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Norway's Larsen resigns as think-tank CEO over Epstein link

Norway's Larsen resigns as think-tank CEO over Epstein link

TANZANIA, Tanzania — Former Norwegian diplomat and politician Terje Rød Larsen, an architect of the Oslo peace accords, has resigned as president and CEO of the International Peace Institute and apologized for his “failed judgment” in securing donati
EXPLAINER: From the 2020 election, some new political terms

EXPLAINER: From the 2020 election, some new political terms

WASHINGTON — “So 2020” is a new phrase that made its way into America’s political lexicon this year. It has come to describe all things unexpected, unsettling and unprecedented.
EXPLAINER: Senate majority outcome may take weeks or more

EXPLAINER: Senate majority outcome may take weeks or more

WASHINGTON — Thirty-five U.S. Senate seats are on the ballot Tuesday, which will determine control of the legislative chamber for the next two years.
EXPLAINER: Election unprecedented some ways, in others not

EXPLAINER: Election unprecedented some ways, in others not

The election of 2020 has been called many things: extraordinary, bizarre, unprecedented.
EXPLAINER: Calling a race is tricky: How AP does it

EXPLAINER: Calling a race is tricky: How AP does it

WASHINGTON — In the 2020 U.S. general election, The Associated Press will declare winners in more than 7,000 races – starting with the White House and reaching down the ballot to every seat in every state legislature.
Tradition: 2 New Hampshire towns cast votes after midnight

Tradition: 2 New Hampshire towns cast votes after midnight

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. — Two tiny New Hampshire communities that vote for president just after the stroke of midnight on Election Day have cast their ballots, with one of them marking 60 years since the tradition began.
EXPLAINER: US vote is 51 elections, one in each state and DC

EXPLAINER: US vote is 51 elections, one in each state and DC

A major misconception about the vote for U.S. president is that it is a national election. It’s not. Instead, it consists of 51 elections — one in each state and in the District of Columbia. And that’s more than a technical difference.
EXPLAINER: Pandemic to factor into inauguration planning

EXPLAINER: Pandemic to factor into inauguration planning

WASHINGTON — Every four years at the stroke of noon on Jan. 20, the president-elect or the reelected president of the United States takes the oath of office for a four-year term. The inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol also includes a luncheon.
EXPLAINER: They lost the popular vote but won the elections

EXPLAINER: They lost the popular vote but won the elections

Five times in U.S. history, candidates have lost the popular vote but won the presidency — most recently in 2016.
Asia Today: New Delhi sees worst wave as India's cases drop

Asia Today: New Delhi sees worst wave as India's cases drop

NEW DELHI — India's capital is seeing its worst wave of coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic, even as the nation's overall cases fall.