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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, talk before a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C. Political task forces Biden formed with Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party's progressive wing recommended Wednesday, July 8, that the former vice president embrace proposals to combat climate change and institutional racism while expanding health care coverage and rebuilding a coronavirus-ravaged economy. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden-Sanders task forces unveil joint goals for party unity

Jul. 8, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Political task forces Joe Biden formed with onetime rival Bernie Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party's progressive wing recommended Wednesday that the former vice president embrace major proposals to combat climate change and institutional racism while expanding health...

Today in History

Jul. 6, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 6, the 188th day of 2020. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6, 1942, Anne Frank, her parents and sister entered a “secret annex” in an Amsterdam building where they were later joined by four other people; they...

FILE - In this July 30, 2010 file photo, movie producer and real estate heir Steve Bing appears in Rhinebeck, N.Y. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was 55.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Film producer, wealthy heir, political donor Steve Bing dies

Jun. 24, 2020 5:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie producer, film financier, real estate heir and major Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died. He was 55. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died Monday at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles. The coroner said Tuesday that the cause of death was...

FILE - In this June 11, 2020, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is ramping up pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad and his inner circle with a raft of new economic and travel sanctions for human rights abuses. (Yuri Gripas/Pool via AP)

Pompeo: China uses disinformation to split Europe, US

Jun. 19, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that China is behind a “fear in Europe” that Europeans should choose between the United States and China by “pushing disinformation and malicious cyber campaigns ... to drive a wedge between the U.S. and...

FILE - This Jan. 7, 2015 file photo shows Sen. Ruben Diaz, D-Bronx, in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol, in Albany, N.Y. Diaz Sr., a cowboy-hat wearing political fixture in the South Bronx, is one of a host of candidates vying in New York’s primary Tuesday, June 23, 2020, for seats opening up due to the retirement of three veteran members of Congress: Democrats Jose Serrano and Nita Lowey and Republican Pete King. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Retirements spark scramble for open House seats in New York

Jun. 19, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To the consternation of many Democrats, the front-runner in a crowded congressional primary in one of the bluest districts in New York City, if not the country, is a Pentecostal minister who opposes abortion rights, likes Donald Trump and has a long history of anti-gay comments. City...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., speaks at a campaign rally for then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Ocasio-Cortez among top Dems promoting Biden-Sanders unity

May. 13, 2020 6:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and the last rival he bested to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders, on Wednesday announced the members of joint task forces their campaigns will use to promote party unity by hammering out consensus on six top policy issues. They include New...