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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Senate panel is seeking answers from the state's licensing department over the handling of complaints against a Muskegon doctor who performed abortions. The Senate Judiciary Committee called in officials from the...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In May 2009, then 36-year-old Sterling Heights firefighter Chris Slezak, went to his doctor on a Monday because he felt out of shape and worn out. By that Friday, Slezak, who was active and healthy his entire life, got his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated at being left out of an immigration overhaul, gay rights groups are pushing to adjust a bipartisan Senate bill to include gay couples. But Democrats are treading carefully, wary of adding another divisive issue that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator said Friday the bombings in Boston raise questions about gaps in the U.S. immigration system, but a Democratic senator rejected such a connection and cautioned against conflating the Boston events with a new...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A bill to require the more than 40,000 people on Michigan's sex offender registry to pay an annual fee is igniting a debate over who should bear the costs for operating the system that tracks offenders. The bill recently...
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a Democratic bill expanding required federal background checks for nearly all gun purchases. The panel approved the measure by 10-8, supported by all Democrats and opposed by every...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday making gun trafficking a federal crime as lawmakers cast the first vote in Congress to curb firearms since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is opposing a ban on assault weapons sought by President Barack Obama. A Donnelly spokesman on Wednesday said that the Indiana lawmaker will vote against the ban but has not decided whether...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan lawmakers are looking to remove an age limit for judges. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to amend Michigan's constitution to let judges be elected or appointed after...
JULIE PACE,Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee plans to meet this week to consider three gun-related bills introduced in the first week of the state's legislative session. Gun purchases and licensing information would...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has made another effort to say animal cruelty is wrong, urging Alabama lawmakers to increase penalties for cockfighting. Vick says in a statement Monday that Alabama's...
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