US astronaut will vote from orbit if homecoming is delayed
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US astronaut will vote from orbit if homecoming is delayed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The lone American in orbit will end up voting for president from the International Space Station, if her homecoming is delayed. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins said Thursday that she doesn’t know yet whether she’ll return to Earth in late October as planned. The Russians have delayed the next crew launch … Continue reading

Obama urges black voters to rally for Hillary Clinton
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Obama urges black voters to rally for Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making it clear that if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, he’s taking it personally. Obama delivered his final keynote address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Saturday night and said his name may not be … Continue reading

In Florida, a shifting Cuban vote could be the difference
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In Florida, a shifting Cuban vote could be the difference

MIAMI (AP) — Francis Suarez comes from a long line of civic and political leaders who have formed the Republican bedrock in south Florida’s Cuban community for a half-century. Yet the 38-year-old Miami city commissioner hasn’t decided whether he will vote for his party’s presidential nominee. And he’s not alone. Many Cuban-Americans express solidarity with … Continue reading

Tim Kaine kicks off fight for battleground state of Virginia in Hampton Roads
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Tim Kaine kicks off fight for battleground state of Virginia in Hampton Roads

  by Malik Glaspie, Managing Editor The Clinton-Kaine campaign has made its way to Norfolk were they held a public event today to discuss key matters on their agenda. The event was hosted by Old Dominion University on the lawns of the Rollins Hall facility. A crowd of people from all over the Hampton Roads … Continue reading

After ruling, North Carolina board careful on vote changes
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After ruling, North Carolina board careful on vote changes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina elections officials have fashioned early voting schedules they hope comply with a federal court ruling this summer and ease long lines this fall in the presidential battleground state. The state’s Republican-controlled Board of Elections deliberated for 11 hours through disputed plans for early in-person voting from one-third of North … Continue reading

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
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Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. Many rank-and-file black voters, meanwhile, dismiss the overtures as another racially charged pitch from a campaign aimed exclusively … Continue reading

Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket
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Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nerdy? Sure. Boring? Never. Hillary Clinton’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, has been described by critics as a snoozer of a choice who could fail to inspire the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party, blue collar workers and others. But friends and former staff say the caricature … Continue reading

The Latest: EU’s Tusk says need to reassess Union’s future
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The Latest: EU’s Tusk says need to reassess Union’s future

LONDON (AP) — The Latest ahead of Britain’s referendum on continued membership in the European Union (all times local): 2:35 p.m. European Union President Donald Tusk says whatever the result in Thursday’s referendum vote, the member nations must fundamentally reassess the future since dissatisfaction is growing all over the continent. Tusk said in Lisbon on … Continue reading

17-year-olds can vote in Ohio’s presidential primary Tuesday
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17-year-olds can vote in Ohio’s presidential primary Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seventeen-year-olds who will turn 18 before the fall presidential election can vote in Ohio’s presidential primary, a judge ruled Friday in a potential boost for Democrat Bernie Sanders as he fights to open elections across the country to the young people who are among his key supporters. The judge’s decision reversed … Continue reading

Warner co-sponsors redistricting bill in Senate
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Warner co-sponsors redistricting bill in Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA)  joined Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) to introduce the Fairness and Independence in Redistricting (FAIR) Act to take partisanship out of the often divisive congressional redistricting process by requiring states to establish independent, bipartisan redistricting commissions. … Continue reading