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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, July 10, 2018, a six-meter high cartoon baby blimp depicting U.S. President Donald Trump in north London. The President Trump blimp will become part of the Museum of London's protest collection exhibition, which includes artifacts from the women’s suffrage movement, peace activists who opposed the war in Iraq during the early 2000s, and more recent protests against public spending cuts, the museum has announced Monday Jan. 18, 2021.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

Trump baby protest blimp enters Museum of London collection

Jan. 18, 2021 1:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House. The Museum of London said Monday that it had added the giant balloon, which depicts Donald Trump as a screaming orange baby, to its collection as an illustration of the protests that greeted the U.S. president...

UN chief says 9 African nations, Iran in arrears on UN dues

Jan. 18, 2021 11:45 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief says nine African nations and Iran are in arrears on paying their dues to the United Nations’ operating budget and should lose their voting rights as required under the U.N. Charter. In a letter to General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir circulated Monday,...

Mural will go up honoring centennial of women's suffrage

Jan. 11, 2021 8:22 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The twin cities of Lewiston-Auburn represent one of six sites to be selected for murals honoring the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts led the effort to produce murals marking the...

Iowa lawmakers likely will talk taxes, voting, guns, schools

Jan. 10, 2021 10:32 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature will convene Monday with Republicans holding large majorities and promising an agenda that could include tax cuts and changes to voting, gun and school attendance laws. Republicans, who in November expanded their majority in the House and maintained their edge...

Workers at the Gwinnett County Georgia elections headquarters process absentee ballots for Georgia's Senate runoff election in Lawrenceville, Ga. on Wednesday,  Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Georgia legislature braces for a battle over voting laws

Jan. 8, 2021 8:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After record-breaking turnout that helped propel Democrats to victory in Georgia's presidential contest and two U.S. Senate runoffs, Republicans in the state legislature are proposing limits and additional requirements on voting. The plans largely seek to limit absentee voting by mail, which...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock waves to supporters during a drive-in rally, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Savannah, Ga. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made a campaign stop for Georgia candidates Warnock and Jon Ossoff before the runoff election Tuesday. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Black leaders cheer Georgia success, push for more progress

Jan. 7, 2021 9:04 PM EST

What started as a day of celebration for Black organizers, voters and other Georgians who helped deliver two historic Senate runoff victories was overshadowed Wednesday when a violent, mostly white mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. But Black leaders and organizers say the...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, center front left, speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump, center front right, after a group photo at a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. From left, French President Emmanuel Macron, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Poland's President Andrzej Duda and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. World leaders including Macron, Merkel, Solberg and Stoltenberg, are condemning the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

World reaction to the storming of the US Capitol

Jan. 7, 2021 4:19 PM EST

Reaction from around the world to the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump: ___ “A fundamental rule of democracy is that, after elections, there are winners and losers. Both have to play their role with decency and responsibility so that democracy itself remains the...

People in the crowd hold up an image of Stacey Abrams as President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, to campaign for Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

After years of work, Abrams takes victory lap in Georgia

Jan. 7, 2021 4:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams spent years crisscrossing Georgia, working to convince Democratic leaders, donors and prospective candidates that a vast, untapped well of potential voters could upend Republican domination in the state. There was no national media spotlight or constant praise from national...

A man reads a newspaper reacting to the news of the assault on U.S Congress, on a street in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Jan. 7, 2021.  News reports show police with gun drawn as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Washington, USA.(AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

World watches US chaos with shock, dismay and some mockery

Jan. 7, 2021 3:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — As the world watched American institutions shaken to the core by an angry mob, officials and ordinary citizens wondered: How fragile is democracy, and how much stress could their own political systems withstand? “If it can happen in the U.S., it can happen anywhere,” said Gunjan...

Split court tosses Pennsylvania victims' rights amendment

Jan. 7, 2021 1:20 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A victims’ rights constitutional amendment that Pennsylvania voters apparently passed by a wide margin was thrown out Thursday by a divided state court that ruled it bundled too many changes together. Commonwealth Court in a 3-2 decision said state officials may not tabulate...