Elections

February 23, 2019 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In town halls, television interviews and social media posts, Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support for "Medicare-for-all," higher taxes on the wealthy and a war on climate change. But foreign policy, one of the chief responsibilities of a president, is...
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February 23, 2019 - 4:46 pm
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Nigeria's army says it killed six people it describes as "political hoodlums" in Rivers state in the deadliest reported confrontation on election day. Spokesman Sagir Musa said in a statement that a lieutenant also...
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February 23, 2019 - 10:10 am
DAURA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials began counting votes in its delayed election on Saturday, after gunfire and explosions started voting day, as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa's most populous nation. The vote, widely seen as too close to call, also was marred by...
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February 23, 2019 - 6:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's sentencing memorandum for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was not publicly available late Friday, suggesting the document may still be under seal...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:57 pm
DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has hired an Iowa organizer as he considers a 2020 Democratic presidential bid. Hickenlooper's Leadership PAC hired Ferguson Yacyshyn as an adviser. If Hickenlooper runs, Yacyshyn would likely become the campaign's caucus director. Yacyshyn was...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:41 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets in several towns to denounce ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term. Security was tight Friday in the capital, Algiers, where thousands of protesters headed to Martyrs Square in the city center. The crowd...
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February 22, 2019 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public. The position catapults him from Justice...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:32 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Though the national political focus has largely turned to the 2020 presidential campaign, three Southern states will see hard-fought governors' races this year, with Democrats trying to show they can compete in Donald Trump territory. Democrats hope to unseat Kentucky's...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:27 am
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Mariam Musa gestured with her hand toward her mouth, twisting her face as she told of her main problem: not enough to eat or drink. In the makeshift camp for Nigerians who have fled Boko Haram violence, the 32-year-old widow says that the upcoming presidential vote isn't a...
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February 22, 2019 - 4:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic. Moldovans go to the polls Sunday in an election that pits the...
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