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Cross Hall and the Blue Room are decorated during the 2020 Christmas preview at the White House, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

White House Christmas decor gives nod to 1st responders

Nov. 30, 2020 5:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — First responders and frontline workers being challenged by the deadly coronavirus pandemic are highlighted in White House Christmas decorations that also give a special nod to Melania Trump's redesigned Rose Garden. It’s the final Christmas in the White House for the Trump family,...

People demonstrate against police violence and an attempted restriction on abortion rights in Warsaw Poland, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Nationwide protests Saturday were scheduled to coincide with Polish women gaining the right to vote 102 years ago. Weeks of protests against a high court's ruling to further restrict Abortion rights have evolved into the largest protest movement since communism fell 30 years ago.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Police block Warsaw march against abortion ruling, force use

Nov. 28, 2020 2:57 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police blocked protesters from marching in Poland's capital as demonstrations took place across the country against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and recent police violence. Police and protesters played a game of cat and mouse in Warsaw as officers set up cordons which the...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2020, file photo people watch a TV screen showing the live-broadcast of President-elect Joe Biden speaking, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Election 2020 Today: Fraud rejected, Biden's top diplomat

Nov. 23, 2020 6:14 AM EST

Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020: TODAY’S TOP STORIES: FRAUD REJECTED : President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed plenty of lawsuits in six states as he tries to upend an election he lost to Joe Biden. The strategy may have played well in front of TV cameras, but...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, an election worker holds a ballot as vote counting in the general election continues at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. President-elect Joe Biden won in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia because of Black voters, many of them concentrated in big cities. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Trump election challenges sound alarm among voters of color

Nov. 22, 2020 9:55 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — When longtime Detroit community advocate Frank McGhee watched two Republican canvassers vote against certifying election results in the majority Black city, he was furious. McGhee, 58, has spent more than two decades working with Detroit youth and educating them on the electoral process. He...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters gather in Minneapolis. Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering multiple victories in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

Nov. 21, 2020 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several states. Voters also...

This photo provided by Carol Davis shows Cherilyn Yazzie speaking to a voter on Nov. 3, 2020, in the Navajo community of Dilkon in northeastern Arizona. Turnout on tribal land in northern Arizona surged this year, helping Joe Biden carry a state that hadn't gone to a Democratic presidential candidate since 1996. (Carol Davis via AP)

Native American votes helped secure Biden's win in Arizona

Nov. 19, 2020 3:13 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Voting rights advocates had long argued that if Native Americans and other minority groups were mobilized, they could be decisive in a tight race. This year proved that. Voter turnout on swaths of tribal land in Arizona surged compared with the 2016 presidential election, helping...

President-elect Joe Biden departs after mass at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Election 2020 Today: Biden advisers on virus, pot embraced

Nov. 16, 2020 8:08 AM EST

Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020 TODAY’S TOP STORIES: ‘HE WON’: President Donald Trump worked to take back an apparent acknowledgment that Joe Biden won the White House and made clear he would keep trying to overturn the election result. VIRUS TRANSITION:...

FILE - Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at a Black Women's Power Breakfast co-hosted by Higher Heights and The Collective PAC at the Westin in Atlanta, in this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo. Women's advocates are celebrating the ascension of Harris to the second highest office in the land. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Women crucial to Biden's win, even as gender gap held steady

Nov. 16, 2020 5:56 AM EST

Ask Virginia voter Mary Hayes why Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump, and she does not hesitate. “Women won this election!” says Hayes, 56, a mother of three and Biden supporter from Leesburg, Virginia. In particular, she credits two categories of voters that she herself is part of: Black women and...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion on Operation Legend in St. Louis. Even before Barr issued a memo that authorized federal prosecutors across the country to investigate ‚Äúsubstantial allegations‚ÄĚ of voting irregularities if they exist, the Justice Department had already begun looking into two specific allegations.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Military voters fear they're part of unsupported fraud claim

Nov. 13, 2020 12:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some military voters are concerned they have been thrust into the center of unsubstantiated fraud claims by President Donald Trump’s campaign that several thousand people may have improperly voted in Nevada. There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election despite...

Republican candidate for Senate Rep. Doug Collins attends an election night watch party in Buford, Ga., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)

Some Republicans attack Georgia votes, provide no evidence

Nov. 9, 2020 5:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Republicans renewed their attacks Monday on Democrat Joe Biden's lead over President Donald Trump in Georgia, with U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler taking the extraordinary step of calling for the resignation of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the state's chief...