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Former Hong Kong lawmakers who disrupted session arrested

Former Hong Kong lawmakers who disrupted session arrested

Hong Kong police arrested three former opposition lawmakers on Wednesday for disrupting legislative meetings several months ago, adding to concerns about a crackdown on the city’s pro-democracy camp.
Michigan GOP backtracks after blocking vote certification

Michigan GOP backtracks after blocking vote certification

DETROIT — In an abrupt about-face, Michigan's largest county on Tuesday night unanimously certified election results showing Democrat Joe Biden defeating President Donald Trump, hours after Republicans first blocked formal approval of voters' intenti
As virus cases spiral, Los Angeles readies plan for curfew

As virus cases spiral, Los Angeles readies plan for curfew

Los Angeles County imposed new restrictions on businesses Tuesday and is readying plans for a mandatory curfew for all but essential workers if coronavirus cases keep spiking.
Trump fires agency head who vouched for 2020 vote security

Trump fires agency head who vouched for 2020 vote security

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the nation’s top election security official, a widely respected member of his administration who had dared to refute the president’s unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud and vouch for the inte
Loeffler, Warnock set for head-to-head debate in Georgia

Loeffler, Warnock set for head-to-head debate in Georgia

ATLANTA — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock will face off in a televised debate on Dec. 6, the Atlanta Press Club announced Tuesday.
Trump ally McCarthy is reelected leader of House Republicans

Trump ally McCarthy is reelected leader of House Republicans

WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won reelection as House Republican leader Tuesday, a stunning turnaround as the entire GOP leadership team was rewarded by their colleagues for reducing the Democrats’ House advantage in the November election.
Army secretary says wreath-laying event at Arlington back on

Army secretary says wreath-laying event at Arlington back on

WASHINGTON — Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has reversed the COVID-related cancellation of an annual wreath-laying event at Arlington National Cemetery next month, following criticism on social media and pleas to the White House.
Biden's DIY transition proceeds without Trump assistance

Biden's DIY transition proceeds without Trump assistance

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Feds accuse West Virginia man of anti-government conspiracy

Feds accuse West Virginia man of anti-government conspiracy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal prosecutors accused a West Virginia man on Tuesday of conspiracy against the U.S. government and selling machine-gun conversion devices online to followers of a far-right extremist movement.
Peruvians get 3rd president in a week amid cautious hopes

Peruvians get 3rd president in a week amid cautious hopes

LIMA, Peru — Peru swore in its third president in just over a week Tuesday in a televised ceremony that residents of the fraught South American country watched with both hope and skepticism after the worst constitutional crisis in two decades.