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Democratic Party has a new leader in South Dakota

Jun. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Democratic Party has a new leader. Berk Ehrmantraut will begin his work as the party's executive director on June 28. Ehrmantraut was a campaign staffer for former gubernatorial candidate and South Dakota lawmaker Billie Sutton. ...

Former state senator to seek 4th District congressional seat

Jun. 15, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

LAMAR, Mo. (AP) — A former state lawmaker is the first candidate to announce a run for the U.S. House seat that will become open with Rep. Vicky Hartzler's decision to run for Senate. The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday that former Republican...

Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election

Jun. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread 2020 election fraud, despite his former attorney general declaring there was no evidence of it, newly released emails...

France: Sarkozy denies wrongdoing in campaign funding trial

Jun. 15, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared in court Tuesday, angrily denying wrongdoing during a trial over the allegedly illegal financing of his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid. Sarkozy, 66, is facing allegations that he spent almost twice the...

Ballot drop box investigation for 2020 begins in Georgia

Jun. 15, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state says his office is reviewing the handling of paperwork related to ballot drop boxes in the state's most populous county during last year's election. “New revelations that Fulton County is unable to produce all ballot drop...

Postcards headed to inactive Wisconsin voters this week

Jun. 15, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Postcards are being mailed this week to about 187,000 voters in Wisconsin who have not cast a ballot in the past four years, informing them that they will have their registration deactivated unless they take action within 30 days. If the voter does...

8 Republicans face off in Assembly special election primary

Jun. 15, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Eight Republicans are facing off in a special election primary for the right to run for an open state Assembly seat. Steve Kauffeld Spencer Zimmerman, Jenifer Quimby, Nick Krueger, Cathy Ann Houchin, Nathan Pollnow, Jennifer Meinhardt and William...

Iran presidential candidate urges better ties with West

Jun. 15, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent contender in Iran’s presidential election appealed Tuesday for better economic and political relations with the West, his most extensive attempt yet to attract reformist voters just days ahead of the poll. Former Iranian Central Bank...

Rise in far-right extremists seen in Germany last year

Jun. 15, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany said Tuesday that the number of far-right extremists in the country increased last year as neo-Nazis sought to join protests against pandemic-related restrictions. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said authorities counted...

Southern Baptist Convention faces push from the right

Jun. 15, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention is electing a new president Tuesday amid a push to wrest control of the denomination by ultraconservatives who say some current leaders are too liberal on issues that include race and the role of women in ministry. ...