Political organizations

Marc Elias, an attorney for Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready, questions a witness during the third day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 8:12 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican in the last undecided U.S. congressional election ignored repeated warnings from his son against hiring a shady political operator now accused of illegally collecting voter's ballots in a rural North Carolina county and casting the GOP campaign into limbo, the...
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February 20, 2019 - 7:25 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Byrne, 64, is the first Republican to announce his candidacy in what is...
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Sex abuse survivors and members of the ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse) hold their organization banner as they talk to journalists, as some of their representatives are meeting with organizers of the summit on preventing sexual abuse at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. A dozen survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of Pope Francis' landmark summit on preventing abuse and protecting children. Chilean survivor Juan Carlos Cruz, who was asked by the Vatican to invite survivors to the meeting, told reporters Wednesday that Francis would not be attending, as had been rumored. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 20, 2019 - 1:50 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican summit on dealing with sex abuse of minors (all times local): 7:00 p.m. The lead organizer of the Vatican's sex abuse summit has met with an Irish activist who is working to draw attention to a related issue the Vatican has tried to keep quiet: priests...
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British politicians Anna Soubry, center, Heidi Allen, second left, and Sarah Wollaston, right, arrive for a press conference in Westminster in London, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Cracks in Britain's political party system yawned wider Wednesday, as three pro-European lawmakers - Soubry, Allen and Wollaston - quit the governing Conservatives to join a newly formed centrist group of independents who are opposed to the government's plan for Britain's departure from the European Union. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
February 20, 2019 - 10:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Brexit-driven cracks in Britain's political party system yawned wider Wednesday, as three pro-European lawmakers quit the ruling Conservatives to join a new centrist group of independents. All the lawmakers are opposed to the Conservative government's determination to take Britain out...
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February 20, 2019 - 8:29 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The highest decision-making body of Uganda's ruling party has endorsed longtime president Yoweri Museveni to be its nominee for president in the 2021 elections. The National Resistance Movement Central Executive Committee said Wednesday on the party's twitter account that...
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February 20, 2019 - 7:34 am
LONDON (AP) — A hacking group has targeted European democratic institutions including think tanks and non-profit groups ahead of highly anticipated EU parliamentary elections in May, Microsoft said. The company said Tuesday that a group called Strontium targeted email accounts for more than 100...
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February 20, 2019 - 4:54 am
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — More Republicans have announced they are seeking an eastern North Carolina congressional district seat now open following this month's death of U.S. Rep. Walter Jones. News outlets report that state Reps. Michael Speciale and Phil Shepard announced Monday their plans to...
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In this Feb. 11, 2019, photo provided by Bill Kerig, Great Coach Founder and CEO Bill Kerig works as a volunteer hockey coach for the Salt Lake City Lady Lightning U19 hockey team, in Salt Lake City. An advocacy group has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive list of coaches banned from Olympic sports, creating a database of nearly 1,000 people no longer allowed to work in the U.S. Olympic system because of sex-abuse allegations, doping positives and other criminal activities involving minors. The website, designed by former pro moguls skier Bill Kerig, was originally started to help families find certified coaches who are best qualified to work with their kids. (Blake Palmer/William Kerig via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 4:30 pm
An advocacy group has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive list of coaches banned from Olympic sports, creating a database of nearly 1,000 people no longer allowed to work in the U.S. Olympic system because of sex-abuse allegations, doping positives and other criminal activities involving...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Democrats in Congress are accusing the Education Department of interfering with an investigation by the agency’s independent watchdog. Five lawmakers sent a letter to DeVos on Feb. 19, 2019, staying her deputy pressured the department’s inspector general on Jan. 3 to drop an internal investigation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 19, 2019 - 2:30 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress are accusing the Education Department of interfering with an investigation by the agency's independent watchdog. Five lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday staying her deputy pressured the department's inspector general on Jan. 3 to drop an...
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FILE - In this this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Tom Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee speaks to a crowd of Democratic supporters in Washington. Officials in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee are in a mad scramble to lure the Democratic presidential nominating convention in 2020, but each city has something left to prove. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 19, 2019 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee are scrambling to lure the Democratic National Convention in 2020, but each city has something left to prove. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says he will choose the site by the end of this month. Houston is trying to show...
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