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Deadline to leave pipeline protest camp won't be extended

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 9:07pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 9:30pm

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in...

Kansas governor to veto income tax hike meant to fix budget

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 9:00pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 9:30pm

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised publicly Tuesday to veto a bill that would roll back personal income tax cuts he's championed, calling the bipartisan measure...

Canadian international Nik Ledgerwood named FC Edmonton's new captain

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 8:45pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 9:15pm

EDMONTON — Canadian international Nik Ledgerwood has been named captain of FC Edmonton.

The 32-year-old midfielder from Lethbridge, Alta., succeeds defender Albert...

Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 8:35pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 9:00pm

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in...

Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights.

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 8:09pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 8:30pm

PARIS — Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the...

Utah moves to toss school ban on 'advocacy of homosexuality'

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 8:08pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 8:30pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to get rid of a state law that bans the "advocacy of homosexuality" in schools, a move driven by a court challenge...

Family, attorney denied access to hospitalized asylum seeker

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 8:08pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 8:30pm

DALLAS — Attorneys for a Salvadoran woman who collapsed in a Texas detention centre earlier this month as she seeks asylum said Tuesday that family and lawyers have been denied...

Official: Reforms didn't cut sentence of suspect in killing

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 8:00pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 8:30pm

LOS ANGELES — A gang member suspected of shooting two California police officers, killing one of them, was released from prison last year on probation under a criminal justice...

Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 7:50pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 8:15pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighbourhood inundated Tuesday by water from an...

State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 7:39pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 8:00pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis,...

No penalty for furling Confederate-themed Mississippi flag

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 7:31pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 8:00pm

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi House has rejected an effort to punish universities for not flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem....

South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 7:31pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 8:00pm

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution...

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