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FILE - In this pair of Aug. 17, 2020, file photos, Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse, left, and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, right, wait for the start of a debate in Springfield, Mass. Morse is a candidate and Neal is the incumbent in Massachusetts' 1st congressional district in the Sept. 1 Democratic primary election. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, File)

Progressive challengers' year: 3 wins and some close calls

Sep. 3, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressives trying to shove Congress to the left by competing in this year's Democratic primaries ousted three moderate incumbents, won other victories and established themselves as a force that's not going away. But some challengers lost, and their overall wins were a modest number...

Kansas candidate admitting abuse had liberal message, base

Aug. 30, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old Kansas House candidate who admitted to circulating revenge porn and abusing young girls online narrowly won his primary race this month with an appeal to young, liberal voters in a safe Democratic district after having run for local office just a year earlier. Aaron...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 28, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT The CIAC needs to drop its defiant arrogance, listen to the experts and put high school football on hold Hartford Courant Aug. 26 What’s wrong with this picture? Schools are preparing to reopen in a...

Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah (1) works out during NFL training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 18 2020 in Detroit. (Detroit Lions Via AP)

Lions GM Quinn and coach Patricia may be down to last chance

Aug. 27, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions are entering their fifth — and perhaps final — season of trying to build a winning organization with former New England executives, coaches and players. Lions ownership retained general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia for this season, but...

In this image from video, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

Sanders calls for party unity to prevent 'authoritarianism'

Aug. 18, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is imploring his supporters to vote for Joe Biden, suggesting that without a unified Democratic Party, years of gains by the progressive movement could be lost and that the country may not even survive four more years of President Donald Trump. “At its...

Gathering remembers 6th anniversary of Michael Brown's death

Aug. 10, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Family and friends of Black 18-year-old Michael Brown said his death after being shot by a white police officer in Ferguson remains painful and frustrating six years after it occurred. About 100 people gathered Sunday on the street where Brown was shot on Aug. 9, 2014, by officer...

House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., stands during a House Select Subcommittee hearing on the Coronavirus, Friday, July 31, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Erin Scott/Pool via AP)

AP Interview: Clyburn warns US lacks plan to stop virus

Aug. 5, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

Rep. James Clyburn said Wednesday the COVID-19 crisis is “much, much worse” than the 2008 Great Recession because the U.S. is without a national strategy to contain the coronavirus. “Our entire economy is at stake,” Clyburn told The Associated Press in a Newsmakers interview. The...

Cori Bush is photographed outside her campaign headquarters in Northwoods, Mo., on Wednesday, Aug.  5, 2020.  Bush pulled a stunning political upset, beating 20-year incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri’s 1st District Democratic primary. The district that covers St. Louis and north St. Louis County is overwhelmingly Democratic and Bush is heavily favored in November. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Bush latest Ferguson protester with political success

Aug. 5, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Cori Bush earned a reputation as a fierce activist on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Come January, she’ll almost certainly be representing the St. Louis suburb in Congress, making her the most prominent of many Ferguson protesters who have turned to politics. On Tuesday,...

Cori Bush celebrates with campaign worker and fellow activist Mike Lhotak as she arrives at her campaign headquarters in Northwoods, Mo., on Wednesday, Aug.  5, 2020.  Bush pulled a stunning political upset, beating 20-year incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri’s 1st District Democratic primary. The district that covers St. Louis and north St. Louis County is overwhelmingly Democratic and Bush is heavily favored in November. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Progressives say primary wins latest sign of momentum shift

Aug. 5, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Progressive Democrats celebrated two primary victories Wednesday, claiming the protests over George Floyd’s death and a renewed focus on racial and economic justice have given their candidates new momentum after some rough patches this year. Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a member of...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo Cori Bush poses for a portrait to promote the film

Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri

Aug. 5, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri's Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. Bush's victory came in a...