Local governments

Surrounded by federal police officers, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, center, leaves a polling station after voting in municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ricardo Borges)
November 15, 2020 - 9:40 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians voted for mayors and councilors nationwide on Sunday in an election that could be an early indicator of President Jair Bolsonaro’s prospects if he runs for re-election in 2022. About 148 million people were eligible to vote in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and thousands...
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Refugees from the Tigray region of Ethiopia region wait to register at the UNCHR center at Hamdayet, Sudan on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray regional government has fired rockets at two airports in the neighboring Amhara region as a deadly conflict threatens to spread into other parts of Africa’s second-most populous country. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
November 15, 2020 - 2:21 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region has confirmed firing missiles at neighboring Eritrea’s capital and is threatening more, marking a huge escalation as the deadly fighting in northern Ethiopia between Tigray forces and the federal government spills across an...
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Pedestrians wearing masks walk past a small grocery store in the Chinatown-International District Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Seattle. Washington state and county health officials have warned of a spike in coronavirus cases across the state, and pleaded with the public to take the pandemic more seriously heading into the winter holidays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 14, 2020 - 7:45 pm
SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has scheduled a news conference for Sunday morning as COVID-19 case numbers soar throughout the Pacific Northwest where he will reportedly detail new restrictions. Inslee’s office said he would discuss actions to combat the crisis but offered no details. The...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at Freedom Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 14, 2020 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fervent supporters of President Donald Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election and swarmed his motorcade in adulation when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town. Hours later, after night fell in the nation's capital,...
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Refugees from the Tigray region of Ethiopia wait to register at the UNCHR center at Hamdayet, Sudan on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray regional government has fired rockets at two airports in the neighboring Amhara region as a deadly conflict threatens to spread into other parts of Africa’s second-most populous country. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
November 14, 2020 - 1:57 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rockets were fired at Eritrea's capital on Saturday, diplomats said, as the deadly fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region appeared to spill across an international border and bring some of observers' worst fears to life. At least three rockets appeared to be aimed at...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 photo, West Brooklyn Community High School principal Malik Lewis stands outside his school after students who showed up for the first day of reopening following a three-week coronavirus shutdown were dismissed in New York. The school was forced to close due to a spike in coronavirus cases in the immediate neighborhood. Although the school can handle up to 58 students under current restrictions, only 17 students showed up Monday. Lewis said many of his students care for younger siblings while their parents work or they have jobs so they're juggling a lot at once. He said he's disappointed but not surprised that few students have opted for in-person learning. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
November 13, 2020 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A resurgence of the coronavirus in New York City is threatening to halt the nation’s biggest experiment with in-person learning. The city's public school system this fall became one of just a few large, urban districts in the U.S. to welcome students back into classrooms. A little...
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U.S. Census Director Steven Dillingham speaks as he joins Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey as they hold a news conference to urge Arizonans to participate in the nation's once-a-decade census population count Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Phoenix. Ending the 2020 census at the end of September instead of the end of October, could cost Florida and Montana congressional seats and result in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina losing $500 million in federal funding for healthcare for its neediest residents. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)
November 13, 2020 - 6:38 am
A month after the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to end the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident, the case that propelled the ruling is heading back to a district court Friday, with advocacy groups and the Trump administration at odds over how to proceed. A coalition of local...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion on Operation Legend in St. Louis. Even before Barr issued a memo that authorized federal prosecutors across the country to investigate “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities if they exist, the Justice Department had already begun looking into two specific allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
November 12, 2020 - 9:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even before Attorney General William Barr issued a memo that authorized federal prosecutors across the country to investigate “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities if they exist, the Justice Department had already begun looking into two specific allegations. One was a...
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An anti-Olympic protester stands outside the Yoyogi National Stadium on in Tokyo on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. About 30 anti-Olympic protesters showed up Sunday outside the gymnastic event. They distributed leaflets and warned IOC President Thomas Bach in their handout that they would be around when he arrives "to deliver our message to cancel the Olympics.”(AP Photo/Stephen Wade)
November 12, 2020 - 9:13 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura wants the postponed Tokyo Olympics to happen next year. But he's also talked openly about the skepticism in Japan where enthusiasm is muted by health risks, billions of dollars in taxpayer bills, and questions why the Games are a...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Associated Press
November 12, 2020 - 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's top allies on Capitol Hill adopted a combative posture on COVID-19 relief on Thursday, pressing their case for a $2 trillion bill that's a nonstarter for Republicans and faulting the GOP for dragging its feet on acknowledging Biden's victory. The...
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