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Montana Advanced Caregivers owner Richard Abromeit talks about different strains of marijuana stored in a refrigerator at the Billings, Mont., medical marijuana dispensary on Nov. 11, 2020. Recreational marijuana initiatives passed in four states this year, from liberal New Jersey to conservative Montana and South Dakota. The results prove how broadly accepted marijuana has become throughout the country and across party lines. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
November 16, 2020 - 6:20 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Bill Stocker could be considered the archetype of a conservative voter: He's a retired Marine and former police officer who voted for President Donald Trump. But he's also among the majority of South Dakota voters who broadly legalized marijuana this month. Stocker, 61, said...
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A supporter of ousted President Martin Vizcarra holds a banner with a message that reads in Spanish, "I love you Peru, how could I not," as people refusing to recognize the new government march in downtown Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. On Tuesday, Peru swore in Manuel Merino as president, after Peru’s legislature booted Vizcarra from office on Monday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 11, 2020 - 6:03 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Peru’s legislature voted President Martín Vizcarra from office this week, they may have done more than just oust a popular leader — they likely put the country’s best chance at making a dent on endemic corruption on hold. The chief of state had emerged as the country’s most...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, and his wife Jill Biden, join Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and her husband Doug Emhoff, during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 07, 2020 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a crystallizing moment at the last presidential debate, Donald Trump and Joe Biden fielded a question about people of color who live alongside chemical plants and oil refineries that seem to be making them sick. As is his way, Biden responded with I've-been-there empathy. He...
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People celebrate outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia, after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become 46th president of the United States. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 07, 2020 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's White House victory was powered by a broad and racially diverse coalition of voters driven to the polls by fierce opposition to President Donald Trump and anxiety over a surging, deadly pandemic. Both nationwide and in key battleground states...
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Yanitza Martinez wears red, white, and blue as she arrives to vote outside of the John F. Kennedy Library during the general election, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 04, 2020 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. presidential election highlighted sharply different views on the ongoing public health crisis, a stubborn economic downturn and racial inequality. But it also showed that candidates can't always take traditional supporters for granted, according to AP VoteCast, a national...
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Voters wait in line to register and cast their vote for the general election outside of the Yakima County Auditor's office in Yakima, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Amanda Ray/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)
November 04, 2020 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans sorted themselves into two distinct camps of voters in Tuesday's presidential election, exposing the clear and entrenched partisan divisions that separate voters by gender, class and race. Despite a once-in-a-century pandemic and a weakened economy, some 76% of U.S...
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Election worker Kristen Mun from Portland empties ballots from a ballot box at the Multnomah County Elections Division, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 3030 in Portland, Ore. Oregon is the first state in the nation to institute voting by mail and automatic voter registration. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)
November 04, 2020 - 4:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in the U.S. presidential election faced a public health crisis and a wounded economy, but neither candidate emerged as the clear choice to handle both of those issues, according to AP VoteCast. More voters — both nationwide and in key battlegrounds — said former Vice...
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November 03, 2020 - 5:01 pm
Voters made their pick for president while holding negative views about the country's direction, according to an expansive AP survey of the American electorate. The race between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden concluded Tuesday as the nation remains in the throes of a global...
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November 02, 2020 - 7:30 am
AP VoteCast is a survey of the American electorate conducted in all 50 states by NORC at the University of Chicago for The Associated Press and Fox News. The survey of an estimated 140,000 registered voters is conducted Oct. 26 to Nov. 3, concluding as polls close on Election Day. AP VoteCast will...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, the monitor of a television camera shows the set stage for a Democratic presidential primary debate, in Charleston, S.C. Election nights always bring surprises, but media organizations preparing to follow the vote count next week are preaching caution this year. The increase in early and mail-in voting is complicating what used to be a fairly cut-and-dried process of reporting how the story will unfold. News organizations also need to cover voter integrity issues and make plans under a COVID-19 cloud. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 28, 2020 - 9:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This coming weekend, CNN's Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress when they tried to explain how television networks got 2000's disputed election so spectacularly wrong. It's required reading — perhaps never more than this...
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