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Trump, Democrats blame each other for migrant deaths

Jun. 26, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrats blamed each other Wednesday for the deaths of a migrant father and his toddler daughter whose bodies were seen in searing photographs, symbolizing the perils faced by those trying to cross illegally into the U.S. Speaking to reporters as he left the...

Photos of migrant father and daughter spark global anguish

Jun. 26, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

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 permission. The photos show the...

Family of black Indiana man killed by officer files lawsuit

Jun. 26, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The family of a 54-year-old black 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...

Evangelical group to spend $50M on get-out-the-vote efforts

Jun. 26, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran conservative activist Ralph Reed said Wednesday that the faith-based group he leads plans to spend at least $50 million on get-out-the-vote efforts in 2020. It's part of a large-scale marshaling of evangelical resources that's poised to benefit President Donald Trump's reelection...

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...

Editorials from around New York

Jun. 26, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Wall Street Journal on the 2020 Election June 25 The Democratic presidential candidates open their primary debate season Wednesday night in Miami with an historic opportunity: They have an excellent chance to retake the White...

Democrats hope Mueller testimony will have 'profound impact'

Jun. 26, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to have "a profound impact" when he testifies before Congress on July 17, even though Mueller has said he won't provide any new information. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of...

'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...

Tech giants face questions on hate speech going into debates

Jun. 26, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel Wednesday on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. The scrutiny comes as the tech giants step up safety measures to prevent disinformation online...

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...