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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, a group including three Democratic senators stand among the empty desks of Republican senators during a Senate floor session at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore. The divide in Oregon between the state’s liberal urban centers and its conservative rural areas makes it ripe for the political crisis unfolding over sweeping climate legislation. Eleven Republican senators are entering the seventh day of a walkout to deny the supermajority Democrats the quorum needed to vote on a cap-and-trade bill that would be the second of its kind in the U.S. (Connor Radnovich/Statesman-Journal via AP, File)
Divide between rural, urban Oregon is fueling climate fightA political fight over climate legislation in Oregon shows the widening divide between liberal cities and rural areas that are struggling financially
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FILE- In this April 26, 2019 file photo, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Christopher W. Cox speaks at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The National Rifle Association's top lobbyist has resigned in another sign of infighting within the powerful gun lobbying group, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Cox's departure comes just days after the NRA placed him on administrative leave, claiming he was part of a failed attempt to extort the longtime CEO. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
NRA's top lobbyist resigns amid turmoil within the groupThe National Rifle Association's top lobbyist has resigned in another sign of infighting within the powerful gun lobbying group
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Police: Ex-USC gynecologist arrested in sexual assault caseLos Angeles police say a former University of Southern California campus gynecologist has been arrested in connection with the sexual assaults of 16 patients
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Wisconsin Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz speaks out against the Republican version of the state budget up for Assembly approval on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin. Hintz was joined in the Assembly parlor by fellow Democrats and advocates for Medicaid expansion and other priorities Republicans killed in the budget. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
Tesla provision helps get Wisconsin legislator behind budgetWisconsin Republicans won a key legislator's support for the state budget Wednesday by inserting provisions in the spending plan that allow electric car manufacturer Tesla to open dealerships in the state
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The Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia is shown Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The owner of the largest oil refinery complex on the East Coast is telling officials that it will close the facility after a fire last week set off explosions and damaged the facility. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a Wednesday, June 26, statement that Philadelphia Energy Solutions has informed him of its decision.. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Refinery to close after fire; modest gas price impact seenAnalysts say summer travelers in the Mid-Atlantic region could see gas prices rise after the announcement that a Philadelphia oil refinery hit by a fire will close
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
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