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Texas Legislature approves expanded penalties and prohibitions on bestiality

The two chambers adjourned late at night, without any apparent compromise on those issues, which Patrick has said are worth carrying into an overtime round. "We've got plenty of time to continue in this regular session", Abbott said, adding that it would be "highly inappropriate" for a football player in the fourth quarter of a game to start talking about overtime.


California Senate backs longshot single-payer care bill

California Senate backs longshot single-payer care bill

Ricardo Lara , D-Bell Gardens, the bill's co-sponsor, primarily referring to its lack of a financing mechanism. California lawmakers took steps to address the state's affordable housing shortage Thursday by passing bills to speed construction and generate money for subsidized housing.



Paris Climate Agreement: Four US states join alliance committed to upholding deal

On Thursday, the governors of California, New York and Washington agreed to establish the US Climate Alliance, which would bring together states that support the Paris deal. Mr Bloomberg is the United Nations special envoy for cities and climate change. As a major legacy polluter, the USA has a responsibility to mitigate the damage.


Most Americans want Senate to change or ditch House health-care bill

Most Americans want Senate to change or ditch House health-care bill

Burr, the Republican chairman of the Intelligence Committee, said the America Health Care Act the House passed is "dead on arrival" in the Senate and "it's not a good plan". In an interview with a North Carolina news station , Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) said he doesn't think Congress is going to reach a deal to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) any time soon, according to The Hill .



Trump's 'covfefe' tweet leaves Internet guessing

Jimmy Kimmel tweeted a response, saying "What makes me sad is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe ". If you wanted to personalized your NY license plate as " COVFEFE ", you'll have to pick something else. He blew past follow-up questions about the meaning of covfefe . One user tweeted that New York's hottest nightclub is #Covfefe. Republican strategist Liz Mair, by contrast, saw it as a way for the White House to create a distraction from negative stories ...



Trump administration appeals travel ban to Supreme Court

Given the case's high-profile nature, the full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia heard the arguments last week - bypassing the usual initial three-judge panel - for the first time in a quarter of a century. The Hawaii order covers both, and Wall said at oral arguments in the 4th Circuit case that the order has prevented the government from moving forward on those objectives.