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President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd as he leaves a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
November 05, 2018 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party's super-charged campaign to end the GOP's monopoly in Washington and statehouses...
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In this Oct. 25, 2018, photo Aura Wharton-Beck, left, an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas and a graduate of the school, clasps hands with Kevyn Perkins, center, during a moment of silence before a protest in the Anderson Student Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. The protest was in response to a racial slur written on the dorm door of Perkins, a University of St. Thomas freshman, on Oct. 19. At right is St. Paul mayor Melvin Carter. (Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 10:55 am
Kevyn Perkins stopped cold when he saw the letters scrawled on the door to his dorm: "N----- go back" it said, inked in messy red marker. First he was blinded by confusion. Then rage. And then all he could think about was dropping out, finding a new school, escaping for good. "I thought maybe I don...
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Police investigators work the scene of a shooting, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. A shooter killed one person and critically wounded four others at a yoga studio in Florida's capital before killing himself Friday, officials said. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
November 03, 2018 - 10:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A brooding military veteran and former teacher who appeared to rail at women and blacks in a series of poorly lit videos shot two women to death and wounded five other people at a Florida yoga studio before killing himself. The Friday evening shooting at a busy upscale...
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FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Democratic candidate for Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams waves at a campaign event in Atlanta. Over the course of a year, Stacey Abrams has transformed from a technocratic leader in the Georgia legislature into a nationally known symbol of the Democratic Party’s future. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 03, 2018 - 9:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Last-minute legal decisions, a racist robocall and a protester wearing a giant chicken suit holding a sign that reads "too chicken to debate." These are the scenes playing out amid the final furious days of the hotly contested and historic race for Georgia governor between Democrat...
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Former President Barack Obama and Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at Morehouse College Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 02, 2018 - 9:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama urged Georgia voters on Friday to elect Stacey Abrams governor as a way to counter divisiveness and help keep Republicans from dismantling much of his legacy. Speaking before a raucous crowd at historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta, Obama never...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018 file photo, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan poses for a photograph after an interview with The Associated Press in his office at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Hogan is running for re-election against Democratic candidate Ben Jealous. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 02, 2018 - 7:20 pm
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland's popular Republican governor is earning enough support from Democrats and black voters in the state's largest jurisdictions to narrow the pathway to an upset sought by a challenger who led the nation's oldest civil rights organization. Democratic challenger Ben...
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Chart shows the educational attainment of various populations in the U.S.; 2c x 4 inches;
November 02, 2018 - 10:35 am
A federal judge in Boston is scheduled to hear closing arguments Friday in a highly publicized lawsuit alleging that elite Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans. Much of the spotlight has been on affluent Chinese-Americans with stellar academic scores who say the college rejects Asians in...
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FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Democratic candidate for Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams waves at a campaign event in Atlanta. Over the course of a year, Stacey Abrams has transformed from a technocratic leader in the Georgia legislature into a nationally known symbol of the Democratic Party’s future. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 01, 2018 - 5:59 am
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — If Stacey Abrams becomes America's first black female governor on Tuesday, former President Jimmy Carter and Oprah Winfrey could be the keys to her success. Her ability to win over a 94-year-old white man with deep ties to the rural South and one of the world's most famous...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia Stacey Abrams, left, speaks as her Republican opponent Secretary of State Brian Kemp looks on during a debate Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)
October 31, 2018 - 2:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — In the final days in one of the nation's hottest governor's races, Oprah Winfrey and President Donald Trump, as well as former Presidents Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter and Vice President Mike Pence, are trying to put their imprint on the Georgia election. Winfrey joins Democratic...
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FILE- In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo a Pittsburgh Police officer walks past the Tree of Life Synagogue and a memorial of flowers and stars in Pittsburgh in remembrance of those killed and injured when a shooter opened fire during services Saturday at the synagogue. The social media site popular with far-right extremists and apparently used by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect, advertises as a haven for free-speech fans. As more mainstream sites have cracked down on hate speech and threats of violence, critics say Gab has become a breeding ground for white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremists. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 31, 2018 - 12:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Their anger is all over social media for the whole world to see, with rants about minorities, relationships gone bad or paranoid delusions about perceived slights. The perpetrators of mass shootings often provide a treasure trove of insight into their violent tendencies, but the...
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