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Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., meets with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trumps nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, not pictured, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Perdue, Ossoff set to meet in 2nd Georgia Senate debate

Oct. 28, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff are set to meet in Savannah for their second debate Wednesday night in a bitter race in which both sides have flooded the airwaves with attack ads. The contest, which polls indicate is extremely close, could have...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Oct. 28, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Oct. 28 The Daily News on trick-or-treating during Halloween amid the coronavirus pandemic: There is something special about Halloween that has caused it to retain its popularity from generation to generation. Halloween is a fun time, especially for kids....

Collins, Gideon facing off in final debate before election

Oct. 28, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The final debate of the U.S. Senate race will feature GOP incumbent Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon going head to head Wednesday evening without the two independents candidates on the ballot. But the independents aren't going quietly. Lisa Savage and Max Linn have...

Indiana Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb participates in the Indiana Gubernatorial debate with Democrat Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Indianapolis. The candidates were in separate studios to allow for social distancing guidelines. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana governor won't back mandatory COVID-19 vaccine

Oct. 27, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said Tuesday night that he would not support requiring residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once such immunizations become available. The question of mandating such vaccines was asked during a debate among the Republican governor and his two election...

In this image provided by CBSNews/60 MINUTES, President Donald Trump speaks during an interview conducted by Lesley Stahl in the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (CBSNews/60 MINUTES via AP)

If Trump wanted people to avoid '60 Minutes,' it didn't work

Oct. 27, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of “60 Minutes” this past week, it probably wasn't what he intended. The 17.4 million people who watched the CBS newsmagazine, featuring interviews with Trump and Democratic opponent Joe Biden,...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Debra Hubbard jumps after voting on the first day of early voting inside the Vote Center at Staples Center sports and entertainment arena in Los Angeles. Tens of millions of Americans already cast ballots in the 2020 election amid record-breaking early voting during the coronavirus pandemic. But for some voters in a handful of states, casting an early ballot in-person isn't even an option. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees voting chaos that does not exist

Oct. 27, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeing chaos where others don't, President Donald Trump is falsely asserting that voting by mail is proving to be rife with problems across the country. For the most part, the surge in early votes has been managed smoothly. Trump also made the impossible demand that all votes be counted...

Editorial Roundup:

Oct. 27, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. October 25, 2020 Voters left uneducated on coming school change State officials love to point out more than half of the state’s budget is dedicated to education. It’s the go-to response when confronted with data on lagging teacher salaries or growing inequity among...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Loeffler was appointed to the U.S. Senate last year on the hope that she would help the GOP hold on to moderates uncomfortable with the party’s right turn under President Donald Trump.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Georgia Senate debate canceled after top candidates decline

Oct. 27, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A debate between the candidates vying for Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s seat has been canceled after Loeffler and top Democrat Raphael Warnock declined to participate, according to a letter sent by the organizers. WSB-TV announced the cancellation of the debate, scheduled for Nov....

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his familiar falsehoods

Oct. 26, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American history (nowhere close). These are among his touchstones — the falsehoods that span his...

FILE- People pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York on Aug. 1, 2017. Several Fox News Channel executives and on-air personalities were exposed last week to a person on a private plane who later tested positive for COVID-19. It has led to some restrictions at the network. Anchor Bret Baier said Monday that he's tested negative three times in the wake of the flight and will be doing his nightly news show from home this week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Fox News anchors quarantine after virus exposure on flight

Oct. 26, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several Fox News Channel on-air personalities were exposed last week to someone on a private plane who later tested positive for COVID-19, leading the network to take extra precautions this week. The network said in a memo to staff members on Monday that there had recently been “a...