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FILE - This Nov. 29, 2011, file photo shows the signature of president Abraham Lincoln on a rare, restored copy of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery, in Chicago. National lawmakers are expected on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, to introduce a joint resolution aimed at striking language from the U.S. Constitution that enshrines a form of slavery in America’s foundational documents. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

US lawmakers unveil anti-slavery constitutional amendment

Dec. 2, 2020 2:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — National lawmakers introduced a joint resolution Wednesday aimed at striking language from the U.S. Constitution that enshrines a form of slavery in America’s foundational documents. The resolution, spearheaded and supported by Democratic members of the House and Senate, would amend...

US appeals court rules judge wrongly halted NC voter ID

Dec. 2, 2020 2:05 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge wrongly blocked North Carolina's latest photo voter identification law, an appeals court ruled Wednesday, deciding she erred when declaring the requirement was tainted by racial bias because a previous voter ID law had been struck down on similar grounds. The unanimous...

US Supreme Court asked to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

Dec. 1, 2020 4:44 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans attempting to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to take up their lawsuit, three days after it was thrown out by the highest court in the battleground state. In the request to the U.S. Supreme Court,...

UN hosts latest round of talks on Syria's constitution

Nov. 30, 2020 5:24 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Delegations from Syria’s government, opposition and civil society are meeting in Geneva for the latest round of talks toward revising the war-battered country’s constitution. The U.N. envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, was hosting the various sides Monday a day after saying Swiss...

A pro-democracy activist, Parit Chiwarak, raises a three-fingers salute, a symbol of resistance at Chana SongKhram police station in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The leaders of the pro-democracy protests reported themselves to the police for the additional charge of violating the lese majeste laws at Chanasongkram Police Station on Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai protest leaders hear police charges of defaming king

Nov. 30, 2020 4:36 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Five leaders of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement reported to police Monday to acknowledge charges that they defamed the king, the most serious of many offenses of which they stand accused. The five are part of the student-led movement that for several months has been campaigning for...

Protesters carry inflatable yellow ducks, which have become good-humored symbols of resistance during anti-government rallies, while marching towards the base of the 11th Infantry Regiment,a palace security unit under direct command of the Thai king, Sunday,Nov. 29, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Pro-democracy demonstrators are continuing their protests calling for the government to step down and reforms to the constitution and the monarchy, despite legal charges being filed against them and the possibility of violence from their opponents or a military crackdown. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai pro-democracy protesters rally outside army base

Nov. 29, 2020 8:06 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s indefatigable pro-democracy activists took to Bangkok's streets again Sunday, this time to protest the army as they push forward with their campaign for sweeping reforms, including to the nation's monarchy. Around 800 protesters marched to the base of the 11th Infantry...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, centre, listens to medics as he visits a transfusiology center in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Maxim Guchek/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus president plans to leave job under new constitution

Nov. 27, 2020 12:59 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The president of Belarus said Friday that he would not remain in the post he has held for more than 26 years if his country adopts a new constitution. However, President Alexander Lukashenko did not describe the amendments he is seeking or give a timeline for when a new constitution...

Inflatable yellow ducks, which have become a good-humored symbol of resistance during anti-government rallies, are held by a protester during a rally Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand on Wednesday again took to the streets of the capital, even as the government escalated its legal battle against them, reviving the use of a harsh law against defaming the monarchy. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

Thai protesters push on despite charges of royal defamation

Nov. 25, 2020 12:17 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand took to the streets of the capital again on Wednesday as the government escalated its legal battle against them, reviving the use of a harsh law against defaming the monarchy. Their rally was peaceful, but less than two hours after it was declared over...

The United States Courthouse is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Williamsport, Pa. A hearing on the Trump campaign's federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results remains on track for Tuesday at the courthouse after a judge quickly denied the campaign's new lawyer's request for a delay. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo)

In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.

Nov. 21, 2020 9:54 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign's futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in ballots. The case was always a long shot to stop President-elect Joe...

Pro-democracy protesters splash colored paint on the police headquarters sign in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Police in Thailand's capital braced for possible trouble Wednesday, a day after a protest outside Parliament by pro-democracy demonstrators was marred by violence that left dozens of people injured. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thousands protest violence-marred rally at Thai Parliament

Nov. 18, 2020 9:47 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators rallied in central Bangkok on Wednesday, a day after a chaotic protest outside Parliament was marred by violence that left 55 people injured, including as many as six with gunshot wounds. Tuesday’s protest had been held to encourage lawmakers...