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FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a virtual news conference at the Department of Justice, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Washington, as Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers looks on. The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government to locate Chinese dissidents and political opponents living in the U.S. and coerce them into returning to China. Five of the eight were arrested Wednesday morning. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)
October 28, 2020 - 7:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government in a pressure campaign aimed at coercing a New Jersey man who was wanted by Beijing into returning to China to face charges, officials said Wednesday. The prosecution, which Justice...
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Michael Imms, with Chester County Voter Services, gathers mail-in ballots after being sorted for the 2020 General Election in the United States, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 28, 2020 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would not grant a quick, pre-election review to a new Republican appeal to exclude absentee ballots received after Election Day in the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, although it remained unclear whether those ballots will...
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FILE - This Sunday, April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident from continuing through the end of October. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
October 28, 2020 - 4:15 pm
The U.S. Census Bureau was able to claim it had reached 99.9% of households when the 2020 census ended two weeks ago because census takers were pressured to falsify data as the statistical agency cut corners and slashed standards, according to an amended lawsuit from advocacy groups and local...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A third-party congressional candidate told a close friend before he died that he had been recruited by Republicans to draw votes away from the Democratic incumbent, according to a published report Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. The Star Tribune obtained a voicemail that Adam Weeks of the Legal Marijuana Now Party left for his friend, Joey Hudson, four weeks before Weeks died last month. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 28, 2020 - 3:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Weeks was never going to win Minnesota’s 2nd District seat in Congress, but the deceased Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate has had an outsized effect on the race. His death in September from an apparent accidental fentanyl overdose set off a legal battle over whether the...
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Michael Sampson poses for photo at Friendship Fountain in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Sampson cofounded the Jacksonville Community Action Committee to help drive change in a city emerging from its Confederate past. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
October 28, 2020 - 3:31 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The farther north you go in Florida, the saying goes, the deeper South you'll get. For generations, the Old South flourished in Duval County, a sprawling metropolis on the state's northern Atlantic coast that is home to Jacksonville and was once a reliable bastion of...
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October 28, 2020 - 3:22 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a victory lap Wednesday for shepherding Amy Coney Barrett onto the U.S. Supreme Court, while his Democratic challenger questioned his priorities. Amy McGrath said the Republican should have done more to deliver more coronavirus aid...
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President Donald Trump listens as Nevada business leaders talk at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 28, 2020 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” made his identify public Wednesday. Miles Taylor, a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security says in a tweet: “Donald Trump is a man without...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, file photo, an election worker places a vote-by-mail ballot into an official ballot drop box outside of an early voting site, in Miami. Just days before the presidential election, millions of mail-in ballots have still not been returned in key battleground states. Many of those are due in county offices by Tuesday, Nov. 3, but the latest Postal Service delivery data suggests it’s too late for voters to drop their ballots in the mail. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 28, 2020 - 2:08 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before the presidential election, millions of mail ballots have yet to be returned in key battleground states, and election officials warn that time is running out for voters who want to avoid a polling place on Election Day. At least 35 million mail ballots had been...
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Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Omaha, Neb. Several people were taken to hospitals after the rally for President Trump that drew thousands, many of whom were left stranded miles from their parked cars in freezing weather. (Anna Reed/The World-Herald via AP)
October 28, 2020 - 1:59 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least seven people were taken to hospitals after an Omaha airport rally for President Donald Trump that drew thousands, many of whom were left stranded miles from their parked cars in freezing weather. Omaha police said in a written statement that first responders dealt with...
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Border Patrol agent Justin Castrejon looks toward where the border wall makes its way over a mountain Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, near Tecate, Calif. President Donald Trump’s reshaping of U.S. immigration policy may be most felt in his undoing of asylum. Castrejon says migrants pay $8,000 to $10,000 to be guided through the mountains and picked up by a driver once they reach a road. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 28, 2020 - 1:21 pm
TECATE, Calif. (AP) — Edgar Alexis Lopez looks well-rested in photos he took before crossing the border illegally in mountains east of San Diego, flashing a wide grin in clean jeans. Six hours later, the 24-year-old Mexican construction worker was out of water, exhausted after climbing over the...
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