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  • Judge says Texas mask mandate must extend to polling places

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled that Texas’ statewide mask mandate must include polling places, but election officials Wednesday did not rush to enforce the order that was handed down after more than 8 million people have already voted. U.S. District Judge Jason Pulliam, who was appointed last year by President Donald Trump, […]
  • Leaders in Wichita chastise 3 over plot to smear mayor

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Elected officeholders in Wichita are formally chastising three GOP officials over a plot to smear the Democratic mayor of Kansas’ largest city and then try to shift the blame to a local Republican Party chairman. The controversy stems from an ad published on YouTube during the mayoral election last year that […]
  • Media election planners prepare for a night of mystery

    NEW YORK (AP) — This coming weekend, CNN’s Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress when they tried to explain how television networks got 2000’s disputed election so spectacularly wrong. It’s required reading — perhaps never more than this year. Media planners are preaching caution in […]
  • Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

    NEW YORK (AP) — The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. Dozens of films, exploring issues from gerrymandering to white supremacists, have sought to illuminate the many issues and trends voters are confronting at the polls on Tuesday. In a presidential election of enormous stakes, filmmakers have rushed to […]
  • Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

    NEW YORK (AP) — The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. Dozens of films, exploring issues from gerrymandering to white supremacists, have sought to illuminate the many issues and trends voters are confronting at the polls on Tuesday. In a presidential election of enormous stakes, filmmakers have rushed to […]
  • Gun-wielding St. Louis couple seek prosecutor’s removal

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters who marched near their home will be in court Wednesday asking a judge to remove the city’s top prosecutor from the case. A grand jury earlier this month indicted Mark McCloskey, 63, and Patricia McCloskey, 61, on […]
  • Gun-wielding St. Louis couple seek prosecutor’s removal

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters who marched near their home will be in court Wednesday asking a judge to remove the city’s top prosecutor from the case. A grand jury earlier this month indicted Mark McCloskey, 63, and Patricia McCloskey, 61, on […]
  • Detroit-area councilman accused of handcuffing Trump critic

    EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are pursuing misdemeanor charges against a City Council member in the Detroit suburb of Warren who is accused of handcuffing a woman who placed Black Lives Matter stickers on President Donald Trump campaign signs, police said. The complaint against Eddie Kabacinski will be signed Wednesday after prosecutors gave approval for […]
  • Change of plea scheduled in Rudy Giuliani-related case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday for a man charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, to make illegal campaign contributions. The hearing for David Correia, scheduled to occur by video, was announced in a filing Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. If it […]
  • Black men’s votes courted as some search for political home

    NEW YORK (AP) — For Phillip Agnew, engaging Black male voters ahead of the general election isn’t just about persuading them to choose former Vice President Joe Biden over incumbent Donald Trump. As an activist and organizer who gained acclaim after leading protests in Florida over the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Agnew sees […]
  • Voting history of Detroit woman, 103, dates back to FDR

    DETROIT (AP) — Talu Massey is among the millions of Americans who voted before Nov. 3, resulting in record-breaking early turnout. But it’s far from the Detroit resident’s first election. Very far. She voted for FDR, after all. The 103-year-old is proud of her lengthy voting record, saying it’s every citizen’s “civic duty” to take […]
  • The Latest: Winfrey boosts Biden at get-out-the-vote event

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Joe Biden is getting a boost from Oprah Winfrey in the final days of the presidential campaign. The Democratic nominee made a surprise appearance Wednesday on a virtual get-out-the-vote event hosted by Winfrey that focused on voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota […]
  • Chris Paul leads march to voting site at N. Carolina college

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — NBA star Chris Paul led nearly 2,500 people on a march to an early-voting site at a historically Black college in North Carolina where he also takes classes. Paul was part of the “March to the Polls Part 2” event held Tuesday at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem Journal reported. The basketball […]
  • Growing area with rural roots a window into swing state Ohio

    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Wood County is a mix of just about everything that makes the entire state an election bellwether with its growing suburbs, a farm culture rooted in conservative values and a university that attracts younger, liberal-leaning voters. It’s also one of nine counties in the state that flipped for President […]
  • QAnon’s ‘Save the Children’ morphs into popular slogan

    MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — At a busy intersection in this small Illinois town, Lynn Vermillion smiles at passing drivers who honk their support for the colorful posters she and friends wave: “Save Our Children. Save their Children. Save ALL the Children.” As the U.S. presidential campaign heated up in recent months, the 57-year-old mother of […]
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