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2:11 PM / Sunday September 20, 2020

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Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

August 11, 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. In choosing Harris, Biden is…

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Pennsylvania to pay for mail-in ballot postage in election

August 7, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Pennsylvania officials said Friday, July 31, 2020, the state will foot the cost of postage for voters to mail in ballots in November’s general election, a move that Gov. Tom Wolf has made a priority as…

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Election officials game out worst-case scenarios in drills

August 7, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A voting machine (AP Photo/Matt Rourke File) By Eric Tucker ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency last week hosted a three-day tabletop exercise aimed at helping local, state and federal officials prepare for and respond to worst-case scenarios on Election Day. The virtual exercise, which concluded last Thursday,…

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Police agencies pulling out of Democratic convention

July 31, 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — More than 100 police agencies are withdrawing from agreements to send personnel to bolster security at next month’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee because they’re concerned about a recent directive ordering police in the city to stop using tear gas to control crowds. A citizen oversight commission last week directed Milwaukee’s police…

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Just A Couple of Guys Sitting Around Talking…

July 31, 2020

ABIOVE PHOTO: (Shutterstock) While it looked like a pair of old friends catching up, the socially distanced conversation between former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden was, for all intents and purposes, a campaign ad. By Denise Clay In 2018, former President Barack Obama was a guest on David Letterman’s Netflix show “My Guest…

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Source: US, Oregon in talks about pulling agents out of Portland

July 29, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration has started talks with the Oregon governor’s office and indicated that it would begin to draw down the presence of federal agents sent to quell two months of chaotic protests in Portland if the state stepped up its own enforcement, a senior White House official said Tuesday. The…

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Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis lies in state at Capitol

July 28, 2020

By BILL BARROW and ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon. House Speaker Nancy…

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John Lewis funeral to be held at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist

July 23, 2020

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ATLANTA (AP) — The funeral for the late civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis will be held Thursday at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once led. Lewis’ family announced that the funeral will be private, but the public is invited to pay tribute over…

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The Policeman’s Friend

July 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mike Pence (Shutterstock) Vice President Mike Pence came to the Fraternal Order of Police’s headquarters last Friday to let the police know where he stands with them. By Denise Clay Last Friday was going to be a big night at the Fraternal Order of Police building in Northeast Philadelphia, no matter what. The…

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