National elections

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 16, 2020 - 8:33 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee have expanded their fundraising agreement to include 26 state parties as Democrats look to dent the Republicans’ money advantage and build a national campaign foundation heading into the November election. The arrangement allows a new $...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., smiles during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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May 16, 2020 - 3:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House, an election-year measure designed to brace a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system struggling to contain a pandemic still pummeling the country. Friday's 208-199 vote, with all but...
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Children of migrant workers from other states wait outside a railway station to catch a train to return to their hometowns, in Mumbai, India, Friday, May 15, 2020. The pandemic has exposed India's deep economic divide as millions of migrant workers have left Indian cities with luggage bags perched on their heads and children in their arms, walking down highways in desperate attempts to reach the countryside. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
May 16, 2020 - 12:32 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses China in coronavirus infection...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., smiles during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 15, 2020 - 9:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday, an election-year measure designed to brace a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system struggling to contain a pandemic still pummeling the country. The 208-199 vote, over strong...
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May 15, 2020 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal appeals court judges seemed inclined during oral arguments Friday to let New York’s Democratic presidential primary proceed next month despite state claims that it could threaten the safety of voters during a pandemic. The three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of...
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FILE - March 10, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee. But the process of making it official is anything but settled. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 15, 2020 - 2:33 pm
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will hire by June at least 600 field staffers dedicated to an “expanded map” of battleground states, his campaign manager said Friday, despite a continued financial gap with President Donald Trump’s reelection behemoth. Biden’s campaign manager...
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New candidate in Poland's presidential election for the opposition Civic Coalition, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski talks to reporters in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Poland's main opposition party on Friday named Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski as its new candidate in the country's trouble-ridden presidential election. The previous candidate for the center-liberal Civic Platform party and its smaller partners, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, quit the race earlier in the day because she lost almost all support when she called for a boycott of the election held amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 15, 2020 - 11:40 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition party on Friday named Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski as its new candidate in the country's trouble-ridden presidential election. The previous candidate for the center-liberal Civic Platform party and its smaller partners, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska,...
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This combination of photos shows the cover art for "Rodham," a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld, left, and a portrait of Sittenfeld. (Random House via AP, left, and Josephine Sittenfeld/Random House via AP)
May 15, 2020 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Over the past few years, author Curtis Sittenfeld has gotten to know Hillary Clinton in a way uniquely suited for a novelist — by writing a work of fiction about her. “I was definitely an admirer of Hillary before I started the book, but writing from her perspective made me feel...
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In this Monday, May 11, 2020 photo, Irvin Hilts, 72, waits for a hair cut outside a barber shop in Sun City Center, Fla. Hilts voted for President Donald Trump in 2016, but has grown frustrated with the tumult surroounding his administration. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 15, 2020 - 6:38 am
SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's path to reelection runs through places like Sun City Center, a former cow pasture south of Tampa, Florida, that's now home to a booming retirement community. But some residents in this conservative swath of America's premier battleground are...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017, file photo Vice President Joe Biden listens during a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, where President Barack Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 15, 2020 - 5:28 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic candidate Joe Biden said that if he wins the presidency he would not use his power to pardon Donald Trump or stop any investigations of Trump and his associates. “It is not something the president is entitled to do, to direct a prosecution or decide to drop a case,” Biden...
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