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Family of black Indiana man killed by officer files lawsuit

Jun. 26, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The family of a 54-year-old man fatally shot by a white officer is suing the officer and the city of South Bend, Indiana, where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is mayor. Eric Logan's relatives filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court. It accuses...

Democrats clash in 2020's opening debate, aiming at Trump

Jun. 26, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Democrats face off in a prime-time fight Wednesday night in the first debate of the 2020 presidential campaign, the unofficial starting line for the party's quest to wrest the White House from Donald Trump and deny him a second term. While the crowded field has been courting voters in key...

'May the best woman win:' Record number in Democratic field

Jun. 26, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Democratic presidential candidates taking the stage to kick off the primary debates include more women than ever before, six contenders challenging assumptions that voters and pundits may have about what presidential leadership looks like. Their vision for the country and their leadership...

Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in Dem debates

Jun. 26, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters. The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to oust...

Photos of migrant father and daughter spark global anguish

Jun. 26, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the Vatican to the U.S. Congress and campaign trail, expressions of anguish, empathy and outrage poured out Wednesday over the photos of a migrant father and young daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to enter the United States without legal...

The Latest: 2020 Dems meet in Miami for 1st night of debates

Jun. 26, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 12:30 p.m. White House hopefuls in Miami for the Democratic debates are trekking to nearby Homestead, Florida, to visit a large migrant detention facility. The stops are intended to draw attention to President Donald Trump's...

2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren pushes election security plan

Jun. 25, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday pitched a sweeping overhaul of the nation's systems for securing its elections, including the creation of a "uniform federal ballot" and the replacement of the independent commission that currently helps administer the vote....

Trump endorses North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis

Jun. 25, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis on Tuesday, delivering a significant political asset for the first-term Republican senator already facing a primary challenge for his reelection next year in the closely divided state. Trump tweeted his "Full and Total...

Correction: Election 2020-Student Debt story

Jun. 25, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 24 about legislative proposals to cancel all student debt, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Sen. Bernie Sanders' College For All Act would cost $2.2 billion. It would cost $2.2 trillion. A corrected version of the story is below: Sanders, liberals, out with...

Can 2020 Dems do more than just decry Trump on immigration?

Jun. 25, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

Democratic presidential hopefuls face a challenge as they gather in Miami for the opening round of primary debates: presenting immigration ideas that go beyond simply bashing the Trump administration. Most of the proposals that the contenders have advanced combine long-held Democratic priorities — such as...