Government and politics

This combination of November 2018 photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, the Democratic candidate for governor, and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 17, 2018 - 6:01 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor on Saturday, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots. Gillum, in a video that he posted on Facebook, congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis...
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This combination of November 2018 photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, the Democratic candidate for governor, and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 17, 2018 - 5:59 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida recount (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is ending his hard-fought race for Florida governor and has congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis. Gillum posted a live video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon in which he...
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President Donald Trump talks with FEMA Administrator Brock Long, Jody Jones, Mayor of Paradise, and California Gov. Jerry Brown, second from right during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 17, 2018 - 5:37 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — From the ashes of a mobile home and RV park, President Donald Trump said Saturday he came to the heart of California's killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the desolation wrought on the landscape. "We're going to have to work quickly. ... Hopefully this is going to be...
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Demonstrators block a motorway exit to protest fuel tax, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2018. France is bracing for a nationwide traffic mess as drivers plan to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
November 17, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PARIS (AP) — One protester was killed and 227 other people were injured — eight seriously — at roadblocks set up around villages, towns and cities across France on Saturday as citizens angry with rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots movement, posing a new challenge to beleaguered President...
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Children stand on the side of the road holding an American flag as the motorcade of President Donald Trump drives through Chico, Calif., on a visit to areas affected by the wildfires, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 17, 2018 - 4:42 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Some who fled a Northern California town leveled by the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century waved American flags to welcome President Donald Trump, who walked among the scorched ruins Saturday, but others said they were focused on packing up what little they had left and...
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William Marx, points to projected images of the old congressional districts of Pennsylvania on top, and the new re-drawn districts on the bottom, while standing in the classroom where he teaches civics in Pittsburgh on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Marx was a plaintiff in the Pennsylvania lawsuit that successfully challenged the Republican-drawn congressional maps. Marx said he believes the new district boundaries resulted in "a more fair congressional representation of the will of the people in Pennsylvania." (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 17, 2018 - 3:59 pm
With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylvania and North Carolina illustrate the...
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President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Beale Air Force Base for a visit to areas impacted by the wildfires, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. He is followed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 17, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived in Chico, California, as he surveys wildfire devastation. He flew aboard Marine One after landing at Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento. The presidential motorcade has driven...
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President Donald Trump answers questions from members of the media as he leaves the White House, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, in Washington, en route to see fire damage in California. At far left is White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 17, 2018 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration denied on Saturday that it had reached a final determination in the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. After President Donald Trump called his CIA chief and top diplomat from Air Force One as he flew to survey wildfire damage in California, the State...
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Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams makes remarks during a press conference at the Abrams Headquarters in Atlanta, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will file a federal lawsuit to challenge the "gross mismanagement" of Georgia elections. Abrams made the comments in a Friday speech, shortly after she said she can't win the race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 17, 2018 - 3:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 17, 2018 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi's bid to regain the gavel intensified as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving break in what has turned out to be an unsettling finish to an otherwise triumphant week...
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