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Democrats diverge on outreach to anti-abortion swing voters

By ELANA SCHOR | February 18, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — In a party that’s shifted leftward on abortion rights, Democratic presidential hopefuls are offering different approaches to a central challenge: how to talk to voters without a clear home in the polarizing debate over the government’s...

MIT to caption online videos after discrimination lawsuit

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | February 18, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday in a case that accused the school of discriminating against people who...

Education Department probes foreign gifts to Yale, Harvard

February 13, 2020

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Education Department is investigating foreign gifts made to Harvard and Yale as part of a broader review of international money flowing to American universities, officials said.The department said Wednesday it is reviewing...

Ex-Ukraine ambassador: State Department leaders lack vision

By BEN FOX | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The career U.S. diplomat who was ousted from her post in Ukraine by President Donald Trump, then was criticized by him as she testified at his impeachment hearings, warned that the State Department is facing a crisis with senior leaders...

AP VoteCast: Democrats still seeking candidate to unite them

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are still searching for a presidential front-runner.No single candidate following the Iowa and New Hampshire contests has demonstrated undeniable strength, suggesting the race remains fluid with loyalties in flux, according...

AP VoteCast: NH Democrats angry, seek alternative to Trump

By HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters in the New Hampshire primary were angry at President Donald Trump's administration and eager to pick the candidate most likely to oust him from office.Roughly three-quarters of voters said they were not just dissatisfied...

Sanders edges Buttigieg in NH, giving Dems 2 front-runners

By STEVE PEOPLES, KATHLEEN RONAYNE, and HUNTER WOODALL | February 12, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old...

White supremacist propaganda spreading, anti-bias group says

By ELANA SCHOR | February 12, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Incidents of white supremacist propaganda distributed across the nation jumped by more than 120% between 2018 and last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, making 2019 the second straight year that the circulation of propaganda...

The Latest: Klobuchar optimistic before New Hampshire vote

February 10, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The latest on campaigning for the 2020 election (all times local):10:30 p.m.At a rowdy event Monday at a Manchester bar, Amy Klobuchar made her final push for votes ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Amid chants of “Amy”...

AP Exclusive: NCAA, 2 conferences spend $750,000 on lobbying

By BEN NUCKOLS | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress considers whether to allow college athletes to receive endorsement money, the NCAA and its allies spent at least $750,000 last year lobbying lawmakers to shape any reforms to the organization's liking.The NCAA last fall...

Revolution or realism? NH tests Democrats’ call for change

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 10, 2020

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters are poised Tuesday to re-order the field of Democratic presidential candidates. But as important, they will also send a message about what kind of change they want their party to stand for to challenge President...

To win New Hampshire, Warren has to go through Sanders

By WILL WEISSERT | February 7, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren's path to victory may have to go through fellow progressive Bernie Sanders. And after Sanders' strong showing in Iowa, that path became far more difficult heading into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.The challenge...