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Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, arrives to speak at a campaign event at the home of state Senate candidate Richard Hricik in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

Feb. 18, 2020 10:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake. The Minnesota senator was unable to name Mexican President Andres Manuel...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Spike in drug deaths must be reversed Akron Beacon Journal Feb. 15 Together, they would have filled about eight classrooms. All 198 had mothers, fathers, loved ones and people who cared about them. Yet, they all died in 2019 from...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg embraces Hannah Brown at the Nevada Black Legislative Caucus Black History Awards brunch Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pete Buttigieg's next test: Winning over minority voters

Feb. 18, 2020 2:32 PM EST

So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy. The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U.S. senators in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary. The 38-year-old's fresh face, intellect and turn-the-page message won votes...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, Ashlei Blue, director of Spread The Vote North Carolina, speaks about the importance of everyone having an ID during an event at Fairfield Inn & Suites in Greenville, N.C. Democrats are hoping this is the year they can finally make political headway in Texas and have set their sights on trying to win a majority in one house of the state legislature. Among the big hurdles they’ll have to overcome are a series of voting restrictions Texas Republicans have implemented in recent years, including the nation’s toughest voter ID law, purging of voter rolls and reductions in polling places. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector via AP, File)

Courts make photo ID less likely in N Carolina 2020 voting

Feb. 18, 2020 1:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's newest voter photo identification law seems flawed by “discriminatory intent” and should have been blocked months ago, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, creating another obstacle to implementing a requirement now demanded by the state constitution....

Porto's Moussa Marega, from Mali, left, leaves the pitch during a Portuguese league soccer match between Vitoria SC and FC Porto in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2020. The president and the prime minister of Portugal have added their voices to a national outcry over racist abuse aimed at Moussa Marega who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants. (AP Photo)

Portugal leaders rally around racially abused soccer player

Feb. 17, 2020 3:39 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The president and the prime minister of Portugal added their voices to a national outcry Monday over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the incident was...

Rutgers-Camden chancellor to step down

Feb. 17, 2020 12:10 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden has announced plans to step down after the current academic year. The university said Monday that Chancellor Phoebe Haddon will return to the faculty as a law professor as of July 1. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Haddon, named the...

FILE - in this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, students and faculty from all over Ball State University's campus protest in Muncie, Ind., after a viral incident of a professor calling police on a black student who refused to move seats in class last week. Momentum over the issue has only grown in the student populace who want to see reform on the university level. The professor who called police to his classroom will not teach classes for the rest of the semester.(Corey Ohlenkamp/The Star Press via AP, File)

Professor suspended for calling police on black student

Feb. 17, 2020 11:51 AM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A white professor at an Indiana university who called police to his classroom after a black student refused to change seats will not be teaching for the remainder of the semester, the school said in a written statement. No formal charges or disciplinary action was immediately taken...

Stand up for Rosa Parks: Statue in Grand Rapids for 10 years

Feb. 17, 2020 9:47 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The statue of Rosa Parks in downtown Grand Rapids symbolizing resistance against racism is needed now more than ever, according to the man who pushed for the monument that was erected 10 years ago. Armond Robinson, 90, was acutely aware of the impact of Parks' protest in...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., makes a point during a campaign stop late Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

2020 Watch: Who can show strength with voters of color?

Feb. 17, 2020 6:28 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Nevada caucuses: 5 Days to general election: 260 ___ THE NARRATIVE With Iowa and New Hampshire behind them, the Democrats' 2020 field lurches toward a decidedly more diverse set...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Clark County Democratic Party

The Latest: Nevada's lieutenant governor endorses Biden

Feb. 16, 2020 6:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times PST): 3:30 p.m. Joe Biden has picked up another endorsement from a top Nevada politician, with Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall announcing that she will back the former vice president’s White House bid. Marshall joins two of the...