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AP-NORC poll: Most Americans support Equal Rights Amendment

By MARYCLAIRE DALE and JOCELYN NOVECK | February 24, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LaVonne Hirashima had two children by the time she was 20 and no time to get a college degree. Instead, the single parent doubled down at work and built a stable career in information technology, and now works for a government contractor.Still,...

Israel’s Lieberman stills holds keys to future government

By ARON HELLER | February 23, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel finds itself in a familiar place after a tumultuous election campaign — with maverick politician Avigdor Lieberman still seemingly in control of the country’s fate.The run-up to Israel's third election in less than a year...

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats feel mixed about nomination process

By EMILY SWANSON and AAMER MADHANI | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters feel generally positive about all of their top candidates running for president, but they have only moderate confidence that their party’s nomination process is fair, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC...

AP-NORC poll: More Americans worry about flu than new virus

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 20, 2020

A wide share of Americans are at least moderately confident in U.S. health officials’ ability to handle emerging viruses, and more express concern about catching the flu than catching the new coronavirus, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC...

California governor makes homelessness top issue in 2020

By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON | February 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tossing aside tradition, California's governor on Wednesday devoted his biggest platform to a single issue: solving a homelessness crisis that has overwhelmed the nation's most populous state in an era of unprecedented prosperity.Governorstypically...

US designates 5 Chinese media outlets as foreign missions

By MATTHEW LEE | February 18, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday designated five state-run Chinese news outlets that operate in the United States as “foreign missions,” requiring them to register their properties and employees in the U.S.The move comes amid...

Netanyahu trial clouds last days of Israel election campaign

By JOSEF FEDERMAN | February 18, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The criminal trial for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, court officials announced Tuesday, shaking up the final stretch of a contentious election campaign and hurting the longtime Israeli leader’s hopes of forming...

Inside Michael Bloomberg’s big play for black voters

By SARA BURNETT | February 12, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically black university. A tour of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. An early voting kickoff...

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...

AP VoteCast: Young, liberal voters key to Sanders’ NH win

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders won the young, the liberal and the disaffected in New Hampshire. Their votes were enough to deliver him a victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary, while Pete Buttigieg earned a slight edge among more moderate and conservative...

Spanish government renews efforts to legalize euthanasia

By BARRY HATTON | February 11, 2020

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spain’s new Socialist-led government has launched another attempt to legalize euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide.After early elections twice last year thwarted the government's efforts to change the law, the Socialist party...

Top 3 parties in dead heat after Irish parliament elections

By DANICA KIRKA and NICOLAE DUMITRACHE | February 8, 2020

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s three biggest political parties are likely to face a difficult process of forming a new government, with an exit poll suggesting they finished in a virtual dead heat in parliamentary elections Saturday.The survey conducted...