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Democrats struggle to build broad support on eve of voting

Democrats struggle to build broad support on eve of voting

OSAGE, Iowa — As Joe Biden wrapped a bus tour of Iowa this week, the elderly crowd gathered at VFW Hall 7920 was a stark reminder of the former vice-president's struggle to attract young people.
Early voting means 2020 primary is already here for millions

Early voting means 2020 primary is already here for millions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Iowa caucuses are more than a week away, but millions of Americans are already free to vote.
Russian Auschwitz survivor: Only coincidence that I lived

Russian Auschwitz survivor: Only coincidence that I lived

MOSCOW — The 75 years since Yevgeny Kovalev was a teenage prisoner in Auschwitz have been marked by tormented memories and a wonder that he's still alive.
Australia works to recover bodies of 3 from air tanker crash

Australia works to recover bodies of 3 from air tanker crash

SYDNEY, Australia — The American tanker plane that crashed while fighting Australian wildfires had just dropped a load of retardant on a fire before it went down in New South Wales state, investigators said Friday.
Airports taking precautions after China virus outbreak

Airports taking precautions after China virus outbreak

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Airports are adding passenger screenings and taking other precautions to prevent a new virus from being spread by Chinese tourists going abroad for the Lunar New Year holidays.
Militant sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attacks

Militant sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attacks

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Libyan militant to more than 19 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.
Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case Thursday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani.
N Korea names sharp-tongued army figure as foreign minister

N Korea names sharp-tongued army figure as foreign minister

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea has named a sharp-tongued former army officer with little foreign policy experience as its top diplomat, in a possible indication it will take a harder line with Washington in stalled nuclear negotiations.

Son of ex-US Rep. Christopher Collins spared prison

NEW YORK — The son of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins was spared a prison sentence Thursday after pleading guilty in an insider trading conspiracy with his father. U.S.
Mississippi governor tours prison rocked by deadly violence

Mississippi governor tours prison rocked by deadly violence

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's new governor says he and the interim corrections commissioner toured a troubled state prison to see conditions and to try to understand what led to an outburst of deadly violence in recent weeks. Gov.