Presidential elections

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks to her supporters as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Hyde-Smith will now serve the final two years of retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's six year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 28, 2018 - 2:05 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal Trump supporter after the president stumped for her in what was a divisive runoff marked by racial turmoil over a video-recorded remark Hyde-Smith made decried as racist. Hyde-Smith defeated...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Manafort says in a statement that a Guardian report saying he met with Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy is "totally false and deliberately libelous." Manafort says that he has never been contacted by "anyone connected to WikiLeaks, either directly or indirectly." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 27, 2018 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threw a new element of uncertainty into the Trump-Russia investigation on Tuesday. A day...
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A volunteer with the right-wing paramilitary Azov National Corps during a rally on the snowy streets in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Some hundreds of protesters from far-right party National Corps brandished yellow-and-blue flags with the Ukrainian national trident symbol, and a banner reading 'Don't back down!" (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
November 26, 2018 - 10:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Ukraine's biggest state-run bank says an arbitration court in Paris has ruled that Russia must pay $1.3 billion in damages for property seized in the annexation of Crimea. The press service of Oshchadbank...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018, file photo, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams answers her phone before speaking at the National Association of Black Journalists in Detroit. Southern politics was a one-party affair for a long time. But now it’s a mixed bag with battlegrounds emerging in states with growing metro areas where white voters are more willing to back Democrats. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 25, 2018 - 11:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Solid South is no more. A century of rule by "Southern Democrats" followed by a generation of Republican domination is evolving into something more complex. This month's midterms revealed a South that is essentially splitting in two. In states like Georgia and Texas, population...
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Supporters of the opposition Nationalist Party cheer in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Taiwan's ruling party suffered a major defeat Saturday in local elections seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. (AP Photo)
November 24, 2018 - 8:38 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's ruling party was handed a major defeat in local elections Saturday that were seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. Soon after the results came in, President...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2007, file photo, former U.S. Attorney in Kansas City Bradley Schlozman testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schlozman, an attorney in Wichita, Kan., has been chosen by Ford County Clerk Debbie Cox, who moved Dodge City's lone polling site outside city limits before the midterm election, to represent her in a lawsuit brought against her in October 2018 by the American Civil Liberties Union. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 23, 2018 - 1:59 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When iconic Dodge City, once the home to Wild West gunslingers and buffalo hunters, faced a lawsuit before the midterm elections for moving its sole polling place outside city limits, its top elections official turned to a hired legal gun to battle charges of voter suppression...
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Felix Tshisekedi, right, of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress opposition party, is congratulated by Vital Kamerhe, left, of Congo's Union for the Congolese Nation opposition party, after being endorsed Kamerhe at a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Congo's two leading opposition parties announced Friday they are joining forces for a run at the presidency after withdrawing from a wider pact to support a single contender to take on President Joseph Kabila's chosen candidate. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2018 - 10:50 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Congo's two leading opposition parties announced Friday they are joining forces for a run at the presidency after withdrawing from a wider pact to support a single contender to take on President Joseph Kabila's chosen candidate. Under a deal announced in the Kenyan capital,...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018, photo, Democratic Progressive Party Kaohsiung mayoral candidate, Chen Chi-mai at left reacts to supporters during a rally in Kaohsiung, central Taiwan. China and its growing pressure campaign loom large as Taiwan holds elections for mayors and other local officials Saturday, in what is partly seen as a referendum on the policies of independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen. (AP Photo)
November 22, 2018 - 10:51 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's pressure campaign looms large as Taiwan holds local elections Saturday in what is seen partly as a referendum on the policies of independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen. Driven from power two years ago, the opposition Nationalists are hoping to regain territory by...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018, fie photo, Rep.-elect Carol Miller, R-W.Va., walks to a session during member-elect briefings and orientation on Capitol Hill in Washington. or House Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman _ literally. Miller will be the only GOP woman entering the chamber as a newcomer in January, and there may be as few as 13 House GOP women overall.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 22, 2018 - 4:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For congressional Republicans, this month's elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally. West Virginia's Carol Miller will be the only Republican woman entering the 435-member House as a newcomer in January. She'll join what may be the chamber's smallest group of female...
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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks at the Dept. of Justice's Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 21, 2018 - 8:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before joining the Justice Department, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned more than $1.2 million from a right-leaning nonprofit that doesn't disclose its donors, according to the nonprofit's tax filings. Whitaker's earnings represented a sizable chunk of the charity's...
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