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Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

Apr. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the...

Southern Illinois village elects first black president

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

COLP, Ill. (AP) — Voters in the southern Illinois community of Colp made history last week when they elected a Black woman village president. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports Marcella Clark was elected Tuesday with 30 votes, with...

Chadians vote as Deby seeks to extend 3-decade presidency

Apr. 11, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was widely expected to win re-election Sunday, extending his three-decade-long rule in this central African nation after three top opposition politicians chose not to take part in the vote. Some polling stations...

Kyrgyzstan approves constitution boosting president's power

Apr. 11, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan’s national elections commission says voters have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution that substantially increases the president’s powers. The commission said results from 90% of the polling places showed 79% approval of the...

2 German state governors want to be center-right candidate

Apr. 11, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two German state governors on Sunday declared their willingness to become the center-right candidate for the country's Sept. 26 national election. German Chancellor Angela Merkel isn’t seeking a fifth term after 16 years in power. Her center-right Union...

Benin's president seeks re-election after violent protests

Apr. 11, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Benin's voters cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election that has been marred by violent demonstrations as incumbent leader Patrice Talon ran for a second term despite once pledging he would not. The opposition said the vote was going forward...

Trump: The key to Republican success is more Trumpism

Apr. 10, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump staked his claim to the Republican Party in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night, casting his populist policies and attack-dog politics as the key to future Republican success. Trump also reinforced his...

Lee Hart, wife of 1984 presidential hopeful Gary Hart, dies

Apr. 10, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Lee Hart, the wife of former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado, has died. She was 85. Lee Hart died Friday at a hospital in Lakewood, Colorado, after a brief illness. She campaigned for her husband during his runs for the Senate and the White House....

Protest near Masters pushes back against Georgia voting law

Apr. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — About two dozen protesters turned out near Augusta National on Saturday, objecting to Georgia's new voting law during the third round of the Masters. The group held signs that said “Let Us Vote” and “Protect Georgia Voting Rights,” drawing...

Kyrgyzstan votes on constitution boosting president's powers

Apr. 10, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in Kyrgyzstan will cast ballots Sunday on whether to approve a new constitution that would substantially increase the president’s powers in this impoverished Central Asian nation. The referendum comes three months after Sadyr Zhaparov was elected...