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  • Utah lobbyists required to wear badges Aug. 1

    By MICHELLE L. PRICE - Associated Press

    Starting Friday, a new law requires Utah lobbyists to wear name tags featuring the word "lobbyist" whenever they're trying to influence public officials at the state Capitol. Published August 1, 2014

  • Cruz attacks Shaheen on immigration

    By STEVE PEOPLES - Associated Press

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has joined Republicans injecting immigration into New Hampshire's U.S. Senate contest. Published August 1, 2014

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    Before television, Kentucky politicians had to travel to the annual Fancy Farm picnic to make sure their message got out to a large crowd. Published August 1, 2014

  • House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills

    By DONNA CASSATA and ERICA WERNER - Associated Press

    House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that would clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Published August 1, 2014

  • Maine senators visiting US-Mexico border

    By Associated Press

    U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine are part of a congressional delegation that's visiting the U.S.-Mexican border to gather more information about the immigration crisis. Published August 1, 2014

  • Driver charged in Arkansas for illegal transport

    By Associated Press

    Federal authorities have charged a Guatemalan man arrested in Arkansas with transporting people who are in the country without legal permission. Published August 1, 2014

  • Colorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants

    By IVAN MORENO - Associated Press

    Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws. Published August 1, 2014

  • Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

    By IVAN MORENO - Associated Press

    Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws. Published August 1, 2014

  • Kansas City moves to ban open carry of firearms

    By Associated Press

    The city council in Kansas City has voted unanimously to ban the open carry of firearms, but the law could be stripped by a measure state lawmakers have approved to limit cities' abilities to craft such rules. Published August 1, 2014

  • CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

    By KEN DILANIAN - Associated Press

    For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided against the CIA on each key point of the dispute with the Senate. Published August 1, 2014

  • Defense grills witness in ex-Virginia gov's trial

    By LARRY O'DELL and ALAN SUDERMAN - Associated Press

    A defense lawyer is attacking the credibility of the key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife. Published August 1, 2014

  • Lawmakers pass major bills as formal sessions end

    By STEVE LeBLANC - Associated Press

    Massachusetts lawmakers approved several major pieces of legislation early Friday morning, blowing past a midnight deadline in a somewhat chaotic finish to the end of formal meetings in their two-year session that began in January 2013. Published August 1, 2014

  • LePage wants welfare lawsuit put in federal court

    By Associated Press

    Gov. Paul LePage's administration wants to move a lawsuit over municipal welfare benefits to federal court. Published August 1, 2014

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