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FILE- In this July 15, 2020, file photo Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., puts on a face mask as she walks with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., right, at UPS Hapeville Airport Hub in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

In Georgia, Republicans juggle Biden win and Trump loyalties

Nov. 26, 2020 12:05 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Twin Georgia Senate runoffs have Republicans in a quandary. They could admit President Donald Trump lost his re-election bid and turn all attention to salvaging a Senate majority to counter President-elect Joe Biden. Or they could march lockstep alongside Trump and his unfounded...

In this photo provided by the New Mexico Office of the Governor, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs a $330 million economic relief package aimed at helping small businesses and out-of-work New Mexicans while at the State Capitol, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Santa Fe, N.M. (New Mexico Office of the Governor via AP)

New Mexico looks ahead to more economic relief amid pandemic

Nov. 25, 2020 8:43 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (AP) — The flurry to pass a $330 million relief package aimed at helping out-of-work New Mexicans and certain businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic is done, but Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Republican lawmakers say the hardest work is yet to come as they look for...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. Nevada's decision to send all active voters mail-in ballots ahead of the November election sprung the western swing state into the center of the nationwide debate over voting procedures in the months leading up to election. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Rationales shift as Nevada considers future of vote by-mail

Nov. 25, 2020 5:30 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's decision to send all active voters mail-in ballots ahead of the election put the swing state at the center of the nationwide debate over voting procedures. Nevada Republicans, the Trump campaign and candidates for lower office have challenged the move post-election in...

Nevada judge denies US House candidate's do-over request

Nov. 25, 2020 4:39 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas on Wednesday dismissed a case brought by a Republican congressional candidate that asked for a re-do of the Nov. 3 election he lost to an incumbent Las Vegas-area Democrat. Clark County District Court Judge Trevor Atkin denied the request from former professional...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden puts on his face mask after introducing nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Congress is bracing for Biden to move beyond the Trump administration’s state-by-state approach to the COVID-19 crisis and build out a national strategy to fight the pandemic and distribute the eventual vaccine.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Congress braces for Biden's national coronavirus strategy

Nov. 25, 2020 10:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is bracing for President-elect Joe Biden to move beyond the Trump administration’s state-by-state approach to the COVID-19 crisis and build out a national strategy to fight the pandemic and distribute the eventual vaccine. The incoming administration’s approach...

North Carolina Senate Democrats pick leadership for session

Nov. 25, 2020 10:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats in North Carolina's state Senate have returned four lawmakers to leadership positions for the upcoming session after the GOP defended its majorities in both chambers of the legislature. The Democratic Caucus announced in a news release Tuesday that it had held a virtual...

FILE- In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, people pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York. The parents of slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich have reached a settlement of their lawsuit that alleged Fox News exploited their son's death in stories and commentary. Both sides confirmed the settlement on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit

Nov. 24, 2020 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News has reached a settlement with slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich's parents, who alleged in a lawsuit that the cable news company exploited their son's death in stories and commentary. Both sides confirmed the settlement on Tuesday. Rich was shot and killed in...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, election workers sort electronically submitted ballots at the Santa Fe Convention Center on Election Day in Santa Fe, N.M. The state canvassing board has certified Joe Biden's win in New Mexico, delivering the state's five electoral votes to the Democrat. Approval came Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, as the board met remotely amid the surging pandemic. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)

Canvassing board certifies Joe Biden's win in New Mexico

Nov. 24, 2020 4:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state canvassing board on Tuesday certified Joe Biden’s win in New Mexico, delivering the state’s five electoral votes to the Democrat. The approval came as the board was forced to meet remotely amid a surging pandemic that has seen COVID-19 cases and deaths...

Women picked for most top roles in Vermont Legislature

Nov. 24, 2020 1:31 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Women are expected to hold most of the top leadership positions in the Vermont Legislature next year. Democrats, who hold a majority, nominated Sen. Becca Balint, of Windham County, to be the state's Senate president pro tempore on Sunday. She would be the first woman and first...

FILE - A voter waits to cast a ballot at the Graham Civic Center polling location in Graham, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.  The North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday, Nov. 24, awarding the state's 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

North Carolina certifies November general election results

Nov. 24, 2020 1:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday, awarding the state's 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump. The certification does not formalize the results in the statewide race for state Supreme Court chief justice...