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ATLANTA | Kemp: I’m Georgia’s next governor. Democrats: Prove it

ATLANTA — Outgoing Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stood before a bank of cameras and welcomed into his office a man he recognized as his successor. “The governor-elect,” Deal called Brian Kemp on Thursday, accepting his fellow Republican’s resignation as secretary of state and promising the two would begin work immediately on transition business ahead of … Continue reading ATLANTA | Kemp: I’m Georgia’s next governor. Democrats: Prove it

ATLANTA | With no Abrams concession, Kemp presses forward in Georgia

ATLANTA — Outgoing Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stood before a bank of cameras and welcomed into his office a man he recognized as his successor. “The governor-elect,” Deal called Brian Kemp on Thursday, accepting his fellow Republican’s resignation as secretary of state and promising the two would begin work immediately on transition business ahead of … Continue reading ATLANTA | With no Abrams concession, Kemp presses forward in Georgia

WASHINGTON | Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

WASHINGTON — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy. After a 35-year acting career, she has two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of “Seinfeld” and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Myers. She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh: I didn’t recognize Parkland dad seeking handshake

WASHINGTON— Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he would have shaken the hand of a school shooting victim’s father during a break in last week’s Senate hearing had he recognized him before being whisked away by security detail. Kavanaugh‘s explanation for the encounter with Fred Guttenberg— captured in an Associated Press photo that went viral … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh: I didn’t recognize Parkland dad seeking handshake

TAIPEI, Taiwan | El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on the global stage. The break in ties means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation by only 17 … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

TAIPEI, Taiwan | El Salvador, Taiwan break ties, further isolating Asian isle

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan says it is breaking off diplomatic ties with El Salvador because the Central American country plans to defect to rival Beijing. The move is the latest blow to the self-ruled island that China has been trying to isolate on the global stage. The break in ties means Taiwan is recognized as … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | El Salvador, Taiwan break ties, further isolating Asian isle