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Some Republican lawmakers break with party on climate change

A small but growing number of Republican legislators are pressing for action on climate change, driven by mood reversals among GOP voters and the impact of global warming from stronger cyclones to more destructive forest fires. What they consider to be GOP principles favors market-oriented solutions over government regulations. Many are loyal followers of President Trump, but they say goodbye …

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If you own a car in Illinois, smoke or buy gasoline, you pay more: A look at the fees and taxes paid by lawmakers

The Illinois will pay more for gasoline, cigarettes and annual license plate fees to pay the $ 45 billion public works plan that the General Assembly approved in the final days of its spring session. Republicans and Democrats have teamed up to support The tax hikes, which finance major modernization of roads, bridges, and transportation routes, have shaped "Rebuild Illinois." …

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Angry lawmakers want to block Trump's Saudi arms sales

Lawmakers fretting over President Trump Donald John TrumpDemocrat announces Wednesday's Senate bid against Lindsey Graham Harris to cover Trump in Japan for last-minute dress code MORE The decision bypassing Congress and selling arms to Saudi Arabia and other allies on the Gulf is now looking for a way to thwart the sale. Experts say that legislative options exist despite Trump's …

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US lawmakers call on the FBI to investigate the Libyan General trumpeted by Trump

The letter comes a month after President Donald Trump praised Haftar on a phone call as the Field Marshal's forces continued their offensive against the United Nations and US-backed government in Tripoli. "A United States citizen directly undermines United States policies in Libya, including US support for a United Nations-led mediation process and the internationally-recognized Libyan government, are designed to …

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Venezuela Crisis: More Opposition Lawmakers Charged with High Treason

Image Rights Getty Images Caption Legislators were prevented from entering the National Assembly The Supreme Court of Venezuela has indicted four opposition MPs of betrayal and conspiracy, a few days after they had raised similar allegations against ten other lawmakers Maduro in April. Last week, a lawmaker was arrested and several escaped in embassies. Meanwhile, security forces blocked the parliament …

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Alabama lawmakers ban almost all abortions in the state: NPR

The Alabama Senate has issued an abortion ban that is one of the most restrictive in the United States. The bill would make it a crime for doctors to perform abortions at any stage of pregnancy, unless a woman's life is threatened or there is a fatal fetal anomaly. Dave Martin / AP Hide Caption Switch caption Dave Martin / …

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