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FILE- In this May 23, 2020, file photo people gather on the beach for the Memorial Day weekend in Port Aransas, Texas, Saturday, May 23, 2020. Beachgoers are being urged to practice social distancing to guard against COVID-19. President Donald Trump says that the country is anxious to get back to work and that pent-up consumer demand can turn things around quickly. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden counters by urging caution and heeding medical and scientific experts. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

2020 Watch: Differing views on remaking post-virus economy

May. 25, 2020 5:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 162 ___ THE NARRATIVE As some parts of the nation continue to ease stay-at-home orders meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the economy remains in...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Biden won Oregon’s Democratic presidential primary, outpacing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who both suspended their campaigns earlier in the year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black voters' choices

May. 23, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden says he “should not have been so cavalier” after he told a prominent black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.” The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee quickly moved to address the fallout from...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Biden won Oregon’s Democratic presidential primary, outpacing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who both suspended their campaigns earlier in the year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black Trump backers

May. 22, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden declared he “should not have been so cavalier” on Friday after he told a prominent black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.” The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee quickly moved to address the...

Editorial Roundup: US

May. 20, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 19 The Washington Post on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' plan on governing how schools and colleges handle sexual harassment and assault accusations: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s long-planned overhaul of regulations governing...

FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. (AP Photo, File)

2020 Watch: Battleground map taking shape for Biden, Trump

May. 18, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 169 THE NARRATIVE States are relaxing shutdown and stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. President Donald Trump is traveling more, determined to...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledges the crowd during a campaign rally in Kansas City, Mo. In an effort to ease concerns about his age, the 77-year-old presumptive Democratic nominee has said he wouldn't seek reelection if his mental or physical health declined. He has also referred to himself as a “transition candidate,

Biden's VP search puts spotlight on how long he'll serve

May. 17, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has longed to win the White House for more than three decades. If he finally makes it there after November's election, he's already talking about leaving. In an effort to ease concerns about his age, the 77-year-old presumptive Democratic nominee has said he wouldn't seek...

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Curtis Sittenfeld's `Rodham' imagines a different `Hillary'

May. 15, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Over the past few years, author Curtis Sittenfeld has gotten to know Hillary Clinton in a way uniquely suited for a novelist — by writing a work of fiction about her. “I was definitely an admirer of Hillary before I started the book, but writing from her perspective made me...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., speaks during a news conference in Miami. The coronavirus is reaching into the lives of Congress as lawmakers debate the nation's recovery. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's brother died from the virus. Florida congressman Mario Diaz-Balart contracted it. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Feeling your pain? Virus reaches into the lives of Congress

May. 9, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A husband coughing up blood. A sister close to death. Another friend felled by the coronavirus. The beat against Congress has always been that its members are out of touch with average Americans. But that's not true when it comes to the brutality of COVID-19 and its march across...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks by video teleconference from U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, May 7, 2020, with military medical specialists at civilian hospitals in New York and Connecticut. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)

Esper: Pentagon ready for any new wave of coronavirus

May. 7, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Venturing beyond Washington for the first time since March, Defense Secretary Mark Esper got updated Thursday on the military’s coronavirus battle plan and declared the Pentagon ready for any new wave of infections. “We are preparing for a second wave and maybe...

In this April 23, 2020 photo a Frontier Airlines jetliner taxis to a runway for take off from Denver International Airport in Denver. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill lashed out Wednesday, May 6, 2020 against Frontier Airlines over the budget carrier's move to charge passengers extra to guarantee they will sit next to an empty middle seat while flying during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Frontier Airlines will drop open-seat fee that drew attacks

May. 6, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

Frontier Airlines is dropping plans to charge passengers extra to sit next to an empty middle seat after congressional Democrats accused the airline of trying to profit from fear over the new coronavirus. “We recognize the concerns raised that we are profiting from safety and this was never our...