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Lawyer for Biden accuser Tara Reade drops her as a client

UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

The attorney working with Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden Senate staffer who alleged he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, said Friday he is no longer representing her, just two weeks after he first began working with her.

Idaho Republican claims state botched mail-in ballot process

UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

BOISE – Idaho election officials botched the mail-in primary process, says a Republican candidate seeking to represent the state in Congress who has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to extend the deadline for requesting a ballot until next week. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday against Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney, Nicholas Jones said the secretary of state’s website became overwhelmed and failed to meet the demand for ballot requests as the 8 p.m. Tuesday deadline loomed, denying some people their only opportunity to prepare to vote.

Burundi holds crucial presidential election amid pandemic

A crucial election appeared peaceful Wednesday in the East African nation of Burundi, where President Pierre Nkurunziza is stepping aside after a divisive 15-year rule but will remain “paramount leader” in the country that often rejects outside scrutiny.

Biden campaign steps up hires despite money gap with Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will hire by June at least 600 field staffers dedicated to an “expanded map” of battleground states, despite a continued financial gap with President Donald Trump’s reelection behemoth.

Fighting climate change prepared Jay Inslee for a pandemic

UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

When Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ran for the Democratic nomination for president on a platform of aggressively tackling climate change, he didn’t get much traction with voters. But then the U.S. first cases of COVID-19 hit Washington state in January, and Inslee’s decisive science-based leadership suddenly seemed prescient.