‘A Long Time Coming’: Black Women Celebrate Harris’s Ascension

As Kamala Harris heads toward the highest levels of power, many rejoiced and saw her achievement as a particularly poignant reminder to Black girls that anything is possible.

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How Joe Biden Won the Presidency

Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned as a sober and conventional presence, concerned about the “soul of the country.” He correctly judged the character of the country, and benefited from President Trump’s missteps.

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How Women of Color Are Redefining What a Politician Looks Like

Running for office used to mean relegating personal style to the background. Not anymore.

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Atlanta Mourns John Lewis and Ponders Carrying On With ‘Good Trouble’

The congressman and civil rights leader preached in support of nonviolent resistance, a message that some say must live on in his absence.

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The Battle for Joe Biden

He’s not listening to Twitter. So who does have the candidate’s ear?

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While Virus Surges, Georgia Governor Sues Atlanta Mayor to Block Mask Rules

Gov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit against Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, to block the city’s mask requirement.

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Governors Must Save Us From Our Coronavirus Testing Failure

Our pandemic fight requires prompt testing results — and singular cooperation among the states to achieve them.

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‘It’s Got to Stop’: Atlanta’s Mayor Decries a Surge of Violence as a Girl Is Killed

Secoriea Turner, 8, was one of several children killed across the country over the holiday weekend. Her death has roiled Atlanta.

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Who’s in the Running to Be Joe Biden’s Vice President?

Here are 12 women who are under serious consideration by Mr. Biden, and why each might be chosen — and might not be.

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Mayor Bottoms Tightens Rules on Atlanta Police’s Use of Force

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a series of executive orders after the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, which has stirred protests and pushed the city into a broader reckoning over policing.

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Police Killings Prompt Evaluation of Laws Allowing Deadly Force

The deaths of several black people by police in recent weeks have challenged the wide latitude law enforcement officers are given in cases in which an encounter ends with a death.

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Inside Biden’s Vice-Presidential Search: Who’s on the List and Where It Stands

The search committee is conducting interviews and seeking private documents, and prospects like Val Demings and Keisha Lance Bottoms are getting a closer look as political currents influence the search.

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America, We Break It, It’s Gone

Where can we find the leadership to save the U.S.?

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‘Everybody Will Second-Guess’: Liberal Mayors Navigate Protesters and Police

For Democratic city leaders across the country, the unrest in their streets is testing their campaign promises and principles.

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Will Protests Set Off a Second Viral Wave?

Across the country, mayors, public health experts and other officials worry that even though many protesters are wearing masks, the risk of new coronavirus cases will increase as thousands gather.

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Atlanta Protesters Clash With Police as Mayor Warns ‘You Are Disgracing Our City’

Protesters broke windows and set fire to cars after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Protests emerged in many U.S. cities.

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