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FILE - This Sunday, April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident from continuing through the end of October. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Lawsuit says census takers were pressured to falsify data

Oct. 28, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

The U.S. Census Bureau was able to claim it had reached 99.9% of households when the 2020 census ended two weeks ago because census takers were pressured to falsify data as the statistical agency cut corners and slashed standards, according to an amended lawsuit from advocacy groups and local governments. In...

FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A third-party congressional candidate told a close friend before he died that he had been recruited by Republicans to draw votes away from the Democratic incumbent, according to a published report Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. The Star Tribune obtained a voicemail that Adam Weeks of the Legal Marijuana Now Party left for his friend, Joey Hudson, four weeks before Weeks died last month. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Even in death, pot candidate upends Minnesota US House race

Oct. 28, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Weeks was never going to win Minnesota’s 2nd District seat in Congress, but the deceased Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate has had an outsized effect on the race. His death in September from an apparent accidental fentanyl overdose set off a legal battle over whether the...

Barrett confirmation rises as issue in Kentucky Senate race

Oct. 28, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a victory lap Wednesday for shepherding Amy Coney Barrett onto the U.S. Supreme Court, while his Democratic challenger questioned his priorities. Amy McGrath said the Republican should have done more to deliver more coronavirus aid to...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., makes a point during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against the GOP incumbent. Although the party makeup of Arizona’s congressional delegation has been remarkably stable for the past decade, Democrats hope to change that this year with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, who is challenging five-term Schweikert in the suburban 6th District that takes in much of north Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Arizona Democrats target once-solidly red 6th District

Oct. 28, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against a wounded GOP incumbent with a slimmer-than-normal bank account as they look to extend their control of the congressional delegation in the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual public health briefing at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden vows not to make 'false promises' about pandemic

Oct. 28, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign “on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch,” pledging instead to prioritize science, while President Donald Trump used the race's final days keeping a whirlwind schedule aimed at focusing on...

A women's rights activist with a poster of the Women's Strike action protests in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 against recent tightening of Poland's restrictive abortion law. Massive nationwide protests have been held ever since a top court ruled Thursday that abortions due to fetal congenital defects are unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poles join strike as protests against abortion ruling expand

Oct. 28, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — People across Poland stayed off their jobs and huge crowds poured onto the streets for a seventh straight day of protests Wednesday, enraged over a top court ruling that bans abortions in cases of fetal abnormalities. Tens of thousands of people, gathering in defiance of pandemic...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Ana Brnabic speaks during the fourth EU-Arab World Summit in Athens. Serbia’s prime minister-designate said Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 her new government will be pro-European but will also maintain “friendly’’ relations with Russia and China. Ana Brnabic made the comments in an address to parliament, which is to approve Serbia’s new government dominated by allies of autocratic President Aleksandar Vucic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)

Serbia's PM: gov't to be pro-EU keeping Russia, China ties

Oct. 28, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s prime minister-designate said Wednesday her new government will be pro-European but will also maintain “friendly’’ relations with Russia and China. Ana Brnabic made the comments in an address to parliament before it approved Serbia’s new...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Washington. The committee summoned the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google to testify during the hearing. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Social media CEOs get earful on bias, warning of new limits

Oct. 28, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms — and were warned of coming restrictions from Congress....

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., meets with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trumps nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, not pictured, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Perdue, Ossoff set to meet in 2nd Georgia Senate debate

Oct. 28, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff are set to meet in Savannah for their second debate Wednesday night in a bitter race in which both sides have flooded the airwaves with attack ads. The contest, which polls indicate is extremely close, could have...

Albania hosts online Balkan anti-Semitism forum

Oct. 28, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania held an online forum against anti-Semitism Wednesday, the first time such a meeting has been staged in the Balkans, with Prime Minister Edi Rama calling anti-Semitism “a threat to our own civilization.” The Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism was organized by...