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Conyers' Exit After Decades Could Open Political Floodgates

DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers’ resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century — and sets off a free-for-all race to replace him with at least three potential legacy candidates, including two relatives of Conyers and a son of a prominent former mayor. 639 more words

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Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Requests Recount After Losing By Slim Margin

ATLANTA (AP) — The race for mayor in Atlanta early Wednesday was too close to call, with one candidate declaring herself the city’s new leader and the other vowing to request a recount. 788 more words

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John Conyers Won't Step Down, Lawyer Says

DETROIT (AP) — Embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers has no plans to resign amid allegations that the congressman sexually harassed several women when they worked on his staff, his lawyer said Wednesday. 1,066 more words

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Conyers Pressured To Resign After New Allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign increased on Tuesday after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that included partially undressing in front of her in a hotel room and inappropriate touching. 910 more words

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Sign Of The Times: Rep. Maxine Waters Receiving Death Threats

It’s come to this: A racist supporter of President Donald Trump threatened to murder  U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters.

For months, many Black Americans have talked openly about how Trump’s racially incendiary rhetoric incites his bigoted supporters to violence but conservatives always dismiss the notions as left-wing quackery. 553 more words

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Racist Attack Backfires In Minnesota Mayoral Race

An interest group injected racism into a political race again this election season. A few weeks ago, the Laborers’ International Union of North America was behind the decision to omit… 471 more words

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