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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality, racial injustice and social inequality, he was vilified by people who considered it an offense against the country, the flag and the military. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Colin Kaepernick: Timeline of a gesture and its echoes

Jun. 6, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

Colin Kaepernick was a second-round draft pick in 2011. The next year he led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. By 2016, he had begun kneeling on the sideline at games during the national anthem to protest social injustice and police brutality. Soon after, he was gone from the NFL, and he has not played...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak during an event in Dover, Del., Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top

Jun. 6, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden has won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots. Indiana, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were among the seven states,...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

Jun. 6, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. “It was an honor to compete alongside...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, takes the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Anatomy of a political comeback: How Biden earned nomination

Jun. 6, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It seemed easy to write off Joe Biden. The former vice president came across as easily blindsided at debates. The crowds at his presidential campaign speeches were far from stadium size. Other Democratic candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg each had...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo police move demonstrators away from St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House, as they gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality in time of anguish

Jun. 6, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Vicious dogs.” “Ominous weapons.” Injured police. Gagging protesters. Shattered storefronts. Armed personnel at centers of power and landmarks. Anguish and arson. Taking the measure of these days in the nation's capital, President Donald Trump exclaimed:...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak during an event in Dover, Del., Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top

Jun. 6, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president late Friday as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots. Indiana, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were among the seven...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

Jun. 6, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. “It was an honor to compete...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014, file photo, Arizona state Rep. Doris Goodale, R-Kingman, gets a standing ovation while speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to Gov. Jan Brewer's State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. She had suffered a stroke the previous year. Goodale, a former member of the Arizona House who was one of a handful of Republican lawmakers who joined with minority Democrats in 2013 to back former Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan, died Friday, June 5, 2020. She was 71. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Former state lawmaker Doris Goodale dies at age 71

Jun. 5, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Doris Goodale, a former member of the Arizona House who was one of a handful of Republican lawmakers who joined with minority Democrats in 2013 to back former Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan, has died. She was 71. Goodale died Friday, said Rep. Regina Cobb, a...

President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with commercial fishermen at Bangor International Airport in Bangor, Maine, Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area

Jun. 5, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled back protections Friday at a marine conservation area off the New England coast, signing an order to allow commercial fishing in a stretch of water environmentalists say is critical for endangered right whales and other fragile marine life. “We are...

FILE - In this March 13, 2006 file photo, Rep. Bill Hembree, R-Winston, chairman of the Higher Education Committee, listens during debate on HR1045, HOPE chest, on the floor of the House at the Capitol in Atlanta.  Hembree is running in Georgia’s 14th congressional district. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)

Republicans rush to northwest Georgia race as Graves leaves

Jun. 5, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nine Republicans are jockeying to succeed U.S. Rep Tom Graves in northwest Georgia's 14th congressional district, after Graves announced in December he would step down. The field might seem like it would be headlined by former state schools Superintendent John Barge, state Rep. Kevin Cooke...