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2024 Election Latest: Harris praises Biden’s legacy, Secret Service head grilled by lawmakers

Jul. 22, 2024 13:23 PM EDT

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke Monday at a White House celebration with the NCAA championship teams, her first appearance since President Joe Biden announced he was leaving the race. Meanwhile, The Secret Service director is testifying before a congressional committee as calls...

Brazil's Lula urges Venezuela's Maduro to respect vote results, is 'frightened' by talk of bloodbath

Jul. 22, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Monday his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro should respect the results of the elections scheduled for Sunday, and said he was “frightened” by Maduro's reference to a possible post-election bloodbath. ...

Who's No. 2? Four leading Democrats emerge as a possible running mate for Kamala Harris

Jul. 22, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

No one knows the importance of selecting the right running mate better than Vice President Kamala Harris. With Harris now the leading candidate to succeed President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, a look at the top contenders to be on the ticket. ...

Harris praises Biden's 'unmatched' legacy, claims many of the delegates she needs for the nomination

Jul. 22, 2024 13:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris moved swiftly Monday to lock up Democratic delegates behind her campaign for the White House after President Joe Biden stepped aside amid concerns from within their party that he would be unable to defeat Republican Donald Trump. ...

Harris could become the first female president after years of breaking racial and gender barriers

Jul. 22, 2024 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's already broken barriers, and now Kamala Harris could shatter several more after President Joe Biden abruptly ended his reelection bid and endorsed her. Biden announced Sunday that he was stepping aside after a disastrous debate performance catalyzed fears...

Harris praises Biden's 'unmatched' legacy in her first public remarks since he endorsed her to take over 2024 campaign

Jul. 22, 2024 11:53 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Harris praises Biden's 'unmatched' legacy in her first public remarks since he endorsed her to take over 2024 campaign.

Democrats promise an 'orderly process' to replace Biden. Harris is favored, but questions remain

Jul. 22, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after President Joe Biden announced that he would drop his reelection campaign, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison had a message: There would be no automatic coronation for his replacement. “In the coming days, the party will undertake a...

Nashville-area GOP House race and Senate primaries top Tennessee's primary ballot

Jul. 22, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A first-term Tennessee congressman backed by former President Donald Trump will face a Republican challenger who calls the lawmaker ineffective, a contest that is among the top races in the state's August primary election. The primary will also cement who...

Belarus frees head of banned party as Lukashenko slowly releases some political prisoners

Jul. 22, 2024 10:37 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The head of a banned Belarusian opposition party who had been behind bars for two years was released on Monday as the authoritarian country frees a trickle of political prisoners, according to the respected human rights group Viasna. Mikalai Kazlou, who led...

Hollywood reacts to Joe Biden exiting the presidential race

Jul. 22, 2024 10:13 AM EDT

Hollywood was quick to react to the news that President Joe Biden was ending his bid for reelection and endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris. Barbra Streisand, a Democratic supporter, wrote Sunday on X that “we should be grateful for his upholding of our democracy.” While many...