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In this June 2, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia. Biden is pledging to unveil a series of proposals in coming weeks aimed at reversing the economic devastation wrought by the pandemic and addressing inequalities sparking protests sweeping the country. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden to focus on economic plans, inequality in weeks ahead

Jun. 4, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is pledging to unveil a series of proposals in coming weeks aimed at reversing the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic and addressing inequalities that have contributed to protests sweeping the country. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, then-Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Republicans are facing a reckoning as they contend with some divisive candidates during the country's struggle through civic unrest. “He’s driving away moderate Republicans and independents en masse,” Flake, who retired last year after clashing with Trump, said in an interview Wednesday, June 3, 2020. “For Republicans who need to appeal to a broader base, it’s devastating.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

GOP reckons with polarizing candidates amid civil unrest

Jun. 4, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party is facing a reckoning over some of its most divisive candidates. So far the results are mixed, and that's dicey for the GOP as a country shuddering from coast-to-coast civic unrest hurtles toward November elections. Republican leaders looking to broaden the party's...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Jun. 3, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week as West...

Greg Gianforte mingles with friends, family and campaign workers during an election party in Gianforte's back yard Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Bozeman, Mont. Gianforte won the Republican nomination for governor. (Ryan Berry/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

Gianforte tops Fox in all-mail Montana governor primary

Jun. 3, 2020 1:16 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte and Democrat Mike Cooney will face off in the Nov. 3 election for Montana governor after prevailing over their opponents Tuesday in a mail-in primary that saw huge voter participation. Gianforte, 59, touted his business experience and conservative views...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Jun. 3, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week...

Voters wait in a line outside Broad Ripple High School to vote in the Indiana primary in Indianapolis, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 after coronavirus concerns prompted officials to delay the primary from its original May 5 date. Voters waited up to two hours to cast their ballots. Nearly 550,000 voters requested mail-in ballots, more than 10 times the number of those ballots cast during the 2016 primary. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana primary sets up tough race for congressional seat

Jun. 3, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s first election to feature widespread mail-in balloting concluded Tuesday with long lines in Indianapolis delaying the closure of some in-person voting locations by three hours. Nearly 550,000 voters requested mail-in ballots — more than 10 times the number cast...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, the two Democratic candidates for Montana governor, Whitney Williams, left, and Mike Cooney, debate at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture in Bozeman, Mont. The pair will face each other in the June 2 primary. Montana voters are choosing party nominees for governor, U.S. Senate and House and a slate of other offices in a primary election that was changed to all-mail balloting to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)

The Latest: Rosendale wins GOP nomination for US House

Jun. 2, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Montana's primary elections (all times MDT): 9:56 p.m. Matt Rosendale has won the Republican nomination for Montana’s sole U.S. House seat. Rosendale defeated five opponents to win Tuesday’s primary election. He will face former state Rep. Kathleen Williams,...

Poll worker Neuza Ferreira, left, checks in voter Christina Tremblay, right, both of Providence, R.I., Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at a voting station, in Providence. In-person voting is being offered at a reduced number of locations for voters who missed the deadline to request a mail ballot. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Biden, Trump chalk up more primary wins in Rhode Island

Jun. 2, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Joe Biden and President Donald Trump handily won Tuesday's presidential primaries in Rhode Island — balloting that ended up being more of a logistical test of voting by mail during a pandemic than a political challenge for the candidates. Tuesday’s outcome was a...

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., center, arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

CBO projects virus impact could trim GDP by $15.7 trillion

Jun. 1, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office said Monday that the U.S. economy could be $15.7 trillion smaller over the next decade than it otherwise would have been if Congress does not mitigate the economic damage from the coronavirus. The CBO, which had already issued a report forecasting a severe...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters during a rally in New York. A federal appeals court gave the green light Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to New York state’s June 23 Democratic presidential primary.  The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge who ruled two weeks ago that the primary must include the contest over the state’s objections. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

High court declines to take up Sanders supporters' lawsuit

Jun. 1, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to revive a lawsuit by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders who sued the Democratic National Committee in 2016 over claims officials improperly tipped the scales for Hillary Clinton during the nominating process. The justices said Monday they would not take up...