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Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer

MOSCOW – They’re not leaders for life – not technically, at least. But in political reality, the powerful tenures of China’s Xi Jinping and, as of this week, Russia’s Vladimir Putin are looking as if they will extend much deeper into the 21st century – even as the two superpowers whose destinies they steer gather more clout with each passing year.

Early polls suggest Bulgarian leader’s party will win vote

SOFIA, Bugaria — The center-right GERB party led by Bulgaria's prime minister appeared to be the likely winner Sunday of the country's parliamentary election after several exit polls showed it placing first in a fractured political landscape.

AP-NORC poll: Majority in U.S. back easier voter registration

WASHINGTON — Democrats’ proposals to overhaul voting in the U.S. won solid -- although not overwhelming -- support from Americans in a new survey measuring the popularity of major pieces of the sweeping legislation in Congress.

Democrats finding support for Biden in small-city America

MANKATO, Minnesota – Mary McGaw grew up in a Republican home on the rural prairie of south-central Minnesota. But as she moved from her tiny town of Amboy to the nearest city of Mankato to study nursing, her politics migrated, too.

Sharon Quick, MD: HB 1141 is dangerous public policy

One would think that Washington state legislators would prioritize saving lives, not making death more accessible, during a global pandemic that has already put too many people prematurely into graves.

Biden rallies public to pressure Republicans on virus aid

WASHINGTON — Leaving Donald Trump and his impeachment in the rearview mirror, Joe Biden embarked late Tuesday on his first official trip as president to refocus Congress on coronavirus relief and cement public support for his $1.9 trillion aid package.

Survey: Black Americans attend church and pray more often

NEW YORK — Black Americans attend church more regularly than Americans overall, and pray more often. Most attend churches that are predominantly Black, yet many would like those congregations to become racially diverse. There is broad respect for Black churches' historical role in seeking racial equality, coupled with a widespread perception they have lost influence in recent decades.

Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump acquittal

WASHINGTON – After what one called a “heartbreaking” verdict, House prosecutors who argued for Donald Trump’s conviction of inciting the U.S. Capitol riot said Sunday they had proved their case and railed against the Senate’s Republican leader and most of his colleagues for “trying to have it both ways” in acquitting the former president.

Nationwide survey finds physician satisfaction with telehealth

In late November, the COVID-19 HealthCare Coalition comprising more than 1,000 health care organizations, technology firms and nonprofits, including Mayo Clinic, published the Telehealth Impact Physician Survey results. The survey had several research goals.

Survey: Major European allies optimistic about Biden admin

BERLIN — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will assume office amid a surge in optimism among major European allies, and at home, about the future of trans-Atlantic relations and American foreign policy in general, a poll showed Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON – Containing the coronavirus outbreak and repairing the economic damage it has inflicted are the top priorities for Americans as Joe Biden prepares to become the 46th president of the United States, according to a new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.