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Lily Barbour, 5, holds up a campaign sign for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a campaign event in Austin, Texas, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

2020 Watch: Why are there 8 candidates still in the race?

Feb. 24, 2020 5:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to South Carolina primary: 5 Days to Super Tuesday: 8 Days to general election: 253 ___ THE NARRATIVE Bernie Sanders has become the clear front-runner in the Democrats'...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., holds a constituent community conversation at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. After the new member of Congress supported the impeachment of President Donald Trump, she will have to run for re-election in a Trump friendly district. Though she is considered a vulnerable freshman incumbent who ousted a Republican congressman, she maintains robust fundraising and has the strong backing of her party. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Impeachment an afterthought for vulnerable Democrat lawmaker

Feb. 24, 2020 12:25 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man held up a hostile poster a few rows back Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin as she spoke. On other side of the room, allies hoisted a Slotkin-friendly banner. But the most striking sign at Slotkin's first town hall since President Donald Trump's impeachment and acquittal was the...

In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic inspects arms at the Batajnica military airport outside Belgrade, Serbia. President Vucic says his country has taken delivery of a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state that formally seeks European Union membership. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

More Russian weapons for Serbia despite US sanction threats

Feb. 23, 2020 6:52 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has received a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state, which is formally seeking European Union membership. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the pro-government TV Prva on Sunday that the Pantsir S1...

Turkish backed rebel fighters take positions near the village of Neirab in Idlib province, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday by an airstrike in northwestern Syria, according to Turkey's Defense Ministry, following a large-scale attack by Ankara-backed opposition forces that targeted Syrian government troops. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)

Syria reopens highway linking largest cities after 8 years

Feb. 22, 2020 12:15 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The highway that links the Syrian capital with the northern city of Aleppo is open for public use for the first time in nearly eight years after government forces recently captured parts of it that had been held by insurgents, the transportation minister said Saturday. The reopening...

FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Intelligence officials say Russia is interfering with the 2020 election to try to help Trump get reelected, The New York Times reported Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

2016 again? Russia back to stirring chaos in U.S. election

Feb. 21, 2020 8:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just weeks into this year's election cycle, Russia already is actively interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign in hopes of reelecting President Donald Trump, and is also trying to help the candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side, intelligence officials have...

FILE - In this June 23, 2010 file photo, international lawyer Robert Amsterdam speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. On Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, Amsterdam defended the decision of Amsterdam & Partners to represent Nicolas Maduro's Inspector General Reinaldo Muñoz, brushing aside calls from Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott and others for lawyers to stay far away from Maduro’s “brutal regime.” (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Venezuela's Maduro taps DC firm to fight US sanctions

Feb. 21, 2020 7:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A top official for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's government has hired a Washington law firm that also represents Turkey, taking over from another legal team that backed out last month following an outcry from critics who accused it of collaborating with a repressive regime. Lawyer...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event at Valley High School in Santa Ana, Calif., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Sanders condemns Russian influence in election

Feb. 21, 2020 7:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Friday he was briefed by U.S. officials “about a month ago” that Russia has been trying to help his campaign as part of Moscow's efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. “It was not clear what role...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump rallies Nevada GOP ahead of state's Dem caucuses

Feb. 21, 2020 5:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump rallied supporters in the battleground state of Nevada on the eve of the state's caucuses and predicted chaos once again for Democrats for their management of the voting process, Looking to exploit Democratic divisions as he focuses on his reelection fight, Trump...

Turkish backed rebel fighters fire heavy machine gun near the village of Neirab in Idlib province, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday by an airstrike in northwestern Syria, according to Turkey's Defense Ministry, following a large-scale attack by Ankara-backed opposition forces that targeted Syrian government troops. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)

Erdogan urges Putin to rein in Syria, end human crisis

Feb. 21, 2020 1:11 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call Friday to “restrain" the Syrian government and halt the humanitarian crisis unfolding in northwestern Syria as Damascus wages a military offensive against the last rebel stronghold in the country....

FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Intelligence officials say Russia is interfering with the 2020 election to try to help Trump get reelected, The New York Times reported Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

Feb. 21, 2020 12:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected, according to three officials familiar with the closed-door briefing. Trump pushed back Friday accusing Democrats of launching a...