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History shared but unreconciled in city's Confederate statue

Aug. 9, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — In 1906, when aging, white Confederate veterans of the Civil War and black ex-slaves still lived on the old plantations of the Deep South, two very different celebrations were afoot in this city known even then as a beacon of black empowerment. Tuskegee Institute, founded to educate...

Trump flexing his political muscles with GOP endorsements

Jul. 23, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Competing in a contested runoff campaign for Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp didn't see it coming: the single-most prized endorsement in Republican politics. When President Donald Trump tweeted his support last week of Kemp over his Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the Georgia...

Onetime Trump critic Roby wins GOP House runoff in Alabama

Jul. 17, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the...

The Latest: Roby thanks Trump after Ala. runoff victory

Jul. 17, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama runoff election (all times local): 9:20 p.m. After cruising to a victory in Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby says she is ready to continue the fight for "conservative momentum" in Washington, D.C. Roby says she was humbled by...