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Titans may be remembered, but T.C. Williams to be forgotten

Nov. 24, 2020 10:35 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The city of Alexandria's only public high school is getting a new name after the school board unanimously voted to remove the name of segregationist educator T.C. Williams. The T.C. Williams Titans have national name recognition after the 2000 Denzel Washington film “Remember...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 24, 2020 8:13 AM EST

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Nov. 22 The Times and Democrat on the new leader of the South Carolina Senate Democrats: When Lexington County Sen. Nikki Setzler arrived in the state Senate in January 1977, times were much different than today. Setzler was elected as a Democrat in a county...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden transition OK'd to start as Trump runs out of options

Nov. 24, 2020 7:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. Trump relented after suffering yet...

CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JAIME, INSTEAD OF JAMIE - Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison thanks his supporters at an election watch party in Columbia, S.C., after losing the Senate race to incumbent Lindsey Graham, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jeff Blake/The State via AP)

After senate run, Harrison launching PAC to boost Democrats

Nov. 24, 2020 7:01 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the heels of his record-breaking but unsuccessful bid to oust U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina's Jaime Harrison on Tuesday launched a political action committee, utilizing his newly minted status as a fundraising powerhouse to try to provide a sustained boost to other...

Lisa McClain, a President Trump supporter, walks near the Capitol building in Lansing, Mich., Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Michigan's elections board is meeting to certify the state's presidential election results. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan certifies Biden win, Trump challenge thwarted again

Nov. 23, 2020 11:00 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state, another setback for President Donald Trump in his futile effort to undermine the results of the Nov. 3 election through baseless legal challenges and unsupported claims of...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at The Queen theater Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

Nov. 23, 2020 10:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering...

FILE - In this July 25, 2013, file photo Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. President-elect Joe Biden is filling out his administration with key picks for his national security and foreign policy teams. Mayorkas will be nominated as the secretary for the department of homeland security. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ex-Homeland Security official Mayorkas returns under Biden

Nov. 23, 2020 5:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency created after the Sept. 11 attacks but reshaped by President Donald Trump to carry out his hardline immigration and law enforcement agenda. Biden on Monday announced the nomination...

Alabama certifies election results, record absentee voting

Nov. 23, 2020 5:09 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials on Monday certified results of the Nov. 3 election that saw a record number of absentee ballots cast during the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Canvassing Board, which consists of Secretary of State John Merrill and representatives for the governor and attorney...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Atlanta.  Georgia’s top elections official said he will certify that Joe Biden won the state's presidential election after a hand tally stemming from a mandatory audit affirmed the Democrat's lead over Republican President Donald Trump.  Raffensperger said during a news conference Friday that he believes the numbers his office has presented are correct.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia counties set to start recount requested by Trump

Nov. 23, 2020 4:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After the Trump campaign requested a recount of the presidential ballots in Georgia, county election workers have just over a week to complete the new tally, a top elections official said Monday. The election results certified last week by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger showed...

Judge rejects GOP bid to delay vote certification in Phoenix

Nov. 23, 2020 4:32 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected the Arizona Republican Party’s bid to postpone the certification of election results in Maricopa County and dismissed the party’s legal challenge that sought a new audit of a sampling of ballots. Judge John Hannah issued the ruling Thursday with little...