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Praise for Biden decision to step aside piles up, many get in line behind Harris

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President Joe Biden’s decision to step aside and make way for a younger Democratic candidate was met with swift praise from leading party members in Massachusetts, many of whom were quick to announce their support for Biden’s chosen successor.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that she will join the President in endorsing Vice President ...Read more

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president, in show of California unity after Biden drops out

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Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris for president, hours after President Biden announced he would not seek reelection.

Newsom and Harris rose up in Bay Area politics to become the state's two most prominent elected officials, with some seeing them as potential presidential rivals down the road. With the ...Read more

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'She has what it takes.' NC Gov. Roy Cooper, a possible VP pick, endorses Kamala Harris

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News of the Democratic presidential race moved swiftly on Sunday. Within hours, President Joe Biden dropped out, then endorsed his Vice President Kamala Harris as the nominee. Then Harris said she will work to be the nominee — and the endorsements that quickly followed from Democrats included North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.

Cooper himself ...Read more

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Trump's remarks spark rebuke from Mexico's president-elect

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Mexico’s president-elect Claudia Sheinbaum blasted Donald Trump for his “rude” language after he gave a speech recounting his past negotiations with incoming economy minister Marcelo Ebrard, marking a potentially tense relationship with the Republican presidential candidate.

Sheinbaum’s response came after a Trump speech in Grand Rapids...Read more

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World Leaders praise Biden's record after president quits race

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World leaders paid tribute to Joe Biden after the U.S. president announced that he won’t be standing for reelection in November. He is the first sitting president since 1968 to drop out of a presidential race.

Biden, 81, had been under intense pressure from senior figures in the Democratic party to step aside after a catastrophic debate ...Read more

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Harris' first task: get emboldened Democrats to fall in line

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Time is short, party tension is high, and many congressional Democrats on Sunday rushed to rally behind Vice President Kamala Harris as their pick for the top of the ticket.

The vice president’s first task in formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination will be to corral her former congressional colleagues, newly emboldened after...Read more

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A Harris-Newsom presidential ticket? There's one big legal hurdle: The 12th Amendment

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With Joe Biden out of the presidential race and Vice President Kamala Harris the front-runner for the top of the ticket with his endorsement, the “veepstakes” on the Democratic side are kicking into high gear.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged Biden’s decision to drop out of the race and endorsed Harris as the best choice “to ...Read more

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Manchin weighs presidential run as Democrat after Biden exits

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Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is considering rejoining the Democratic Party to vie for its presidential nomination after President Joe Biden announced he would drop out of the race, according to an adviser.

Jonathan Kott, who previously served as Manchin’s communications director, said the senator is “seriously considering” ...Read more

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Philippines, China reach interim deal on disputed sea missions

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Manila and Beijing said they reached a “provisional arrangement” on resupply missions to a Philippine military outpost in the South China Sea that’s been at the center of escalating tensions between the nations.

The Philippines’ Foreign Affairs Department said in a statement on Sunday that it had “reached an understanding” with ...Read more

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Secret Service head faces lawmaker grilling on Trump attack

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The U.S. Secret Service’s embattled leader is about to field a barrage of questions from hostile lawmakers who want her out of a job after the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump.

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle is set to appear Monday at a congressional hearing that will examine how the shooter eluded security ...Read more

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New Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll finds Trump leads Harris in Georgia matchup

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ATLANTA — Former President Donald Trump holds a slight lead over Vice President Kamala Harris in Georgia in a poll from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll released Sunday, just hours after President Joe Biden ended his presidential campaign.

The poll of likely Georgia voters, which was conducted before Biden dropped out of the contest and ...Read more

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With President Biden out of the race, what could be next for NC Gov. Roy Cooper?

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RALEIGH, N.C. — With President Joe Biden no longer running in the 2024 election, Vice President Kamala Harris could become the nominee — and she may be looking to North Carolina for a running mate.

Biden left the race for president on Sunday and offered his “full support and endorsement for Kamala to be the nominee of our party this year....Read more

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A presidential campaign is 'a $2 billion startup.' If she gets the nod, Harris has 3 1/2 months

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party is about to find out what it's like to compete in a snap election, like the ones in Great Britain, France and other parliamentary systems that hold quick elections with little notice.

Only in this case, it will be one-sided. They will be facing an opponent, former President Trump, who has been running since ...Read more

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Hawley, Schmitt call on President Biden to resign after dropping out of presidential race

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The two U.S. senators from Missouri both called on President Joe Biden to immediately resign from office after Biden announced in a letter on Sunday that he was withdrawing from the presidential race.

Sen. Josh Hawley responded to Biden’s letter on social media, claiming the president was unfit to continue leading the country.

“Then RESIGN...Read more

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Secret Service chief faces lawmaker grilling over Trump shooting

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service’s embattled leader is about to field a barrage of questions from hostile lawmakers who want her out of a job after the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump.

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle is set to appear Monday at a congressional hearing that will examine how the shooter ...Read more

Until 1968, presidential candidates were picked by party conventions – a process revived by Biden’s withdrawal from race

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Now that Joe Biden has dropped out of the 2024 presidential race and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to be the nominee, it will ultimately be up to Democratic National Convention delegates to formally select a new nominee for their party. This will mark the first time in over 50 years that a major party nominee was selected outside of ...Read more

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Russia ramps up in Kharkiv, Ukraine troops flee Donetsk village

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Ukraine’s troops withdrew from the village of Prohres in the Donetsk region as they faced a risk of being trapped by Russian forces, the DeepState map service said.

Separately, the Ukrainian General Staff said Kremlin troops had intensified combat assaults in the Kharkiv region. The latest push by Russia came near the settlement of Hlyboke, ...Read more

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A confident Netanyahu takes his message to a weakened Biden

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For months, U.S. President Joe Biden has been urging Israel to wind down its war on Hamas in Gaza. For more than a year, he pointedly withheld a White House invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, hoping to use it as a reward for good behavior.

Yet this coming week, as Israeli warplanes continue attacking Gaza, Biden is due to receive ...Read more

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Karen Read trial 2 to be scheduled Monday

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We may not know their names, but the Karen Read jurors have certainly been talking since a mistrial was declared in the white-hot murder case on July 1 — and it could have an effect on the upcoming second trial.

Read, 44, is accused of striking her boyfriend of two years, Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe, with her car and leaving him to ...Read more

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Israel's Netanyahu to meet with recovering Biden on Tuesday

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said he’ll meet U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington on Tuesday, a day before the Israeli prime minister is due to address a joint session of Congress.

The scheduling takes into account the American leader’s recovery from Covid-19, after he tested positive for the virus on July 17. Biden has been self-...Read more