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A person holds a sign during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden takes case against Trump to COVID ground zero in IowaJoe Biden is bringing his case against President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus to one of the states hit hardest by the pandemic
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019, file photo, a drug syringe found behind a vacant property in northeast Albuquerque, N.M., is placed into a container, as crews attempt to clear the lot of needles and other heroin paraphernalia. In what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs would be decriminalized in Oregon under a ballot measure that voters are deciding on in Tuesday's election. Instead of going to trial and facing possible jail time, a person would have the option of paying a $100 fine or attend new "addiction recovery centers." (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz, File)
Oregon could become 1st US state to decriminalize hard drugsIn what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs could be decriminalized in Oregon under a ballot measure that voters are deciding on in Tuesday’s election
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 file photo, Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurses look on during coronavirus testing outside the Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and health officials issued repeated pleas for social distancing and mask usage on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, as hospitals grow closer to implementing crisis care protocols amid a record-breaking coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
State leaders facing 2nd wave resist steps to curb virusOfficials in many U.S. states being hit hard by the coronavirus are resisting taking stronger action to stop the spread, even as a fall resurgence strains hospitals
The Associated Press2 hours ago
The Supreme Court is seen as morning fog lingers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
If 2020 is like 2000, Trump believes he's got the votesMore than 81 million Americans have already voted in the presidential election, but President Donald Trump thinks he can count on one hand the votes that will determine the outcome
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden boards his campaign plane at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, to travel to Tampa, Fla. for a drive-in rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Court majorities are at stake beyond Washington, D.C., as voters chose justices for state supreme courts that have been thrust into politicized clashes over voter access and the emergency powers of governors fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, wants to flip control of the state’s Republican-majority high court .(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court racesThe U.S. Supreme Court isn’t the nation’s only judicial battleground
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Robert Reed, 66, gets in line to attend a campaign rally with President Donald Trump at Lancaster Airport, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Lititz, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
As Trump faces uncertain future, so do his signature ralliesAs President Donald Trump faces an uncertain future, so too does the Trump campaign rally, a fixture of the American political scene over the last five years
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Louisiana State Police Supt. Kevin Reeves speaks at a news conference in Baton Rouge, La. Reeves, the head of the Louisiana State Police, will retire from the job at the end of the month, amid ongoing questions about the death of a Black man in the law enforcement agency's custody and the secrecy around the encounter that is now subject to a federal civil rights investigation. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
AP: Use of slurs not 'isolated' at Louisiana State PoliceAn Associated Press review of hundreds of Louisiana State Police records revealed multiple cases when troopers forwarded emails with such titles as “PROUD TO BE WHITE,” and demeaned minority colleagues with names including “Django," Hershey's Kiss” and “Egg Roll.”
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this July 17, 2020, file photo, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a coronavirus briefing at the Capitol, in Atlanta. Republican Gov. Kemp and his wife are quarantining after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, his spokesman announced Friday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Georgia governor tests negative for COVID-19 after exposureA statement on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's Twitter feed says he has tested negative for COVID-19 after having had “direct exposure” to someone who tested positive
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A campaign sign in support of President Donald Trump sits on a lawn Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in a Hispanic neighborhood of Miami. Florida's Cuban American voters remain a bright spot in Trump's effort to retain his winning coalition from 2016. Polls show his strong support from these key voters may even be growing to include the younger Cuban Americans that Democrats once considered their best hope of breaking the GOP's hold. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
With salsa, caravans, Cubans make last push to reelect TrumpA Cuban salsa song is all the rage in Miami, where Cuban Americans form a powerful Republican voting bloc
The Associated Press3 hours ago
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina speaks ahead of an appearance by Vice President Mike Pence at a campaign rally on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
Days before election, Graham, Harrison debate for final timeRepublican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison are meeting for their second and final debate in a Senate matchup that has shattered fundraising records and commanded national attention
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, a pharmacist administers a flu shot in a drugstore in Paris. On Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that new data shows flu cases are down 98% around the globe. Social media posts making this claim are providing incomplete information, relying solely on data from countries in the Southern Hemisphere like New Zealand and Australia. The Northern Hemisphere has yet to experience its full flu season. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this weekIn the final days leading up to the U.S. election, social media users shared a range of false claims about the candidates
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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