National elections

Supporters of Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari dance to Lady Gaga songs anticipating a win as they wait for the results to be officially announced in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Anxious Nigerians on Tuesday awaited a second day of state-by-state announcements of presidential election results in a race described as too close to call. Buhari is facing opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
February 26, 2019 - 10:57 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president was declared the clear winner of a second term in Africa's largest democracy early Wednesday, after a campaign in which he urged voters to give him another chance to tackle gaping corruption, widespread insecurity and an economy limping back from a rare...
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Supporters of Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari pour champagne anticipating a win as they wait for the results to be officially announced in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Anxious Nigerians on Tuesday awaited a second day of state-by-state announcements of presidential election results in a race described as too close to call. Buhari is facing opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
February 26, 2019 - 9:50 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The latest on Nigeria's election (all times local): 4:45 a.m. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared the winner of a troubled election in Africa's most populous country. The former military dictator won easily, by nearly 4 million votes, despite widespread...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Biden is strongly signaling he could soon launch a presidential campaign while still giving himself room to opt against a run. During a forum at the University of Delaware Biden School of Public Policy, Biden said “I haven’t made the final decision but don’t be surprised.” (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 26, 2019 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stepping further toward a 2020 presidential run than he ever has before, former Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that his family — including his grandchildren — are encouraging him to launch a White House bid. "There's a consensus," Biden told an excited crowd during an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Berman, overseeing investigations involving Donald Trump, is a Republican who contributed to the president’s election campaign, but he bristles at any suggestion he’s a Trump ally. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 26, 2019 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal prosecutor in New York who is overseeing investigations involving Donald Trump is a Republican who contributed to the president's election campaign. But he bristles at any suggestion he's a Trump ally. In his first year in office, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman has won...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a rally in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
February 25, 2019 - 9:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday pledged to "sooner than later" make public 10 years of his tax returns and vowed to support the eventual Democratic presidential nominee, saying he held no grudges against the Democratic National Committee over his unsuccessful 2016 campaign...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:55 pm
Several Democratic presidential candidates are embracing reparations for the descendants of slaves — but not in the traditional sense. Over the past week, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro spoke...
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February 25, 2019 - 1:28 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Brazil's vice president says his nation will maintain its strategy of avoiding military intervention when it comes to neighboring Venezuela. Monday's tweet by Vice President Hamilton Mourao came as U.S...
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February 25, 2019 - 9:14 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A large Nigerian observer mission says it expects there will be no need for a runoff presidential election because a "clear winner will emerge," though no candidate is expected to receive more than 55 percent of...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:10 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Official results of Nigeria's presidential election are expected as early as Monday in what is called a close race between President Muhammadu Buhari and a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, both from the largely Muslim north. At stake is Africa's largest economy and...
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February 25, 2019 - 2:50 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's prime minister claims that incumbent president Macky Sall has won re-election, though the opposition rejects the assertion and says the vote should go to a runoff. Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, who is from the ruling party, told reporters late Sunday...
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