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AP News Guide: Election Day 2020 in Delaware

Oct. 31, 2020 7:09 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — This year’s general election in Delaware is like none ever seen in the state before. Tens of thousands of Delawareans have taken advantage of a universal voting-by-mail law authorized under emergency powers invoked by the Democrat-controlled legislature because of the coronavirus....

FILE - This photo from Sunday May 31, 2020, shows demonstrators raising their hands during a rally in Brooklyn, N.Y., for George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after being restrained by police officers. The chaos unleashed in 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic, has created space for different voices to speak, for different conversations to be had and for different questions to be asked. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)

Analysis: 2020, and the American chorus' newly loud voices

Oct. 31, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

It's LOUD in the United States these days. Voices are being raised everywhere, speaking about everything. They’re talking policing, health care, COVID. They're discussing the economic safety net, the environment. They’re challenging racism, sexism and the myriad ways we come up with to judge each...

Shreveport artists use murals to amplify their voices

Oct. 31, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — On June 6, 2020 Tommie McGlothen III stopped marching with the hundreds of others on Texas Avenue in order to take a moment and kneel down in front of the newly painted mural that had his father’s name on it. It was created by several local artists to provide a visual...

Today in History

Oct. 31, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2020. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 31, 1941, work was completed on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, begun in 1927. On this date: In 1795, English poet John...

Tim McVean, 38, poses for a photo at a ballot drop-off location in Minneapolis after handing his ballot to election officials on Friday Oct. 30, 2020. McVean said he decided to drop off his ballot in-person after learning of an appeals court ruling Thursday evening that indicated mail-in ballots received after Election Day may not be counted. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ibrahim)

Minnesota Democrats ramp up push for absentee ballot turnout

Oct. 30, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats and election officials on Friday urged people with absentee ballots not yet mailed to drop them off by hand or vote in person, a day after an appellate court’s ruling raised questions about whether ballots that arrive up to seven days beyond Election Day would...

Stitt names counsel to address high-court reservation ruling

Oct. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday the hiring of an attorney to help his administration address a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held much of eastern Oklahoma is an Indian reservation. Stitt has hired Oklahoma City lawyer Ryan Leonard to serve as his special counsel for Native American...

Maine ban on tuition payments to religious schools is upheld

Oct. 30, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Maine’s exclusion of religious schools from a high school tuition voucher program, upholding the law after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Montana case seemed to open the door to more public funding for parochial schools. The...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 30, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT: Crackdown on COVID violations a sad necessity Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board Oct. 28 The frustration with month after month of COVID-related restrictions is understandable. Everyone is tired of...

Omari Barksdale is shown in Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. As millions of Americans cast their ballots in the final days before the election, a convergence of three unprecedented, simultaneous national crises has led many to believe this presidential election is a referendum on race relations in America. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

Oct. 30, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 228,000 Americans. Many were Black Americans whose communities were disproportionately devastated by the virus. Omari...

Members of Japanese civil groups attend a rally near Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Dozens of people protested outside Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters building in Tokyo on Friday, demanding Japanese companies pay compensation for their wartime abuse of Korean laborers by accepting the South Korean supreme court ruling two years ago that severely strained relations between the two neighbors. The banners read

Protest outside Japan's Mitsubishi over wartime forced labor

Oct. 30, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — About a dozen people protested outside the headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Tokyo on Friday, demanding Japanese companies pay compensation for their wartime abuse of Korean laborers. The protesters called on the companies to accept South Korean Supreme Court rulings that severely...