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Takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate

Nov. 21, 2019 3:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats spent more time making the case for their ability to beat President Donald Trump than trying to defeat each other in their fifth debate Wednesday night. Civil in tone, mostly cautious in approach, the forum did little to reorder the field and may have given encouragement to two...

Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

Nov. 21, 2019 3:42 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed Wednesday in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry of...

The Latest: Biden flubs reference to black female senator

Nov. 20, 2019 11:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): ___ 11:05 p.m. Joe Biden has incorrectly said during the Democratic presidential debate that he has the support of the “only African American woman ever elected to the Senate.” That drew a response from...

Lower quits race to unseat Amash in Michigan’s 3rd District

Nov. 20, 2019 5:43 PM EST

GREENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Jim Lower (LOW'-ur) has ended his campaign for a Grand Rapids-area congressional seat, citing fundraising challenges and family concerns. Lower jumped in the race in May after Republican Rep. Justin Amash accused President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct....

Barrett announces run for 5th term as Milwaukee mayor

Nov. 20, 2019 5:26 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he is running for a fifth term in office. Barrett announced his re-election campaign Wednesday at a development in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood. The Journal Times reports Barrett struck a unifying tone in his announcement. The Democrat says...

Ex-Baltimore mayor charged in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

Nov. 20, 2019 4:21 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of arranging...

Florida editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 4:05 PM EST

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Nov. 19 The St. Augustine Record on Donald Trump Jr.’s visit to the University of Florida: Before we begin, let’s get something straight. This is not a conservative or progressive editorial. It’s not left or right. It’s not anti-University...

Mississippi editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 2:50 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Nov. 19 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on obesity: The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show Mississippi at the top of the list again with the highest adult and youth obesity rates in the nation. Sunday’s (Nov. 17) front...

Former sheriff pleads not guilty to corruption charges

Nov. 20, 2019 8:39 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former sheriff in Virginia has pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges. News outlets report former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe entered the plea Tuesday in federal court. He and codefendant Gerard Boyle are accused of engaging in a quid pro quo relationship for 12 years. Boyle...

Bernie Sanders campaign says it has gotten 4M contributions

Nov. 19, 2019 7:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign says that it has received more than 4 million donations from people nationwide. During Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, he didn’t reach that number of contributions until after winning the New Hampshire primary. That’s when the...