Election challengers seek entrance to a Detroit facility to observe the counting of absentee ballots on Nov. 4, 2020.

Trump allies work to place supporters in key election posts across the country

Across nation, officials being replaced with those who back Trump's lies.

Omar ends 'unproductive call' with GOP lawmaker who made anti-Muslim remarks

November 29
Rep. Ilhan Omar took a call from GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, who has apologized for anti-Muslim comments.
The Minnesota Democrat said she wanted a direct apology from Rep. Lauren Boebert.

New task force digs into why Black women face disproportionately high rates of violence

November 29
Peter Hayden, father of former Sen. Jeff Hayden, spoke about losing his daughter Taylor to gun violence, during a ceremonial bill signing establishing
Minnesota is the first state to establish a task force on missing and murdered African American women.
Business
4 minutes ago

Top German court upholds disputed national COVID measures

Germany's highest court on Tuesday rejected complaints against curfews and other restrictions imposed by federal legislation earlier this year in areas where the coronavirus was spreading quickly — a decision that could help the country's leaders as they struggle to tackle a sharp rise in infections.
World
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Portugal's president vetoes 2nd version of euthanasia bill

Portugal's president has refused to sign for the second time a parliament-sanctioned bill allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, arguing the wording is imprecise and effectively shelving the piece of legislation until a new parliament and government are chosen early next year.
World
22 minutes ago

Far-right pundit to launch campaign for French presidency

A far-right former TV pundit with multiple hate-speech convictions was poised Tuesday to officially enter the race for France's presidency, having already shaken it up with his anti-immigration and anti-Islam invective.
World
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Japan confirms first case of new coronavirus variant

Japan confirmed on Tuesday its first case of the new omicron coronavirus variant, a visitor who recently arrived from Namibia, an official said.
World
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Kuwait's exiled opposition returns home after royal pardon

Several prominent Kuwaiti opposition figures have returned home from a decade of self-exile after getting amnesty from the ruling emir, a long-awaited move celebrated Tuesday that's aimed at ending the political paralysis that has burned a hole in public finances.
World
54 minutes ago
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, is greeted by Dame Sandra Mason, in green, as he arrives at Bridgetown Airport on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Bridgetow

Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history.
World
3:12am

Turkey: opposition politician arrested for alleged espionage

Turkish authorities have arrested a prominent member of an opposition party over accusations that he engaged in "political and military espionage," Turkey's state-run news agency reported.
World
2:52am

Rights group: Taliban kill, abduct dozens of ex-officers

Taliban fighters have summarily killed or forcibly "disappeared" more than 100 former police and intelligence officers since taking power in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday. The group pointed to continuing retaliation against the armed forces of the ousted government despite an announced amnesty.
World
2:25am

Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity 'home to roost'

The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world's desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines.
World
2:20am

Black artist Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon

The voice of Josephine Baker, speaking and singing, will resonate Tuesday in front of the Pantheon monument in Paris, where she is to symbolically be inducted — becoming the first Black woman to receive France's highest honor.
World
2:15am

Iran makes maximalist demands as Vienna nuclear talks open

Iran struck a maximalist tone Tuesday after just one day of restarted talks in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal, suggesting everything discussed in previous rounds of diplomacy could be renegotiated.
Politics
2:03am

Migrant crisis front and center in pope's Greece-Cyprus trip

When Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos in 2016, he was so moved by the stories he heard from families fleeing war in Iraq and Syria that he wept and brought a dozen refugees home with him.
World
12:25am
Several members of a youth group hold a flash mob rally to protest against the military government of Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing in Pabedan township

Myanmar court postpones verdict for ousted leader Suu Kyi

A court in Myanmar postponed its verdict on Tuesday in the trial of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow testimony from an additional witness, a senior member of her political party.
World
12:08am

Expo 2020's workers face hardships despite Dubai's promises

Intent on making a flawless impression as the first host of the world's fair in the Middle East, Dubai sought to leave nothing to chance.
Nation
12:01am

Atlanta mayoral runoff: Moore hopes to stave off Dickens

Atlanta voters on Tuesday are deciding a mayoral runoff between a candidate who is comfortable as a lone wolf and a candidate who has acquired a bunch of new friends as his support has surged.
Nation
November 29

California now limits medical parole to those on ventilators

A new California policy could send dozens of quadriplegic, paraplegic or otherwise permanently incapacitated inmates from nursing homes back to state prisons.
Business
November 29

In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy.
Business
November 29

In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy.
Politics
November 29

Appeals court to weigh Trump arguments to withhold records

Former President Donald Trump's lawyers will try to persuade a federal appeals court to stop Congress from receiving call logs, drafts of speeches and other documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol led by his supporters.
Politics
November 29

Boebert in call refuses to apologize for anti-Muslim remarks

Days after firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was harshly criticized for making anti-Muslim comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat whom she likened to a bomb-carrying terrorist, the two spoke by phone.