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Senator Tim Scott hails progress made in America on race

WASHINGTON, D.C. — South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott says he is living the American dream and cites “the evolution of the Southern heart" as the reason he, as a Black man, was able to win a primary election against a son of Strom Thurmond. Scott,...

Takeaways from the final night of the Democratic convention

by Bill Barrow and Nicholas Riccardi -- A convention without a roaring crowd, confetti cannons, funny hats — a gathering in name only — delivered the Democratic presidential nomination to Joe Biden, the culmination of a lifelong pursuit that comes at a time of crisis. Here...

Kanye West submits petitions to appear on Tennessee ballot

NASHVILLE — Rapper and music producer Kanye West submitted a petition Thursday to appear on Tennessee’s ballot this November as an unaffiliated presidential candidate, the state election’s office says. West submitted the petition before the noon deadline. Secretary of state’s office spokeswoman Julia Bruck confirmed...

Democratic convention takeaways: Make history, pound Trump

by Bill Barrow and Nicholas Riccard -- There has been one persistent theme in the Democratic National Convention so far: to portray President Donald Trump in highly personal ways as one unsuited for the White House both in skills and temperament. And no one, not...

Michelle Obama delivers ‘electrifying moment’

by Steve Peoples and Michelle L. Price -- NEW YORK — Michelle Obama delivered a passionate condemnation of President Donald Trump during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, declaring him “in over his head” and warning that the nation’s mounting crises would only...

Environmental groups sue TVA over long-term power agreements

by Adrian Sainz --  Environmental groups are suing the Tennessee Valley Authority over long-term partnership agreements signed by local power companies that receive electricity generated by the nation’s largest public utility. A lawsuit filed in Memphis federal court Monday claims the 20-year deals signed by more...

Postal Service halts some operational changes after outcry

by Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly --  WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing public pressure and state lawsuits, the Postmaster general announced Tuesday he is halting some operational changes to mail delivery that critics warned were causing widespread delays and could disrupt voting in the November election. Postmaster...

Washington hires Wright as NFL’s 1st Black team president

by Stephen Whyno -- Reality began to sink in for Jason Wright in the days after accepting the job as president of the Washington Football Team. Not only was he becoming the first Black team president in NFL history, but he was hired by the organization...

Tennessee lawmakers end session on protests, COVID liability

by Kimberlee Kruesi and Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers finished a special session in pandemic times Wednesday by passing a sweeping proposal that would significantly stiffen penalties against protesters demanding racial justice. In the narrow scope of the three-day election year session, no...

Women say they will fight sexism, ‘ugly’ attacks on Harris

by Sara Burnett and Amanda Seitz -- CHICAGO — In the weeks before Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris his running mate, women’s groups were readying a campaign of their own: shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a vice presidential nominee they say is...
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