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NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special commemorating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons.

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Washington native Ted Swoboda went to Washington, D.C., last week cautiously optimistic that congressional leaders and Vice President Mike Pence would delay certifying the Electoral College election results. 

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several hundred protesters gathered in downtown St. Louis to call on Republican Sen. Josh Hawley to resign over his continued rejection of Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory — even after the riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators now say President Donald Trump should resign in the wake of deadly riots at the Capitol and support for the House drive to impeach him a second time is gaining momentum. 

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AP VoteCast is a wide ranging survey of the American electorate, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago for The Associated Press. The survey of more than 2,700 voters in Georgia will provide insight into who voted, and why, in the state's Senate runoff elections. This interactive all…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart apologized Wednesday for a tweet that called Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley a sore loser for contesting President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. 

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More than a dozen people filed for office in Franklin County on Tuesday morning, the first opportunity that aspiring candidates could sign up for next year’s municipal elections. 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Republican Mike Parson has won the Missouri governor’s race, defeating Democratic state Auditor Nicole Galloway for the chance to serve a full term in the role he inherited when his predecessor resigned under a cloud of scandal two years ago.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to win the White House. The former vice president is competitive in all the battleground states Trump carried in 2016, and has put a handful of traditional Republican states, including Georgia and Ar…

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WARREN, Mich. (AP) — She could have dropped her ballot at the post office, but she wasn’t sure if she should trust the mail. She considered slipping it into the secured ballot box just outside of City Hall, but what if something happened? A fire maybe; or theft. 

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O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and his Democratic opponent spent much of a candidate forum on Friday sparring over the governor's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill has visited Franklin County three time in three months, but her opponent, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has not made any campaign appearances here. If the election was held today, who would you vote for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America's 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the nation proved to be "more divided than we thought" but urged unity and told her supporters, "We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly certain of retaking control but saw their hopes fizzle as endangered GOP incumbents won in Missouri, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and even Democ…

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The incumbent Franklin County assessor will face a newcomer to the political arena in the Aug. 2 Republican primary.

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As I look upon the 2016 election for president and vice president, I realize how little the American public knows about the process of electing our nation’s chief executives.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is trying to steady a shaky campaign as President Barack Obama, enjoying a burst of momentum, heads to New York for a celebrity fundraiser with Beyoncé and Jay-Z and a star turn on David Letterman's couch.

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Fundraising reports filed this past week show that Democratic Secretary of State candidate Jason Kander now has more cash on hand than all three of his Republican opponents combined.

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is moving away from his preferred issue — the economy — and into military and foreign policy, a realm usually viewed as the home turf of the incumbent.

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The deadly shooting spree in Colorado consumed the presidential campaign Friday, sidetracking a bitter political contest with a tragedy that at least temporarily brought the candidates together in common purpose. "There are going to be other days for politics," a somber President Barack Obama said.

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Franklin County Commissioners Tuesday approved the purchase of electronic poll books for the use in future elections, making the county one of the first to adopt a proprietary iPad application-based system developed by a St. Louis-based company.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this year's election as legal disputes surrounding the voting process escalate.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the state's new congressional districts Friday, finally providing certainty for candidates who have been campaigning for the August primary elections without knowing whether certain counties, cities or neighborhoods ultimately woul…

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Any good politician knows the importance of finding common ground with a local audience The shout-out seems so natural when done right. And so cringe-worthy when flubbed. AP's Nancy Benac explores a few recent attempts. (May 14)

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While the debate over gay marriage lingers, the election focus is shifting back to the economy as campaign teams for President Obama and Mitt Romney trade barbs. (May 14) Subscribe to the Associated Press: http://bit.ly/APYouTube Download AP Mobile: http://www.ap.org/mobile/ Associated Pr…

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Mitt Romney is trying to put history behind him and turn from his alleged high school bullying to economic hardship on the campaign trail. But Romney isn't the first presidential candidate to face accusations about his past. (May 11)