General elections

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019 file photo, Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley speaks to members of the media outside Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in Dayton. With a period of around 10 weeks, Dayton dealt with a Ku Klux Klan rally, a string of devastating tornadoes, and a mass shooting that killed nine people. Whaley says those events reflect a lack on action on national issues of white supremacist activity, climate change and gun violence. Her end-of-the-year reflections include searing memories of the natural disaster and attack as she looks ahead to a year dedicated to “healing and transformation.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
December 27, 2019 - 7:07 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — As she considers all that has happened to her Ohio city in 2019, Dayton's mayor sees a cautionary tale for the rest of the country. “I think about how Dayton is the tip of the spear on national issues that have gone unabated,” Nan Whaley said during a recent interview. In a...
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People look at a poster of Israel Prime Minister and governing Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu at a voting center in the northern Israeli city of Hadera, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Israel's governing Likud party was holding primaries on Thursday, in the first serious internal challenge to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his more than a decade in power. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
December 26, 2019 - 6:31 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday scored a landslide victory in a primary race for leadership of the ruling Likud party, giving the embattled leader an important boost ahead of the country's third election in less than a year. The strong showing by Israel's...
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In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, photo, Karen Brenson Bell, from North Carolina, listens during an exercise run by military and national security officials, for state and local election officials to simulate different scenarios for the 2020 elections, in Springfield, Va. These government officials are on the front lines of a different kind of high-stakes battlefield, one in which they are helping to defend American democracy by ensuring free and fair elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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December 26, 2019 - 12:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation’s capital, a U.S. Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with military strategists than they might think. These government officials are on the front lines...
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December 26, 2019 - 10:12 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s new parliament on Thursday held its first session with no agreement on a government in sight. The two winning political parties have failed to create a coalition, disagreeing on who will get the post of president. The parliament coming out of the Oct. 6 snap general...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives at a stop on his bus tour, in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Joe Biden’s presidential bid got a boost Monday from one of the leading Latinos in Congress, with the chairman of the Hispanic Caucus' political arm endorsing the former vice president as Democrats’ best hope to defeat President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 23, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Joe Biden’s presidential bid got a boost Monday from one of the leading Latinos in Congress, with the chairman of the Hispanic Caucus' political arm endorsing the former vice president as Democrats’ best hope to defeat President Donald Trump. “People realize it’s a matter of life and death for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during a stop at the Corner Sundry in Indianola, Iowa. Democrat Amy Klobuchar says she will become the first major 2020 candidate to have visited all 99 Iowa counties after stops scheduled for Friday in the lead off caucus state. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 23, 2019 - 11:18 am
Democrat Amy Klobuchar — running for president as a person who can win even in conservative, rural areas — says she will become the first major 2020 candidate to have visited all 99 Iowa counties after stops scheduled for Friday in the leadoff caucus state. The Minnesota senator, who wrapped up a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2008, file photo Dixville Notch residents wait for the stroke of midnight to be the first voters for the nation's presidential election in Dixville Notch, N.H. The tiny, isolated community near the Canadian border known for casting ballots just after midnight in presidential elections may need to forfeit that tradition in 2020. The attorney general's office said the community is currently missing a required official in order to hold an election in the Feb. 11 primary. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)
December 23, 2019 - 8:55 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A tiny, isolated community near the Canadian border known for casting ballots just after the stroke of midnight in presidential elections may need to forfeit that tradition in 2020. Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, has been in the spotlight for years for voting first in the state...
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In this Dec. 17, 2019 photo, Venezuelan Opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido speaks during an extraordinary session at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Cracks have appeared in Guaido's base of support in the National Assembly, the only major institution controlled by the opposition. His reelection as congressional president is no longer assured and legislators' official terms expire in a few months. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
December 22, 2019 - 11:01 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Tour operator Alejandro Palacios joined hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans protesting in the streets early this year, wanting to believe that things would finally change in the country as upstart opposition leader Juan Guaidó rallied international support and promised a...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., answers a question during a town hall, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at North Central Junior High School in North Liberty, Iowa. ( Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
December 22, 2019 - 7:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Returning to the state where she was born, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren met privately with Native American tribal leaders Sunday and offered no new apology for the DNA test she took to counter President Donald Trump's taunts about her claim to American...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the start of their meeting inside 10 Downing Street in London. Afghanistan's election commission said the president has won a second term, earning 50.64% of a preliminary vote count announced Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, but his opponents can still challenge the result.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
December 22, 2019 - 8:08 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president has won a second term in office, securing a tiny majority of the ballots cast three months ago, according to a preliminary vote count announced Sunday. His opponents can still challenge those results. If the results hold and Ashraf Ghani remains...
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