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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after arriving at Pope Army Field for an event with troops at Fort Bragg, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Pope Field, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

Oct. 29, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump quietly met with U.S. Special Forces troops involved in last year’s raid to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump flew into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Thursday for what...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, Lisa Finander, right, checks that each ballot has the voter's name on the ballot and mailing envelope and Laurie Mattila, left, checked that it was correct at Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services in Minneapolis. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 that Minnesota absentee ballots that arrive after Election Day should be separated from other ballots in case they are later invalidated by a court.(Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Court: Late Minnesota absentee ballots must be separated

Oct. 29, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota absentee ballots arriving after Election Day should be separated from other ballots in case they are later invalidated by a court, an appeals court panel said Thursday, in a ruling that puts the state's extended counting period at risk and sets the stage for post-election...

Long absentee lines draw vote suppression criticism

Oct. 29, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The final day of in-person absentee voting in Alabama brought long lines, accusations of voter suppression and unsettled questions over the fate of some votes after a court fight temporarily altered ballot requirements. A record 259,000 Alabamians have voted by absentee ballot so...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally outside Raymond James Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump moves Minnesota rally while Biden announces visit

Oct. 29, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A rally by President Donald Trump in southern Minnesota was in flux much of Thursday after his campaign moved it from Rochester to a small town in another county, and then back to Rochester after state officials insisted that the event follow coronavirus safety guidelines, including a...

Border Patrol agent Justin Castrejon speaks in front of newly replaced border wall sections Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, near Tecate, Calif. Top Trump administration officials will visit South Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, attempting to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. But most of the wall went up in areas that already had smaller barriers. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

Oct. 29, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. While most of the wall went up in areas...

Wisconsin Supreme Court refuses to offer ballot clarity

Oct. 29, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday refused to go along with a request from two counties to allow them to fill in a ballot misprint so that as many as 13,500 ballots can be processed more quickly on Election Day. The four conservatives on the court rejected the request from...

Storm halts Tillis stops; Cunningham discreet in campaigning

Oct. 29, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Severe weather prevented North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis from making campaign appearances on Thursday with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Donald Trump. High winds and storms from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta initially caused the cancellation of...

Portland, Oregon law enforcement prepare for election unrest

Oct. 29, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon said Thursday they are prepared for potential unrest on Election Day and beyond in Oregon's largest city and also around the state. Portland has been the site of near-nightly protests against racial injustice and police brutality that have...

Sandy Martinez begins filling in the first in-person ballot of the day at an early voting center on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Early voting centers opened Saturday across the state. In-person early voting extends for two weeks through Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Election regulator optimistic about New Mexico vote count

Oct. 29, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top election regulator said Thursday she is optimistic that an uncertified tally of votes can be accomplished statewide within one or two days after Election Day, amid a major shift toward voting by absentee ballots that take longer to tally. Secretary of State Maggie...

Gov. Roy Cooper answers a question during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on Wednesday preventing landlords from evicting tenants who are unable to pay their rent.(Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Cooper rakes in millions more than Forest in election leadup

Oct. 29, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats in top North Carolina statewide races are substantially outraising Republicans this election cycle, with millions being spent by outside groups supporting their candidacies. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper took in more than $17 million for his reelection campaign between July 1...