Constitutions

Electoral campaign signs for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) stand next to a road junction in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The upcoming elections on Wednesday will take place 25 years after the end of apartheid and are the country's sixth all-race polls. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 07, 2019 - 12:05 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans go to the polls Wednesday for the sixth national elections since the demise of the harsh system of racial discrimination, although the country remains divided by economic inequality . The African National Congress, the...
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Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, right, confers with Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa as the senate debates on a felons voting rights bill which they sponsor during session Thursday May 2, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
May 03, 2019 - 7:53 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida felons will have to pay court-ordered financial obligations if they want their voting rights restored under a bill sent to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday that would implement a voter-approved constitutional amendment. The bill, though, caused outrage among...
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Ryo Hayasaka, left, an apparel buyer, and Haruka Miyajima, a retail industry worker, both 26 year-old, hold their marriage registration in front of a signboard of new era "Reiwa" at a ward office in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Japanese couples lined up to submit marriage documents as Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito takes the throne to mark a new start of the Reiwa era on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 01, 2019 - 2:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Emperor Naruhito's succession (all times local): 3 p.m. Japanese couples are lining up at government offices to submit their marriage documents to mark the beginning of Emperor Naruhito's era. At the Chiyoda ward office near the palace in Tokyo, dozens of couples from...
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National security adviser John Bolton speaks about Venezuela outside the West Wing of the White House, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 30, 2019 - 11:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration quickly declared enthusiastic support Tuesday for the Venezuelan opposition effort to spark a military uprising against embattled President Nicolas Maduro, hoping for decisive action in the political crisis that has engulfed the South American nation. Late...
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National security adviser John Bolton walks into the White House after speaking with reporters about the situation in Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 30, 2019 - 3:14 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The White House says it hopes an attempted military uprising in Venezuela will be "enough to tip" leader Nicolás Maduro out of power. National Security Adviser John Bolton says Tuesday that what's...
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during the first day of the Loya Jirga, or the consultative council in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 29, 2019. Afghanistan's president opened a grand council on Monday of more than 3,200 prominent Afghans seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban, but the gathering may further aggravate divisions within the U.S.-backed government. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
April 29, 2019 - 11:54 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president opened a grand council on Monday of more than 3,200 Afghans seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban, but the gathering may further aggravate divisions within the U.S.-backed government. President Ashraf Ghani hopes to...
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Supporters of Spanish Prime Minister and Socialist Party candidate Pedro Sanchez gather at the party headquarters waiting for results of the general election in Madrid, Sunday, April 28, 2019. Spain's governing Socialists won the country's national election Sunday but will need the backing of smaller parties to stay in power, while a far-right party rode a groundswell of support to enter the lower house of parliament for the first time in four decades, provisional results showed. At left is his wife Maria Begona Gomez. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
April 28, 2019 - 11:09 pm
MADRID (AP) — The latest on the Spanish national election (all times local): 5:05 a.m. Spain's governing Socialist Party has won the country's parliamentary election but will need backing from smaller parties to stay in power. And for the first time since the 1970s, a far-right party will have...
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Spain's Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Pedro Sanchez gestures to supporters outside the party headquarters following the general election in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 28, 2019. A divided Spain voted Sunday in its third general election in four years, with all eyes on whether a far-right party will enter Parliament for the first time in decades and potentially help unseat the Socialist government. At left is Sanchez wife Maria Begona Gomez.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
April 28, 2019 - 8:09 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's governing center-left Socialists won the country's election Sunday but must seek backing from smaller parties to maintain power, while a far-right party rode an unprecedented surge of support to enter the lower house of parliament for the first time in four decades. With 99%...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017 file photo, Roe v. Wade protesters sing the national anthem to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide in Topeka, Kan. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday, April 26, 2019, ruled for the first time that the state constitution protects abortion rights and has blocked a first-in-the-nation ban on a common second trimester procedure. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
April 26, 2019 - 5:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court declared for the first time Friday that the state constitution protects abortion rights, a sweeping ruling that blocks a ban on a common second trimester method for ending pregnancies and endangers other restrictions as well. The state Supreme Court's...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A federal judge will consider ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's argument that his conviction should be thrown out, a week before he's due to report to jail. The hearing Thursday, April 25, 2019, concerns Spanier's argument he was wrongly convicted in Pennsylvania state court for mishandling a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky under a version of the law that wasn't in place at that time. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 25, 2019 - 12:05 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is asking a federal magistrate judge to overturn his conviction, less than a week before he is scheduled to start serving two months in jail. Spanier was in a Scranton, Pennsylvania, courthouse Thursday as his lawyers argued it...
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