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Albania heads to polls after a bitter political fight

Apr. 23, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania holds parliamentary elections on Sunday amid the virus pandemic and a bitter political rivalry between the country’s two largest political parties. Albania, with its population of 2.8 million, has been a NATO member since 2009 and is...

Democrats move 2 bills showing strength and limits of power

Apr. 23, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were on a roll. The House voted along party lines to make the nation’s capital the 51st state, and two hours later, the Senate overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation to address violence against Asian Americans. Thursday's twin...

Nevada: GOP filed baseless election fraud allegations

Apr. 22, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Wednesday that her office reviewed election fraud allegations that state Republican Party leaders delivered to her office in March and found that some allegations were already under investigation, while the vast...

Democrats sue to block "audit" of 2020 Arizona election

Apr. 22, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Democratic Party and the sole Democrat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block the Arizona Senate's ballot recount and audit of the county's 2020 election. The last-ditch...

Senate OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans

Apr. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a bipartisan denunciation of such violence during the coronavirus pandemic and a modest step toward legislating in a chamber...

Arizona election bill dies amid Republican infighting

Apr. 22, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate on Thursday voted down an election bill that critics deride as an attempt at voter suppression because of infighting among Republicans. But the measure could come back at a later date. The measure would purge inconsistent voters from...

GOP-backed voting law rewrite in Ohio offers mix of changes

Apr. 22, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A significant rewrite of Ohio's election laws will call for prohibiting off-site ballot drop boxes, eliminating a day of early voting and tightening Ohio's voter ID requirement while also adding new conveniences to elections, such as allowing absentee ballot requests...

Arizona Legislature OKs abortion ban for genetic issues

Apr. 22, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans who control the Arizona Legislature on Thursday approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill that bans the procedure if the woman is seeking it solely because a fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. Doctors who perform an abortion...

Evers vetoes GOP bills directing federal COVID-19 spending

Apr. 22, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a package of Republican-authored bills on Thursday that would have directed how the state would spend $3.2 billion in federal COVID-19 relief money. Evers also announced that up to $420 million of that money coming to the...

Sen. Tim Scott to deliver GOP's rebuttal to Biden address

Apr. 22, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will deliver Republicans’ rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress next week. Scott, who is the only Black Republican in the Senate, will serve as the face of the party after Biden addresses the...