Local elections

In this Sept. 25, 2019 photo, shows the polling site in Hazlehurst, GA.,that was closed by county election officials in 2017. The site reopened two years later after concerned voters and civil rights organizations protested. (AP Photo/Benjamin Nadler)
December 07, 2019 - 7:27 am
HAZLEHURST, Ga. (AP) — When local election officials shut down a polling site in a predominantly black area of a rural Georgia county, displaced voters couldn’t look to the federal government to intervene as it once did in areas with a history of racial disenfranchisement. So residents banded...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden takes a selfie with supporters following a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
November 30, 2019 - 11:35 pm
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden launched an eight-day bus tour of Iowa on Saturday projecting confidence, ignoring his many Democratic presidential competitors and pledging that he will unseat President Donald Trump in 2020. The former vice president pledged first to win the Feb. 3 Iowa...
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A resident confronts riot police outside of the Prince Edward metro station in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 30, 2019 - 9:49 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory. The rally at a park downtown was among several peaceful gatherings...
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Hard hats and pieces of cloth linked to form the words SOS, placed by protesters, are seen on the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. A major tunnel in Hong Kong reopened on Wednesday as a weeklong police siege of a nearby university appeared to be winding down, closing one of the more violent chapters in the city's anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 27, 2019 - 5:13 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said Wednesday that they will enter a blockaded university to clean up hazardous material before lifting a 10-day siege, after civilian search teams found no evidence of any protesters still holding out. Police district chief Ho Yun-sing said safety teams...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Lam has refused to offer any concessions to anti-government protesters after a local election setback. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 26, 2019 - 11:39 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 3:45 a.m. Wednesday President Donald Trump says he stands with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Trump told reporters Tuesday at the White House that is message is “We are with them." Trump cited his "very good...
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Professor Alex Wai, Vice President of the Polytechnic University, takes in the vandalized campus as he leads a team of school officials and first aid providers to look for holed up protesters on a roof top of the campus in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam refused to offer any concessions to anti-government protesters despite a local election trouncing, saying Tuesday that she will instead accelerate dialogue and identify ways to address societal grievances. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 26, 2019 - 5:57 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A weeklong police siege of a university in Hong Kong may be winding down, closing one of the more violent chapters in the city’s long-running anti-government protests. A search of the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus Tuesday found just one woman, in weak condition, and a senior...
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Protesters hold placards baring the words "Release People", shout slogan as they gather near the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Hong Kong's pro-democracy opposition won a stunning landslide victory in weekend local elections in a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam over her handling of violent protests that have divided the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 25, 2019 - 9:36 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday she would “seriously reflect” on a stunning landslide victory by pro-democracy candidates in the city’s local election that was a clear rebuke of how she has handled violent protests that divided the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Pro-...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, district council candidate Cathy Yau walks during her campaign at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. Yau. a former police officer, grew exasperated as police used more force to quell the unrest. She quit the force in July after 11 years and is running in Sunday's district polls that are widely expected to deliver a decisive victory for the six-month-old movement seeking democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
November 22, 2019 - 6:56 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Cathy Yau remembers the first time she was called a “dirty cop” by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters, days after police deployed tear gas to repel tens of thousands of black-clad demonstrators blocking the legislature. The former officer, exasperated at the increasing use of...
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An "SOS" sign formed with clothes and helmets by protesters is seen inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Six masked protesters surrendered early Friday morning in Hong Kong, bringing to about 30 the number that have come out in the past day from the university campus surrounded by police. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 22, 2019 - 5:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Friday suspended its decision to strike down a government ban on wearing face masks at protests, allowing police to enforce the decree for another week around keenly contested local elections in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The court had ruled Monday...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert Hur announces an 11-count indictment against former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh at a news conference in Baltimore on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The disgraced former mayor has been charged with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
November 20, 2019 - 3:21 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of arranging...
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