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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has already narrowed the field by saying he will pick a woman. In addition to Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, other names that have been part of the speculation are Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Abrams. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy, File)

Stacey Abrams endorses candidates in 7 US Senate contests

May. 21, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alongside discussions of her own national political ambitions, former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams is wading into elections outside her home state, endorsing the campaigns of seven Democrats vying for U.S. Senate seats. On Thursday, Abrams announced that she was backing...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 20, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ May 20 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on Gov. Roy Cooper's reopening plans for North Carolina: Gov. Roy Cooper is poised to give North Carolina its economic freedom, but with that comes much more. Cooper is expected to announce that the...

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Sen. Graham plans vote to subpoena Russia probe officials

May. 18, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is scheduling a vote that would allow him to subpoena more than 50 current and former officials who were involved in the Justice Department’s investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as President...

In this March 26, 2020, Patrick Goodman cuts Keith Donaldson's hair at Creative Image barber shop in Columbia, SC. South Carolina's governor has not given a stay at home order closing non-essential businesses, but Columbia did pass an order, which will close Goodman's shop. (AP Photo /Jeffrey Collins).

Virus means no fall break as shaggy in SC return to barbers

May. 18, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina's major universities has a back-to-campus plan that cancels fall break next semester and ends in-person classes before Thanksgiving to avoid getting caught in a second wave of coronavirus infections. Also on Monday, Gov. Henry McMaster agreed to give the General...

President Donald Trump stops to speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House as he returns to the White House on Marine One, Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Washington. Trump is returning from nearby Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP falsehoods on Flynn, Biden, virus

May. 18, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are misrepresenting the facts behind the legal case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as they seek to allege improper behavior during the Obama administration in the presidential campaign season. Broadly dubbing his allegations...

FILE - In this May 15, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he departs the White House on Marine One in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP distortion on Flynn; virus fiction

May. 16, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are misrepresenting the facts behind the legal case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as they seek to allege improper behavior during the Obama administration in the presidential campaign season. Broadly dubbing his allegations...

State fines salon $14K after reopening against virus order

May. 15, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A hair salon in Salem will be fined $14,000 after reopening against Gov. Kate Brown’s executive orders meant to slow the coronavirus pandemic. The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division, known as OSHA, is fining salon owner and stylist Lindsey Graham specifically,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020 file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks about the

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 15, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Nancy Pelosi is trying to pass a law called HR6666 which would allow...

Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., takes off his mask as he arrives for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on

Graham to probe Russia investigation; won't call Obama

May. 14, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Thursday his committee is opening a wide-ranging inquiry into the Russia investigation, but rejected President Donald Trump’s call to bring in former President Barack Obama to testify. “I am greatly concerned about the...

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette speaks with reporters after the first meeting of accelerateSC, an advisory group about reopening the state economy, on Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Lieutenant governor encourages U.S. Census participation

May. 14, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a new video featuring some of the state's notable residents, South Carolina's lieutenant governor is promoting an effort to encourage residents to participate in the U.S. Census this year. Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette heads up the state's Complete Count Commission, a collaborative effort...