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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., talks to the media in the spin room following the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

'Do something:' Harris' rapid rise driven by call to action

Aug. 15, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden's vice presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from their school days. In one of the pictures, a racially diverse group of first-graders are gathered in a...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 19, 2020, file photo, Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance, in North Charleston, S.C. West filed signatures on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Ohio, to run for president as an independent candidate in November. (Lauren Petracca Ipetracca/The Post And Courier via AP, File)

Republicans push Kanye 2020. But will it really hurt Biden?

Aug. 6, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kanye West's unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the country, fueling suspicions he's being pushed to run by allies of President Donald Trump hoping to siphon support away from Joe Biden. The rapper qualified...

Kanye West files petitions to appear on Ohio ballot

Aug. 5, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kanye West filed his petition Wednesday to appear as a presidential candidate on Ohio’s ballot in November, the office of Ohio's election chief said. A representative for the rapper submitted 14,886 signatures and other paperwork to the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State for...

FILE - Kanye West answers questions during a service at Lakewood Church Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Houston. West says he is no longer a Trump supporter. The rapper, who once praised President Donald Trump, tells Forbes in a story published Wednesday that he is “taking the red hat off” — a reference to Trump’s trademark red “Make America Great Again” cap. West also insisted that his weekend announcement that he’s running for President was not a stunt to drum up interest in an upcoming album. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Kanye West withdraws petition to get on NJ's 2020 ballot

Aug. 4, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Kanye West withdrew his petition to appear as a presidential candidate on New Jersey's ballot, according to an email chain between a judge and what appears to be the rapper's campaign email address. In email correspondence obtained by The Associated Press, an unidentified person...

Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in North Charleston, S.C. Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, delivered a lengthy monologue Sunday touching on topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals. Whether he's actually seeking the nation's highest office remains a question. (Lauren Petracca Ipetracca/The Post And Courier via AP)

Kanye West's NJ ballot petition falls short, complaint says

Jul. 29, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Kanye West’s petition to appear on New Jersey’s ballot as a presidential candidate fails to pass legal muster because signatures are incomplete, and in some cases appear written with very similar handwriting, according to a formal complaint filed with the state Wednesday....

Omari Ho-Sang speaks during the protest where people met in front of the bus station and marched to the Caddo Parish Courthouse for Black Lives Matter, May 31, 2020, in Shreveport, La. In Shreveport, activists Breka Peoples, fiery and focused, and organizer Ho-Sang, articulate and poised, each brings the perfect temperament for the role they play alongside hundreds of others calling for police reforms and justice for police custody deaths of Tommie McGlothen III, Wavey Austin, and Anthony Childs who also died during an encounter with police. (Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP)

Black Lives Matter activists speak on activism in Shreveport

Jul. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Dating back to the 1800s to Harriet Tubman who returned after escaping from slavery to lead others to freedom, organizing/activism has always been a necessary part of life for African Americans in the continued quest for social and racial equity. Black activists over the past few...

FILE -Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2020. Kardashian West is asking the public to show compassion and empathy to husband Kanye West, who she says is bipolar and caused a stir this week after fulminating in a series of social media posts. The reality TV star posted a lengthy message Wednesday on her Instagram Live feed, explaining that life has been complicated for her family and West, who ranted against historical figure Harriet Tubman and discussed abortion on Sunday while he declared himself a presidential candidate. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kim K asks public to show compassion, empathy to Kanye West

Jul. 22, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is asking the public to show compassion and empathy to husband Kanye West, who caused a stir this week after fulminating in a series of social media posts. She says he is bipolar. The reality TV star and beauty mogul posted a lengthy message Wednesday on her Instagram...

Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in North Charleston, S.C. Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, delivered a lengthy monologue Sunday touching on topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals. Whether he's actually seeking the nation's highest office remains a question. (Lauren Petracca Ipetracca/The Post And Courier via AP)

West wants $1M for new moms, slams Tubman at campaign rally

Jul. 20, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Self-declared presidential candidate Kanye West delivered a winding and unconventional campaign introduction speech in which he proposed a $1 million payout to each new mother and decried Harriet Tubman for her work on the Underground Railroad. But whether the rapper and fashion...

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Chelsea Clinton's next book celebrates women in sports

Jul. 20, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton is extending her celebration of women to chapter books and the world of sports. Clinton's “She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changes the Game” will be published Sept. 22, the children's imprint Philomel Books announced Monday. The latest of...

Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in North Charleston, S.C. Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, delivered a lengthy monologue Sunday touching on topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals. Whether he's actually seeking the nation's highest office remains a question. (Lauren Petracca Ipetracca/The Post And Courier via AP)

Kanye West criticizes Harriet Tubman at his political rally

Jul. 20, 2020 5:41 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, ranted against historical figure Harriet Tubman on Sunday, saying the Underground Railroad conductor “never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people,”...