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North Carolina lawmakers redraw state’s congressional map

Nov. 15, 2019 3:34 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A replacement map for North Carolina’s congressional districts was finalized Friday, with its lines redrawn to address alleged extreme partisan bias and endangering reelection prospects for two Republicans next year. The GOP-controlled General Assembly enacted boundaries for...

Chileans agree to replace dictatorship-era constitution

Nov. 15, 2019 3:30 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s most important political parties agreed Friday to call for a new constitution to replace one imposed by a military dictatorship almost 40 years ago, a move that follows a month of turbulent social protests in the streets. The agreement calls for an April 2020...

New North Carolina congressional map that endangers reelection prospects for 2 Republicans approved by legislature

Nov. 15, 2019 3:27 PM EST
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New North Carolina congressional map that endangers reelection prospects for 2 Republicans approved by legislature.

The Latest: Yovanovitch testifies for 5 hours in House probe

Nov. 15, 2019 3:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 3:22 p.m. The second open House impeachment hearing is over. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified for about five hours on Friday, telling investigators about her ouster in May...

Groups challenging Trump order can seek GOP map guru’s files

Nov. 15, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Civil rights groups challenging President Donald Trump’s order to gather citizenship information can try to get documents belonging to a redistricting guru who favored excluding noncitizens from population counts to help Republicans. A federal judge in Maryland said Thursday the civil rights groups can...

Partisan vote in House for Export-Import Bank measure

Nov. 15, 2019 12:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House split along party lines Friday to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports. Just 13 Republicans joined with Democrats to pass the measure, a tally that...

Free broadband? UK Labour Party promises nationalization

Nov. 15, 2019 11:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British Labour Party's latest plan for public ownership of big industries sent shivers through the telecoms sector Friday with an electoral promise to nationalize part of the former phone monopoly BT to provide free fiber optic broadband. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who outlined the plan...

Justice department investigating Florida GOP congressman

Nov. 14, 2019 9:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee says the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Florida Rep. Ross Spano over accusations of campaign finance violations. The panel announced Thursday that it’s deferring its own the review of allegations against Spano at the justice...

RNC to hold winter meetings at Trump National Doral

Nov. 14, 2019 8:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee confirmed Thursday it would hold its winter meetings at Trump National Doral, bringing business to one of the president’s struggling properties. The news comes weeks after President Donald Trump canceled plans to host next year’s Group of...

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

Nov. 14, 2019 7:46 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Deval Patrick launched what he acknowledged to be a “Hail Mary” bid on Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, testing whether voters sifting through an already crowded field are open to hearing from new candidates less than three months before the primary...