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Thousands join nationalist march on Polish Independence Day

Nov. 11, 2022 14:16 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tens of thousands in Warsaw marched peacefully Friday in a yearly Independence Day march organized by Polish nationalist groups that included some anti-Ukrainian and anti-European Union slogans. The march is controversial because it’s led by far-right groups...

South Dakota candidates rally base ahead of Election Day

Nov. 07, 2022 18:35 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem planned a Monday reelection rally featuring a video message from former President Donald Trump in a final push to turn out voters in the heavily-Republican western part of the state, while her Democratic challenger, state lawmaker Jamie...

Search for solutions drives race to save Utah salt flats

Nov. 03, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

WENDOVER, Utah (AP) — In the Utah desert, a treeless expanse of pristine white salt crystals has long lured daredevil speed racers, filmmakers and social media-obsessed tourists. It’s so flat that on certain days, visitors swear they can see the curvature of the earth. The...

Dem rival: WVa GOP Rep. Miller's forum absence stands out

Nov. 03, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Carol Miller repeatedly passed on opportunities to engage with her main opponent to discuss issues with voters in her West Virginia district, instead taking a more direct route. While Miller appeared at an event with Democrat...

Religious polarization in India seeping into US diaspora

Oct. 16, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

In Edison, New Jersey, a bulldozer, which has become a symbol of oppression of India’s Muslim minority, rolled down the street during a parade marking that country's Independence Day. At an event in Anaheim, California, a shouting match erupted between people celebrating the holiday and those who...

NC legislative races: Sharp divisions over abortion, economy

Oct. 15, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With abortion restrictions, looser gun rules and deeper tax reductions likely in the balance, North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper are fighting in campaign trenches over whose policy agenda will win out in Cooper's final two years in office. ...

Opponents pile on Republican Rosendale in US House debate

Oct. 01, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale was slammed over his opposition to aid for Ukraine and votes against federal projects that could benefit Montana, during a live Saturday night debate in eastern Montana's U.S. House race that showed deep policy divisions between the...

Nigerians mark independence anniversary ahead of key poll

Oct. 01, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated the 62nd anniversary of their independence Saturday with the country's leader acknowledging the economic and security hardships citizens are facing as they prepare to vote for a new president in four months. Nigerian President Muhammadu...

Mali marks independence day amid tensions, uncertainty

Sep. 22, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian authorities held a traditional military parade Thursday to make the country's first independence day celebration since French troops departed after nine years of fighting Islamic extremists in its one-time colony. The festivities, featuring fighter planes...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro skips Congress' Independence celebration

Sep. 08, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro skipped a congressional celebration of the country’s independence bicentennial on Thursday, a day after he used the national festivities as a campaign event for his reelection. His absence on short notice added to a rift...