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Repudiating Trump, officials say election 'most secure'

Repudiating Trump, officials say election 'most secure'

WASHINGTON — It's hard to put it any more bluntly: "There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised.

Peacekeeping force says 7 killed in Egypt helicopter crash

JERUSALEM — The international force that monitors the Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement said Thursday that seven peacekeepers, including five Americans, were killed when one of its helicopters crashed during a routine mission in Egypt's Sinai Peninsul

Official Myanmar vote count affirms Suu Kyi's party control

YANGON, Myanmar — Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won enough seats in Parliament to return to power for a second five-year term, official results released by the election commission showed Friday.
Coronavirus deaths surpass 10,000 in hard-hit Massachusetts

Coronavirus deaths surpass 10,000 in hard-hit Massachusetts

BOSTON — Once a coronavirus hot spot, Massachusetts was seen as a model for infection control this summer as coronavirus cases and deaths dwindled.
Georgia counties prepare for hand tally of presidential race

Georgia counties prepare for hand tally of presidential race

ATLANTA — As Georgia counties prepare for a hand tally of the presidential race, the state's top elections official planned to quarantine after his wife tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Thursday.
Justice Dept.: 'Poor judgment' used in Epstein plea deal

Justice Dept.: 'Poor judgment' used in Epstein plea deal

WASHINGTON — A Justice Department report has found that former Labor Secretary Alex Acosta exercised “poor judgment” in handling an investigation into wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein when he was a top federal prosecutor in Florida.
Virus surge: Schools abandon classes, states retreat

Virus surge: Schools abandon classes, states retreat

School systems in Detroit, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and suburban Minneapolis are giving up on in-person classes, and some governors are reimposing restrictions on bars and restaurants or getting more serious about masks, as the coast-to-coast resur
White separatist who spewed racial hatred dead at 82

White separatist who spewed racial hatred dead at 82

LOS ANGELES — Tom Metzger, the notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader who rose to prominence in the 1980s while promoting white separatism and stoking racial violence, has died at age 82.
US piles up record October budget deficit of $284.1 billion

US piles up record October budget deficit of $284.1 billion

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is starting the 2021 budget year the way the old year ended, with soaring deficits. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the federal government ran up a record October deficit of $284.
Appeals court clears Harvard of racial bias in admissions

Appeals court clears Harvard of racial bias in admissions

BOSTON — Harvard does not discriminate against Asian American applicants, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday in a decision that offers relief to other colleges that consider race in admissions, but also sets the stage for a potential review by an