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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020 file photo, protesters gather at the University of Georgia Arch for the Davenport-Benham Black Law Student Association march in downtown Athens, Ga.  The University of Georgia has reversed itself and now says it wants to host an early voting precinct on campus after widespread pushback. The change in position came after the university had announced it would not allow voting to take place in the typical location in the student center because of concerns about COVID-19 transmission. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

In reversal, Univ. of Georgia now wants to host early voting

Sep. 17, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia has reversed itself and now says it wants to host an early voting precinct on campus after receiving widespread pushback. The change in position came after the university had announced it would not allow voting to take place in the typical location in the...

Charisse Davis poses for a portrait on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. Davis was recently elected the only Black woman on the Cobb County School Board.

'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

Sep. 17, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy. “Are you Charisse Davis?” the fourth grader asked. Davis was stunned. A former kindergarten teacher and librarian, she was more accustomed to shuttling her two sons to basketball practice than being seen as a local...

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New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys

Sep. 14, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “All In: The Fight for Democracy": Directors Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés document a timely subject, voter...

A man stands in the Reflecting Pool as people attend the March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

At D.C. march, families decry 'two systems of justice'

Aug. 29, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously laid out a vision for harmony between white and Black people 57 years ago, his son issued a sobering reminder about the persistence of police brutality and racist violence targeting Black...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democrats pound their message: To oust Trump, you must vote

Aug. 20, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned that American democracy could falter if President Donald Trump is reelected, a stunning rebuke of his successor that was echoed by Kamala Harris at the Democratic Convention Wednesday night as she embraced her historic role as the first Black...

In this image from video, former Georgia House Democratic leader Stacey Abrams, center, and others, speak during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

Key takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic convention

Aug. 19, 2020 6:41 AM EDT

Sustaining energy through four days of a political convention is never easy. It's even more challenging during this, the first virtual convention. On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, party leaders tried to blend its past with its future. Key takeaways from night two. DEMOCRATS DISPLAY BIG...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden is seen in a video feed from Delaware with his wife Jill Biden, and his grandchildren at his side, after winning the votes to become the Democratic Party's 2020 nominee for President, during the second night of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisc., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Brian Snyder/Pool via AP)

Democrats nominate Biden for epic challenge to oust Trump

Aug. 19, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden as their presidential candidate Tuesday night, with party elders, a new generation of politicians and voters in every state joining together in an extraordinary, pandemic-cramped virtual convention to send him into the general election campaign...

In this image from video, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, and members of the Biden family, celebrate after the roll call vote during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

The Latest: Jill Biden makes personal case for husband Joe

Aug. 18, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

Jill Biden offered a deeply personal and hopeful endorsement of her husband as a man who can lead the nation through adversity during the Democratic National Convention. On Tuesday night, she pledged to the nation that if her husband is elected president, America’s classrooms “will ring out with...

In this image from video, former Georgia House Democratic leader Stacey Abrams, center, and others, speak during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

Key takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic convention

Aug. 18, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

Sustaining energy through four days of a political convention is never easy. It's even more challenging during this, the first virtual convention. On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, party leaders tried to blend its past with its future. Here are key takeaways from night two. DEMOCRATS...

FILE - In this Mar. 3, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, and his wife Jill attend a primary election night rally in Los Angeles. The Democratic Party’s attempt to adapt its typical convention rituals to a pandemic-induced virtual affair will be put through its paces Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

WHAT TO WATCH: Democrats adapt roll call, keynote to virus

Aug. 18, 2020 7:06 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The pageantry often associated with presidential conventions will be remade again as Democrats gather virtually for a second day. The roll call vote of state delegations, which typically unfolds over several hours of fanfare, will instead be abbreviated Tuesday. And the keynote speech that...