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Judge orders Michael Cohen to be released from prison

UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

A judge ordered the release from prison of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying the government retaliated against him for planning to release a book critical of Trump before November's election.

Obama blasts Trump, praises Biden in new 2020 campaign video

UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama stepped up their attacks on President Donald Trump and defended their time in the White House in a new video showing their first in-person meeting since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Trump’s new immigration fight: how to redraw House districts

UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in congressional reapportionment, a move that drew immediate criticism and promises of court challenges.

Biden snags support from prominent Muslim American officials

UPDATED: Mon., July 20, 2020

Several prominent Muslim American elected officials endorsed Joe Biden for president in a letter organized by Emgage Action ahead of an online summit that starts Monday and features the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Court: Absentee ballots that come after election won’t count

UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

The Michigan appeals court denied a request to require the counting of absentee ballots received after the time polls close on Election Day, ruling that the battleground state's deadline remains intact despite voters' approval of a constitutional amendment that expanded mail-in voting.

In defeat, Sessions still says Trump right for the nation

UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Jeff Sessions took the stage with the same sense of conviction he had displayed in giddier times at a Mobile stadium almost five years ago, declaring once more that Donald Trump’s vision was right for America. Yet the political circumstances were far different Tuesday night for the longtime Alabama senator who was the president's first attorney general.

Democrat Gideon wins primary, will face GOP Sen Collins

UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon beat two other Democrats on Tuesday for the right to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in a race that’s critical to the battle for control of the Senate.

Tuberville defeats Sessions, wins Alabama Senate GOP primary

UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump.

Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan aims to reframe debate

UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020

Joe Biden released a $2 trillion plan Tuesday aimed at combating climate change and spurring economic growth in part by overhauling America’s energy industry, with a proposal to achieve entirely carbon pollution-free power by 2035.

North Macedonia: Ballot boxes carried to quarantined homes

UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Election officials in North Macedonia carried ballot boxes to the homes of voters suffering from COVID-19 or in quarantine Monday, at the start of three days of voting in a general election that was delayed for months by the pandemic.