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Georgia runoff: Early voting for Warnock-Walker round 2

Nov. 28, 2022 13:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In-person early voting for the last U.S. Senate seat is underway statewide in Georgia's runoff, with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock working to get the jump on Republican challenger Hershel Walker who is putting less emphasis on advance balloting. After winning a...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 14, 2022 07:18 AM EST

Austin American Statesman. November 9, 2022. Editorial: Church leaders should obey the law regarding politics and the pulpit Federal law says ministers can’t make partisan political pronouncements from the pulpit, but some church leaders in Texas and around the...

Alabama's capital removes Confederate names from 2 schools

Nov. 12, 2022 10:49 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two high schools in Alabama's capital, a hub of the civil rights movement, will no longer bear the names of Confederate leaders. The Montgomery County Board of Education on Thursday voted for new names for Jefferson Davis High School and Robert E Lee High...

Walker, Warnock offer clashing religious messages in Georgia

Nov. 05, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One candidate in Georgia’s Senate contest warns that “spiritual warfare” has entangled America and offers himself to voters as a “warrior for God.” But it isn’t the ordained Baptist minister who leads the church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached. ...

Andrew Young, McGraw Hill link for HBCU scholarship program

Oct. 29, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A new scholarship program for students at historically black colleges and universities bears the name of former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young. Young, along with Georgia legislators, civil rights leaders, students and others gathered Friday on the steps of...

Waiting period is baked into gun ballot measure in Oregon

Oct. 26, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A waiting and vetting period would be baked into gun purchases in Oregon if a measure on the November statewide ballot passes. If voters approve the measure Nov. 8, buying a gun would first involve the potential purchaser obtaining a permit, which requires a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 21, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. October 13, 2022. Editorial: Hartford must have a powerful voice in choice of courthouse site The reactions came soon after the news had been shared about three sites in downtown Hartford being considered as the location for a new federal courthouse....

Today in History: October 19, Lord Cornwallis surrenders

Oct. 19, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2022. There are 73 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 19, 2001, U.S. special forces began operations on the ground in Afghanistan, opening a significant new...

At debate, Walker denies past support for US abortion ban

Oct. 14, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker on Friday denied his previous support for an outright national ban on abortion, though he has insisted at various points throughout the campaign that it was a proposal he endorsed. Walker, a staunch...

Today in History: October 14, Martin Luther King wins Nobel

Oct. 14, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2022. There are 78 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. ...