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The AP and other media players have changed their game for making election night calls

A person is tested for COVID-19 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Cesar Chavez City Park in Phoenix. The two-week testing event is aimed at bringing tests to Phoenix's Laveen neighborhood, home to many Latinos and Blacks who have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Latino leaders say governments need to do more to communicate effectively with Hispanic communities to ensure people know where to get tested and encourage them to participate. (AP Photo/Matt York)

For Latinos, the COVID-19 trends are getting worse — and the worst may be yet to come

Joe Biden appears on a "Zoom with Oprah Winfrey" virtual show on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

What are the polls saying and should we believe them?

In this May 28, 2020, photo, Dave Turnier processes mail-in ballots at at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pennsylvania, prior to the state's primary election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Be patient on election night 2020. Counting the returns will take time.

A customer pushes a shopping cart Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, outside a Walmart store, in Walpole, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Walmart pulls guns and ammo from shelves citing possible civil unrest

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Bullhead City, Ariz. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump is wrong that the law says a winner has to be announced on election night

An obituary in the Kansas City Star. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Report: The pandemic has hit newspapers hard

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Fact-checkers head to the War Rooms to battle last minute invasion of conspiracy theories

Phua (left) and Blia Thao harvested rhubarb on their farm in Spring Valley, WI.  (JIM GEHRZ/STAR TRIBUNE)

After 40 years writing about food, this editor retires next week

President Donald Trump on Wednesday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The anonymous author of The New York Times’ op-ed who criticized Trump reveals himself

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The cynical campaign to turn human error into ballot ‘fraud’

Housing activists gather in front of Gov. Charlie Baker's house, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Swampscott, Mass. The protesters were calling on the governor to support more robust protections against evictions and foreclosures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The CDC’s eviction ban doesn’t seem to have stopped many evictions

Cody Tupen, a firefighter with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, performs a COVID-19 test on 
Nancy Backus, left, the mayor of Auburn, Wash., at testing site in Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. State health officials say that a new COVID-19 report released Wednesday shows an increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations throughout Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The press skewered the White House for saying the pandemic is over. Did it actually say that?

Jared Nally, editor-in-chief of the Indian Leader, the student newspaper at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. (Courtesy)

Press groups call university president’s actions toward a student journalist ‘wildly unconstitutional’

A still from the Netflix show, 'Chelsea,' featuring a Bradenton Herald story by Amaris Castillo.
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Electing the dead, drawing cards for a mayorship and other weird election stories

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The coronavirus has closed more than 60 local newsrooms across America. And counting.

President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the Constitutional Oath to Amy Coney Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House White House. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A pep talk for student journalists before Election Day

A portion of a Washington state mail-in ballot is shown with choices that include Donald Trump and Joe Biden for president. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Why do newspapers still make political endorsements?

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speak during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photos/Julio Cortez)

Trump stories are far outpacing Biden stories in attention, a Chartbeat analysis shows

A chemist displays hydroxychloroquine tablets in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

A majority of Americans know what’s true about the coronavirus, study finds

In this June 16, 2014, file photo, the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News newspaper boxes await customers in Salt Lake City. Both publications will offer only one print edition per week starting next year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Seven-day newspaper print editions will disappear in Salt Lake City early next year

A few fan cutouts designed by the Tampa Bay Times' engagement team. (Courtesy: Tampa Bay Times)

How a local newspaper is bringing fans together when they can’t be together

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How many plans to save local journalism are too many?

Voters wait in line in Annapolis, Md., on Monday, the first day of in-person early voting in Maryland. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Election Day is a week away, but when will we find out who won?

Stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. North Carolina sent out more than 600,000 requested absentee ballots to voters on Sept. 4. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

How to consume information about ballot errors

Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurse Lee Cherie Booth performs a coronavirus test outside the Salt Lake County Health Department Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah moves to ration medical care, El Paso asks residents to stay home as COVID-19 surges again

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The Sacramento Bee wants to tie metrics to pay. Its guild is not having it.

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The final presidential debate had fewer interruptions, but more falsehoods

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump is a ‘wretched human being’ but vote for him anyway, The Spokesman-Review says

Supporters of President Trump and Joe Biden wave flags earlier this month in Miramar, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

One more week until the election. Here’s how to survive it.


38+ tools and resources to improve Zoom, follow the election and to make your autumn a bit easier

Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton, Ala. The hospital is one of the latest health care facilities to fall victim to a wave of rural hospital shutdowns across the United States. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

As the coronavirus spreads beyond cities, rural hospitals are closing


Student journalists are facing increased mental health demands and job shortages — so let’s talk about it

Moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News during Thursday night’s debate in Nashville, Tenn. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)

The clear winner of Thursday night’s presidential debate? Moderator Kristen Welker

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NBC News defends a reporter after a bizarre Tucker Carlson criticism

Protesters rally against liability protections for employers relating to COVID-19 on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 outside the Legislature in Carson City, Nev. (David Calvert/Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

The ‘poison pill’ holding up a U.S. stimulus agreement

President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, take the stage for the start of the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Fact-checking Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the final presidential debate

Pauly Denetclaw covers Indigenous affairs for the Texas Observer. She's pictured here in photos by Nate Lemuel, left, and Zachariah Ben, right.

This Texas newsroom has a new Indigenous affairs reporter who never planned to work for mainstream news

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Trump breaks agreement, releases ‘60 Minutes’ interview

NBC News’ Kristen Welker (Courtesy: NBC News)

The third person on tonight’s debate stage might be the most important. So who is Kristen Welker?

Dr. Anthony Fauci is interviewed by television journalist Kristen Welker of NBC News on the North Lawn at the White House, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Fact-checking false claims about debate moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News

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Disinformation or defamation? Attacks against Trump and Biden resemble those seen in other countries

El Futuro, a nonprofit that provides mental health services in North Carolina (Courtesy: Ira Christmas)

Mental health services for Latinos are in low supply, higher demand due to COVID-19

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Faked emails show the power of simple hoaxes

Robert Apple teaches science to students from Public School 11 at the High Line Park Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Are we overstating the coronavirus danger in schools?