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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly two centuries after Missouri gained statehood as part of a compromise over slave ownership, no black candidate has ever won a statewide election there — a barrier Robin Smith is trying to overcome but seldom discusses publicly. According to an...
PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — One of Oklahoma's largest earthquakes on record rattled other parts of the Midwest on Saturday from Nebraska to North Texas, and likely will turn new attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The United States...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A rash of unsolved outdoor homicides in Alaska's largest city is putting residents on edge. Altogether, the deaths of nine people who were killed on Anchorage trails, parks and isolated streets since January remain unsolved — among them three cases...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before Election Day, early voting kicks off next week in North Carolina, the first in a run of key states where minority voters and young adults who cast ballots in advance could give one of the White House contenders a decisive advantage. For Donald...
The GenForward poll of young adults is a survey by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It was conducted by NORC Aug. 1-14. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,958 adults age 18-30...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Young Hispanics, Asian-Americans and African-Americans are much more likely to trust Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump to deal with immigrants living in the United States illegally. But young whites tend to trust Trump more on issues related to illegal...
The FBI took the unusual step of releasing to the public documents related to its yearlong investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state. The documents include a summary of her July interview with FBI agents as well as a detailed...
HANGZHOU, China (AP) — Launching his final tour through Asia, President Barack Obama arrived in China on Saturday planning to spotlight U.S.-Chinese cooperation on climate change. The emerging partnership between the two biggest carbon emitters is a bright spot of Obama's uneven...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Phelps isn't sure what kind of moves Ryan Lochte has planned for "Dancing with the Stars." "I've never seen him dance," the 23-time Olympic gold medalist said Friday at the "Call of Duty" fan convention in Inglewood, Calif. Lochte is competing against...