, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalitie...
22:32, 2019-09-27