Special interest groups

June 20, 2017 - 9:23 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The nation's largest servicer of federal student loans has lobbied against states' efforts to license student loan servicers in Maine and elsewhere this year as it seeks to become the nation's single servicer of student loans under a plan backed by U.S. Education Secretary...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump listens as his daughter, Ivanka Trump, speaks at a workforce development roundtable at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis. Frustrated with her father, liberal advocacy groups are turning some of their focus to first daughter Ivanka Trump. In recent weeks, some activists have tried to pressure Ivanka Trump, appealing for her help on climate change, international labor conditions and immigration. The first daughter, an influential adviser to President Donald Trump in her own right, has sought to stay out of the fray. But the efforts underscore the politically charged position she occupies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 19, 2017 - 3:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting nowhere with her father, liberal advocacy groups have been looking for an ally in Ivanka Trump. They haven't had much luck. In recent weeks, activists have been appealing to the younger Trump for help on climate change, international labor conditions and immigration. But...
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June 19, 2017 - 3:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting nowhere with her father, liberal advocacy groups have been looking for an ally in Ivanka Trump. They haven't had much luck. In recent weeks, activists have been appealing to the younger Trump for help on climate change, international labor conditions and immigration. But...
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June 14, 2017 - 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department announced Wednesday that it will change two key Obama-era rules governing student loan forgiveness in cases involving fraud and misconduct by universities. The department said it will convene special committees to rewrite Borrower Defense to Repayment and...
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Rep. Adam Schiff, right, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speak during the Los Angeles LGBTQ #ResistMarch, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 11, 2017 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of LGBT rights marched and rallied in the nation's capital and dozens of other U.S. cities on Sunday, celebrating gains but angry over threats posed by the administration of President Donald Trump. The centerpiece event, the Equality March in Washington, was endorsed by...
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Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 11, 2017 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation's capital, and dozens of other cities across the U.S., supporters of LGBT rights mobilized for marches and rallies Sunday, celebrating their gains but angered over threats to those advances. The centerpiece event, the Equality March in Washington, was endorsed by...
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Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 11, 2017 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation's capital, and dozens of other cities across the U.S., supporters of LGBT rights mobilized for marches and rallies Sunday, celebrating their gains but angered over threats to those advances. The centerpiece event, the Equality March in Washington, was endorsed by...
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June 11, 2017 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation's capital, and dozens of other cities across the U.S., supporters of LGBT rights mobilized for marches and rallies Sunday, celebrating their gains but angered over threats to those advances. The centerpiece event, the Equality March in Washington, was endorsed by...
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June 11, 2017 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation's capital, and dozens of other cities across the U.S., supporters of LGBT rights are gathering for marches and rallies Sunday, celebrating their gains but also angered over threats to those advances. The centerpiece event, the Equality March in Washington, has been...
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FILE - In an Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, attorney Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project argues on behalf of Tommy, a chimpanzee, before the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, in Albany, N.Y. A New York appeals court on Thursday, June 8, 2017 is upholding a lower court’s ruling that two adult male chimpanzees don’t have the legal rights of people. Wise had argued to the appeals court in March that adult male chimps named Tommy and Kiko should be granted a writ of habeas corpus. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
June 08, 2017 - 7:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two chimpanzees that were caged at a trailer lot and at a primate sanctuary don't have the legal rights of people in New York, an appeals court said Thursday. Nonhuman Rights Project attorney Steven Wise had argued to the appeals court in March that adult male chimps Tommy and Kiko...
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