National elections

This 2007 photo provided by the Kamala Harris campaign shows her with her mother, Shyamala, at a Chinese New Year parade. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)
May 11, 2019 - 1:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Speaking from the Senate floor for the first time, Kamala Harris expressed gratitude for a woman on whose shoulders she said she stood. In her autobiography, Harris interspersed the well-worn details of her resume with an extended ode to the one she calls "the reason for everything...
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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, right, celebrates after the Independent Electoral Commission announced the final results in South Africa's general election in Pretoria, Saturday, May 11, 2019. South Africans voted Wednesday in a national election and results show that the ruling African National Congress party (ANC) has won the national elections but has seen its share of the vote drop significantly. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 11, 2019 - 1:17 pm
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's ruling African National Congress on Saturday marked its weakest victory in national elections in a quarter-century, while President Cyril Ramaphosa declared that the vote had given him and others "a firm mandate to build a better South Africa for all."...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke greets audience members during a stop at the Central Park Coffee Company in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. O’Rourke entered the 2020 presidential race in mid-March as a political phenomenon, addressing overflow crowds around the country in off-the-cuff ways. Now, with that buzz cooling, O'Rourke is preparing a planned "re-introduction" that will see him do more national television appearances and concentrate on producing a series of detailed policy proposals. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
May 11, 2019 - 10:57 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Beto O'Rourke barreled into the 2020 presidential race with breakneck energy and a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants campaign style that saw him leap atop tables to address overflow crowds with the organic, off-the-cuff candor that had made him a Texas sensation. But since his mid-...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks in Washington. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer says he is urging Ukraine to open investigations that could benefit Trump politically in the United States. Rudy Giuliani took to Twitter Friday to explain his rationale for traveling to Kiev to push for two probes. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 11, 2019 - 8:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats denounced a plan by President Donald Trump's personal attorney to push Ukraine to open investigations that he hopes could benefit Trump politically, saying it was an overt attempt to recruit foreign help to influence a U.S. election. But lawyer Rudy Giuliani has scrapped...
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May 11, 2019 - 5:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani and his plans to encourage investigations in Ukraine that he thinks would help Trump politically. (all times local): 1:05 a.m. Democrats denounced a plan by President Donald Trump's personal attorney to push Ukraine to...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a event on medical billing, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 10, 2019 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — His trade war already raging worldwide, President Donald Trump on Friday brandished his aggressive actions as a political weapon at home, too, casting himself as a fighter for American workers and scorning his chief Democratic rivals as weak. Trump's actions have already caused...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to meet with Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Department of State in Washington. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
May 10, 2019 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Russia next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over the crisis in Venezuela and the Trump administration's hardline policy on Iran, the State Department said Friday. Pompeo's meeting with...
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Mmusi Maimane, leader of the largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, speaks to the media as he visits the Independent Electoral Commission Results Center in Pretoria, South Africa Friday May 10, 2019. The ruling African National Congress held a comfortable lead in South Africa's presidential and parliamentary election with more than two-thirds of the vote counted Thursday, but the incomplete count showed the party received less support than in the last balloting five years ago. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 10, 2019 - 5:58 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The ruling African National Congress is coasting to a comfortable lead in South Africa's presidential and parliamentary elections with 83% of the vote counted, but the tally shows the party getting less support than five years ago amid deep anger over government corruption. The...
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Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, left, waves toward members of the media as he and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti leave King Taco after talking to patrons Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 09, 2019 - 4:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden raked in over $750,000 during a fundraiser attended by Hollywood powerbrokers, a major haul that demonstrates the entertainment industry's lasting affection for the former vice president. Biden's 2020 Democratic presidential campaign declined to comment on how much was...
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May 09, 2019 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Best-selling author and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson says she's reached the donor threshold to qualify for the Democratic presidential debates that begin next month. Williamson's campaign announced Thursday that she had received donations from at least 65,000 people,...
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