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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, in Washington. Giuliani urged Michigan Republican activists on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2020, to pressure the GOP-controlled Legislature to

Giuliani to Republicans: Pressure Legislature on Biden win

Dec. 2, 2020 11:52 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer urged Michigan Republican activists on Wednesday to pressure, even threaten, the GOP-controlled Legislature to “step up” and award the state's 16 electoral votes to Trump despite Democrat Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory. Rudy...

US appeals court rules judge wrongly halted NC voter ID

Dec. 2, 2020 6:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge wrongly blocked North Carolina's latest photo voter identification law, an appeals court ruled Wednesday, deciding she erred when declaring the requirement was tainted by racial bias largely because a previous voter ID law had been struck down on similar grounds. The...

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2011, file photo shows the signature of president Abraham Lincoln on a rare, restored copy of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery, in Chicago. National lawmakers are expected on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, to introduce a joint resolution aimed at striking language from the U.S. Constitution that enshrines a form of slavery in America’s foundational documents. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

US lawmakers unveil anti-slavery constitutional amendment

Dec. 2, 2020 2:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — National lawmakers introduced a joint resolution Wednesday aimed at striking language from the U.S. Constitution that enshrines a form of slavery in America’s foundational documents. The resolution, spearheaded and supported by Democratic members of the House and Senate, would amend...

Lawmakers name members to redistricting commission

Dec. 2, 2020 12:20 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have picked legislators to serve on a new redistricting commission created with the aim of eliminating gerrymandering. Leaders in both parties have announced their picks in recent days to serve on the commission. The 16-member panel, which was created after voters...

US Supreme Court asked to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

Dec. 1, 2020 4:44 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans attempting to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to take up their lawsuit, three days after it was thrown out by the highest court in the battleground state. In the request to the U.S. Supreme Court,...

Cities ask legislators to ensure non-residents pay taxes

Nov. 30, 2020 5:29 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan mayors on Monday asked the Legislature to act quickly to ensure two-dozen cities collecting income taxes do not lose revenue because non-residents are working at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials warned that without the approval of bills in December's lame-duck...

UN hosts latest round of talks on Syria's constitution

Nov. 30, 2020 5:24 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Delegations from Syria’s government, opposition and civil society are meeting in Geneva for the latest round of talks toward revising the war-battered country’s constitution. The U.N. envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, was hosting the various sides Monday a day after saying Swiss...

A pro-democracy activist, Parit Chiwarak, raises a three-fingers salute, a symbol of resistance at Chana SongKhram police station in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The leaders of the pro-democracy protests reported themselves to the police for the additional charge of violating the lese majeste laws at Chanasongkram Police Station on Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai protest leaders hear police charges of defaming king

Nov. 30, 2020 4:36 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Five leaders of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement reported to police Monday to acknowledge charges that they defamed the king, the most serious of many offenses of which they stand accused. The five are part of the student-led movement that for several months has been campaigning for...

Protesters carry inflatable yellow ducks, which have become good-humored symbols of resistance during anti-government rallies, while marching towards the base of the 11th Infantry Regiment,a palace security unit under direct command of the Thai king, Sunday,Nov. 29, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Pro-democracy demonstrators are continuing their protests calling for the government to step down and reforms to the constitution and the monarchy, despite legal charges being filed against them and the possibility of violence from their opponents or a military crackdown. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai pro-democracy protesters rally outside army base

Nov. 29, 2020 8:06 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s indefatigable pro-democracy activists took to Bangkok's streets again Sunday, this time to protest the army as they push forward with their campaign for sweeping reforms, including to the nation's monarchy. Around 800 protesters marched to the base of the 11th Infantry...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, centre, listens to medics as he visits a transfusiology center in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Maxim Guchek/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus president plans to leave job under new constitution

Nov. 27, 2020 12:59 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The president of Belarus said Friday that he would not remain in the post he has held for more than 26 years if his country adopts a new constitution. However, President Alexander Lukashenko did not describe the amendments he is seeking or give a timeline for when a new constitution...