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Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden talks to Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., at a primary night election rally in Columbia, S.C., Feb. 29, 2020 after winning the South Carolina primary. President Biden has frequently referenced the critical role South Carolina played in his nomination. He points to his decades-long relationship with the state whose Black voters handed him a major win at a desperate time for his Democratic campaign. But, in recent interviews with The Associated Press, some Black voters in South Carolina who supported Biden reluctantly -- or not at all -- say they're unimpressed and even dispirited.

Black Democrats in South Carolina giving Biden mixed reviews

Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden talks to Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., at a primary night election rally in Columbia, S.C., Feb. 29, 2020 after winning the South Carolina primary. President Biden has frequently referenced the critical role South Carolina played in his nomination. He points to his decades-long relationship with the state whose Black voters handed him a major win at a desperate time for his Democratic campaign. But, in recent interviews with The Associated Press, some Black voters in South Carolina who supported Biden reluctantly -- or not at all -- say they're unimpressed and even dispirited.

January 24, 2022, 8:47am Politics

Joe Biden’s run for the Democratic presidential nomination was all but declared dead as he headed to the South Carolina primary in late February 2020. Read story

FILE - An American flag waves in front of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 2, 2020.

Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

FILE - An American flag waves in front of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 2, 2020.

January 24, 2022, 8:44am Politics

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. Read story

FILe - Florida Sen. Ray Rodrigues, center, views redistricting maps on a video monitor as an identical one is displayed behind him during a Senate Committee on Reapportionment hearing in a legislative session in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M.

Democrats make surprising inroads in redistricting fight

FILe - Florida Sen. Ray Rodrigues, center, views redistricting maps on a video monitor as an identical one is displayed behind him during a Senate Committee on Reapportionment hearing in a legislative session in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M.

January 24, 2022, 8:42am Politics

Democrats braced for disaster when state legislatures began redrawing congressional maps, fearing that Republican dominance of statehouses would tilt power away from them for the next decade. Read story

Head of US Special Operations Command has COVID-19

January 24, 2022, 8:36am Politics

The head of the U.S. military’s Special Operations Command has tested positive for COVID-19, the command said Monday. Read story

An instructor trains members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine's army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion.

NATO outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar

An instructor trains members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine's army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion.

January 24, 2022, 8:35am Politics

Tensions soared Monday between Russia and the West over concerns that Moscow is planning to invade Ukraine, with NATO outlining potential troop and ship deployments, Britain saying it would withdraw some diplomats from Kyiv, and Ireland denouncing upcoming Russian war games off its coast as unwelcome. Read story

FILE - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivers an address, during the COP26 Summit, at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. A newspaper has reported Morrison's account on Chinese-owned social media platform WeChat has been taken over and renamed. Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Morrison's 76,000 WeChat followers were notified his page has been renamed "Australian Chinese new life" earlier this month. The change was made without the government's knowledge.

Australian prime minister loses control of WeChat account

FILE - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivers an address, during the COP26 Summit, at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. A newspaper has reported Morrison's account on Chinese-owned social media platform WeChat has been taken over and renamed. Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Morrison's 76,000 WeChat followers were notified his page has been renamed "Australian Chinese new life" earlier this month. The change was made without the government's knowledge.

January 24, 2022, 8:35am Politics

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lost control of his account on the Chinese-owned social media platform WeChat and a lawmaker on Monday accused China’s leaders of political interference. Read story

FILE - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London, Wednesday May 1, 2019. Britain's High Court is set to rule on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can take his fight against U.S. extradition to the U.K. Supreme Court. The decision is the latest step in Assange's long battle to avoid being sent to the United States to face espionage charges over WikiLeaks' publication of classified documents.

Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal U.S. extradition

FILE - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London, Wednesday May 1, 2019. Britain's High Court is set to rule on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can take his fight against U.S. extradition to the U.K. Supreme Court. The decision is the latest step in Assange's long battle to avoid being sent to the United States to face espionage charges over WikiLeaks' publication of classified documents.

January 24, 2022, 8:02am Politics

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday won the first stage of his effort to overturn a U.K. ruling that opened the door for his extradition to U.S. to stand trial on espionage charges. Read story

FILE - In this July 1, 2021 file photo, farmworkers till soil as a heat wave bakes the Pacific Northwest in record-high temperatures near St. Paul, Ore. The Pacific Northwest is bracing for another major, multi-day heat wave in mid-August 2021 just a month after temperatures soared as high as 116 F in a record-shattering heat event that killed scores of the most vulnerable across the region.

A year into Biden’s term, Washington immigrants stay mired in uncertainty

FILE - In this July 1, 2021 file photo, farmworkers till soil as a heat wave bakes the Pacific Northwest in record-high temperatures near St. Paul, Ore. The Pacific Northwest is bracing for another major, multi-day heat wave in mid-August 2021 just a month after temperatures soared as high as 116 F in a record-shattering heat event that killed scores of the most vulnerable across the region.

January 24, 2022, 6:00am Latest News

Days before Christmas, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, withdrew his support for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better $1.9 trillion spending plan. Read story