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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, Myon Burrell sits inside his cell at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater, Minn. An independent panel of national legal experts will review the conviction of Burrell, who was a teenager when sentenced to life in prison nearly two decades ago for the murder of little girl struck by a stray bullet while studying in her south Minneapolis home, Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and the New York-based Innocence Project announced Monday, July 13, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Legal experts review Black Minnesota teen's life sentence

Jul. 13, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An independent panel of national legal experts will review the conviction of an African American man sentenced as a teenager to life in prison for the murder of a little girl struck by a stray bullet, Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and the New York-based...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo a woman wearing gloves drops off a mail-in ballot at a drop box in Hackensack, N.J. The November election is coming with a big price tag as America faces the coronavirus pandemic. The demand for mail-in ballots is surging, election workers are in need of training and polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting

Jul. 13, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic. As officials prepare for the Nov. 3 election, one certainty is clear: It's coming with a big price tag....

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries in Dunmore, Pa., Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden's Iowa hires signal tightening in state Trump won big

Jul. 10, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign has lined up a senior team in Iowa, a sign Democrats see the state where Republican Donald Trump beat them handily in 2016 as within reach. Although Iowa's six Electoral College votes hardly make the state a political jackpot, a competitive race...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, left, listens as Carlette Brooks, owner of Carlette's Hideaway, a soul food restaurant, talks during a meeting with small business owners, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Yeadon, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

'Why not a Black woman?' Consensus grows around Biden's VP

Jun. 19, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is facing growing calls to select a Black woman as his running mate as an acknowledgement of their critical role in the Democratic Party and a response to the nationwide protests against racism and inequality. The shifting dynamics were clear late Thursday when Amy Klobuchar...

FILE - In this Monday, March 2, 2020, file photo, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., endorses Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally in Dallas. On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Klobuchar announced she is dropping out of vice presidential contention and urging Biden to select a woman of color instead. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)

Klobuchar urges Biden to pick nonwhite woman as running mate

Jun. 19, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Amy Klobuchar says she is dropping out of the running to be vice president and urging Democrat Joe Biden to select a woman of color instead. The white Minnesota senator, who had seen her prospects fall as racial tensions swept the nation, said Thursday that she called the presumptive...

FILE- In this June 29, 2019, file photo, the Rev. Jesse Jackson walks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as they attend the Rainbow PUSH Coalition International Convention at Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is under mounting pressure to pick a black woman in the wake of recent outrage over racial injustice and police brutality. But some black leaders say Warren's progressive politics, economic populism and specific policy proposals addressing everything from maternal mortality to the coronavirus could put her in a strong position. (Kevin Tanaka/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

Warren's outreach to black voters could help VP standing

Jun. 16, 2020 5:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly before Elizabeth Warren joined their virtual happy hour on a recent Friday afternoon, the five African American women co-hosting the #TheSipHour mused about calling her by her first name. The Massachusetts senator had her own moniker in mind. “I was going to say I’m...

In this June 11, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable on economic reopening with community members in Philadelphia. Biden’s search for a running mate is entering a second round of vetting for a dwindling list of potential vice presidential nominees, with several black women in strong contention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden's VP list narrows: Warren, Harris, Susan Rice, others

Jun. 13, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s search for a running mate is entering a second round of vetting for a dwindling list of potential vice presidential nominees, with several black women in strong contention. Democrats with knowledge of the process said Biden’s search committee has narrowed the...

In this June 11, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable on economic reopening with community members in Philadelphia. Biden’s search for a running mate is entering a second round of vetting for a dwindling list of potential vice presidential nominees, with several black women in strong contention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden's VP list narrows: Warren, Harris, Susan Rice, others

Jun. 12, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s search for a running mate is entering a second round of vetting for a dwindling list of potential vice presidential nominees, with several black women in strong contention. Democrats with knowledge of the process said Biden’s search committee has narrowed the...

Experienced judge assigned to officers' cases in Floyd death

Jun. 12, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cases of the four Minneapolis police officers who face charges in the death of George Floyd have been assigned to a Hennepin County judge who has experience as both a defense attorney and a prosecutor. Judge Peter Cahill has been assigned to oversee the cases of Derek Chauvin, J....

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, takes the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Anatomy of a political comeback: How Biden earned nomination

Jun. 6, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It seemed easy to write off Joe Biden. The former vice president came across as easily blindsided at debates. The crowds at his presidential campaign speeches were far from stadium size. Other Democratic candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg each had...