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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger makes remarks during a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Georgia investigating man's possible steps to vote illegallyElection officials are investigating the actions of a Florida lawyer who they say tried to register to vote in a high-stakes runoff in Georgia that will decide control of the U.S. Senate
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Polling workers inspect and count absentee ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in New York. Counties across New York began to count more than 1.5 million absentee ballots Monday, a last push that will determine the outcome of several races that remain undecided nearly a week after Election Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
In some parts of New York, vote count shrouded in secrecyPolicies favoring secrecy over transparency have meant that New Yorkers will be among the last Americans to learn the final vote tallies in the 2020 election
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe looks on as President Donald Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former football coach Lou Holtz, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
US intelligence director says China is top threat to AmericaOutgoing National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe says China poses the greatest threat to America and the rest of the free world since World War II
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This 2018 portrait released by the U.S. Department of Justice shows Connecticut's U.S. Attorney John Durham. Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation, giving him the authority of a special counsel to allow him to complete his work without being easily fired. Barr told The Associated Press on Dec. 1, 2020, that he appointed Durham as a special counsel in October under the same federal statute that governed special counsel Robert Mueller’s in the Russia probe. (U.S. Department of Justice via AP, File)
Ex-FBI lawyer who altered Russia probe email seeks probationLawyers for an ex-FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to altering an email during the Donald Trump-Russia investigation say he “made a grievous mistake” but should be spared prison time and given probation instead
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.  The Trump administration is accusing Facebook in a lawsuit of discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill more than 2,600 high-paying jobs. The Justice Department announced the suit Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, alleging that the tech giant refused to recruit, consider or hire qualified and available U.S. workers for the positions that it reserved for temporary visa holders.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Govt accuses Facebook of discriminating against US workersThe Trump administration is accusing Facebook in a lawsuit of discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill more than 2,600 high-paying jobs
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley attends a Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony led by President Donald Trump at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Milley urges 'relook' at permanent overseas basing of troopsThe chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the United States should reconsider its decades-old practice of stationing troops and their families on bases in countries at risk of war, like in South Korea and in the Persian Gulf
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Voters cast their votes at the Slater Center in Bristol, Tenn. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Election day lines were short in most locations due to the large number of voters that took advantage of the early voting. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
Suit: Tennessee makes it too hard to restore voting rightsA federal lawsuit alleges that Tennessee’s path for restoring a felon's right to vote has not only silenced Black voters but also contains constitutional and federal law violations
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Dusk settles over the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Trump aide banned from Justice after trying to get case infoThe official serving as President Donald Trump’s eyes and ears at the Justice Department has been banned from the building after trying to pressure staffers to give up sensitive case information she could relay to the White House
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Trump Administration has paved the way for an oil and lease sale in Alaska's pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge scheduling a lease sale for Jan. 6, 2021, before the president leaves office later next month. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
US plans oil, gas lease sale in Alaska's Arctic refugeThe U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to hold an oil and gas lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge next month
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Nation's Spy Chief Just Unloaded on ChinaThe nation's top intelligence official just unloaded on China in unusual fashion. "The People’s Republic of China poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom world-wide since World War II," writes director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe in a Wall Street Journal op-ed....
Newser3 hours ago
Bill Barr May Be Out Sooner Than the InaugurationWilliam Barr's days as attorney general may be numbered, and not just because Inauguration Day approaches. Multiple outlets are reporting that President Trump is furious with Barr, one of his most loyal Cabinet officials, and may fire him before leaving office. Coverage: What Trump says: The president could have ended...
Newser4 hours ago
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton attends the premiere of the Hulu documentary "Hillary" in New York o March 4, 2020, left, and  Chelsea Clinton attends a screening of "Colette" in New York on Sept. 13, 2018. The Clintons are forming HiddenLight Productions, a company they say will tell the stories of people whose voices are often overlooked. Apple TV announced Thursday that it plans to air HiddenLight's first project, a documentary series called “Gutsy Women,” to be narrated by the Clintons. (Photos by Evan Agostini, left, and Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Hillary, Chelsea Clinton to tell unheralded heroes' stories Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, are forming HiddenLight Productions, a company they say will tell the stories of people whose voices are often overlooked
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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