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  • With court defeat, GOP health law effort now aimed at '16

    The Supreme Court's resounding rejection of a conservative attempt to gut President Barack Obama's health care overhaul won't stop Republicans from attacking the law they detest. But now, their efforts will be chiefly about teeing up the issue for the...
  • 'What a model for his faith:' President Obama eulogizes state Sen. Pinckney

    CHARLESTON, S.C. Clementa Pinckney, the South Carolina state senator and church pastor gunned down with eight of his parishioners last week, was remembered at a service Friday as a man of God and a public servant whose violent death could change race...
  • Obama embraces race, religion in moving address at Charleston funeral

    Obama embraces race, religion in moving address at Charleston funeral
    President Obama challenged the nation Friday to face up to its legacy of racial discrimination, insisting that it would betray the memory of the victims of the black church massacre here to “allow ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence once...
  • The court and Illinois marriage law

    The court and Illinois marriage law
    On Nov. 20, 2013, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois. Since then, several thousand gay couples have gotten married here. That doesn't mean the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide isn't...
  • The Latest: Georgia stops issuing Confederate plates

    The latest in the Charleston church shooting. (All times local.) __ 9 p.m. Georgia has stopped issuing a specialty license plate featuring two Confederate battle flags, and a top official in Gov. Nathan Deal's administration has ordered that changes be...
  • President Obama eulogizes South Carolina state Sen. Pinckney

    CHARLESTON, S.C. Clementa Pinckney, the South Carolina state senator and pastor gunned down with eight of his parishioners last week, was remembered Friday as a man of God and a public servant whose death could change race relations. "What a life...
  • Floridians lead charge to block outreach to Cuba

    South Floridians in Congress are leading a legislative attack on President Barack Obama's opening to Cuba, hoping to shut down new flights and ferries and further restrict the way American dollars can be spent on the island. Unable to reverse the...
  • Fast-track trade bill to get another vote in Congress on Thursday

    Fast-track trade bill to get another vote in Congress on Thursday
    Trying to salvage President Obama's trade agenda, Republican leaders in Congress plan to vote again Thursday on legislation giving the president fast-track negotiating authority, sidestepping House Democrats’ opposition and leaving the future of a...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Gov. Haley's call to take down flag follows 15 years of GOP refusal to revisit the issue For 15 years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to revisit the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds, saying the law that took it off the dome was a bipartisan...
  • Rep. Danny Davis' Azerbaijan trip still under ethics review by U.S. House

    Rep. Danny Davis' Azerbaijan trip still under ethics review by U.S. House
    The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will continue its review of an all-expenses-paid trip to Azerbaijan that House Democrat Danny Davis of Chicago and eight other House lawmakers took in 2013. Davis, a Chicago Democrat, made the trip after the...
  • Republicans return donations from white supremacist

    Republican presidential candidates, GOP lawmakers and the lone black Republican in the House are returning donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof or giving the money to charity. Rep....