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DeKalb County Board election results announced

By Northern Star Staff | November 3, 2020

The following are the apparent winners of the election for DeKalb County Board as of 10:40 p.m. Nov. 3, according to the DeKalb County election reporting console. County Board Member District 1: Kathleen Lampkins (R): 69.21% of vote with 3023 votes. County...

FBI official: Russia wants to see us ‘tear ourselves apart’

By ERIC TUCKER | February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia wants to watch Americans “tear ourselves apart" as the United States heads toward elections, an FBI official warned Monday.David Porter, an assistant section chief with the FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force, accused Russia...

Generational split among black voters could hurt Biden

By TOM FOREMAN Jr. | February 24, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For James Felder, the question of which presidential candidate to support in the South Carolina primary has never been terribly complicated. The 80-year-old civil rights activist has always backed Joe Biden, appreciative of the...

The Latest: Protesters hound Buttigieg on minimum wage

February 24, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local):2:55 p.m.Pete Buttigieg has been hounded by protesters during a march with McDonald’s workers in Charleston, South Carolina, who are striking for a $15 minimum...

Biden predicts SC win as Democrats grapple with Sanders

By STEVE PEOPLES, MEG KINNARD, and BILL BARROW | February 24, 2020

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden expressed confidence on Monday that he would win this weekend's South Carolina primary as he and other Democrats fight to loosen front-runner Bernie Sanders' grip on the party's 2020 presidential nomination.Opening...

Chancellor Merkel’s CDU party to elect new leader in April

February 24, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union will elect a new leader at the end of April, party officials said Monday.Current party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer had been Merkel's preferred heir-apparent, but announced...

Trump’s India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 24, 2020

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) — Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India's welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration show with his counterpart and a sunset tour of the famed...

Sanders’ 2016 movement now has political machine to push it

By WILL WEISSERT | February 24, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — By the fall of 2018, when Democrats were promoting a slate of centrist candidates to topple Republicans in Congress, Bernie Sanders was seeing a very different picture.The Vermont senator and avowed democratic socialist was convinced...

Malaysian king accepts Mahathir’s resignation amid upheaval

By EILEEN NG | February 24, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Monday accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's shocking resignation but reappointed him as interim leader following the collapse of the ruling alliance in a major political upheaval less than two years...

Impeachment fades for Slotkin as Democrats try to pivot away

By LAURIE KELLMAN | February 24, 2020

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man held up a hostile poster a few rows behind Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin as she spoke. On other side of the room, allies hoisted a Slotkin-friendly banner. But what was perhaps most striking at Slotkin's first town hall...

Former French prime minister and wife go on trial for fraud

By SYLVIE CORBET and NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY | February 24, 2020

PARIS (AP) — He was the front-runner to be president of France. Instead, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is going on trial to face fraud charges after he used public funds to pay his wife and children for work they allegedly never performed.The...

2020 Watch: Why are there 8 candidates still in the race?

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:———Days to South Carolina primary: 5Days to Super Tuesday: 8Days to general election: 253———THE NARRATIVEBernie Sanders has...