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    Doctors at the hospital where Spain's former monarch Juan Carlos I underwent heart surgery say he is making a satisfactory recovery almost 24 hours after the operation. Lucía Alonso, the managing director of Madrid's Quironsalud University Hospital, said Sunday the 81-year-old king emeritus is awake and breathing without support. Alonso says in a statement that Juan Carlos is sitting up in bed and 'is in good spirits.' The triple bypass procedure Saturday was scheduled after the former king had a checkup two months ago. The hospital said the operation was successful and without complications. Juan Carlos abdicated in 2014 in favor of Felipe, ending a near 39-year reign. He retired from public duties last May.
  • Plácido Domingo returns to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday in his first appearance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press. The case has divided the opera world. Two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled planned appearances. European opera houses have so far confirmed engagements scheduled through November 2020, in what some see as an effort to slow a perceived rush to judgment in the #MeToo movement. The 78-year-old star, who rose to global fame as a tenor, will sing the baritone role of Miller in performance of 'Luisa Miller.' He has received unwavering support from the festival, as well as his co-stars. Domingo appears smiling in an Instagram posted this week by co-star Nino Machaidze alongside tenor Piotr Beczala and conductor James Conlon. The AP story published last week detailed extensive allegations of sexual harassment by nine women against Domingo that spanned decades, starting in the 1980s. The women accused Domingo of using his power at the LA Opera, where he has been the longtime general director, and elsewhere to try to pressure them into sexual relationships. Several of the woman said he dangled jobs and then sometimes punished them professionally if they refused his advances. Allegations included repeated phone calls, invitations to hotel rooms and his apartment, and unwanted touching and kisses. In a statement to the AP, Domingo called the allegations 'deeply troubling and, as presented inaccurate' and said he believed his interactions with the women to be consensual. He hasn't spoken publicly about the allegations since the article was published. Culture writer Hedwig Kainberger wrote in the Salzburger Nachrichten this week that there is no reason for Domingo not to sing at the festival. She noted that he has never had the sort of political power at the Salzburg festival that he has in some U.S. opera houses. 'However, Plácido Domingo has benefited a lot from public fame,' Kainberger added. 'Therefore, in addition to the jubilation, he should also bear the criticism, listen to the protests, participate in the clarification and muster the courage to make any confessions.' Culture editor Gert Korentschnig wrote in in the Vienna daily Kurier on Sunday that such cancellations absent a guilty verdict in a court of law are 'an excessive exaggeration of political correctness,' and that the focus should be not on individual singers but on the system as a whole. 'Is opera, where the artists and above all female artists, depend on the goodwill of the artistic director, conductor or singer, a hoard of power abuse?' he asked. 'The Domingo case is more than a pummeling of a superstar. It is a cry against suppression and machoism throughout the music business.
  • The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it 'some new, some old, some fast, some slow.' Barack Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. They include Drake's 'Too Good,' Steely Dan's 'Reelin' in the Years' and the Sinatra standard 'I've Got You Under My Skin.' Other choices are 'MOOD 4 EVA,' the 'Lion King' song with Beyonce and Jay-Z among other artists; and such oldies as Van Morrison's 'Brown Eyed Girl' and Dobie Gray's 'Drift Away.' Last week, Barack Obama offered book recommendations, among them Colson Whitehead's 'The Nickel Boys,' Hilary Mantel's 'Wolf Hall' and the 'collected works' of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who died Aug. 12.
  • The Latest on Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Tom Holland has made an appearance at a Disney fan convention amid the news that Spider-Man will no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Earlier this week, it was reported that the cross-studio partnership between Disney and Sony, which allowed Holland's Spider-Man to appear in Marvel films, was ending. Marvel also helped produce the stand-alone Spider-Man films such as this summer's 'Far From Home.' Holland was not at D23 Saturday on behalf of Marvel however, but Pixar. He's voicing a role in the upcoming animated film 'Onward.' The nearly 7,000 people in the audience screamed wildly for Holland. He did not address Spider-Man specifically but told the audience that it's been a crazy week and cryptically quoting Tony Stark in 'Avengers: Endgame,' added: 'I love you 3000.' ___ 11:40 a.m. Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey are lending their voices to the new Pixar film 'Soul.' Director Pete Docter announced the cast for the upcoming jazz-themed film Saturday at Disney's D23 fan convention in Anaheim that also includes Questlove, Daveed Diggs and Phylicia Rashad. Docter, in his first appearance on stage as the chief creative officer of the shop behind 'Toy Story,' says that 'Soul' imagines that every human attends a pre-birth seminar where they're given quirks, interests and passions. Foxx voices the lead character Joe, who is a jazz musician and middle school band teacher. Jon Batiste is contributing original songs for the film and Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are doing the score. 'Soul' hits theaters in June 2020. ___ 10:50 a.m. Writer and director Ryan Coogler says that 'Black Panther 2' will hit theaters on May 6, 2022. Coogler made an appearance Saturday at the Walt Disney Co.'s D23 fan convention in Anaheim. Coogler said he wasn't ready to reveal a title or a plot yet for the highly anticipated sequel to 'Black Panther,' which became a cultural phenomenon and grossed over $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige also announced that Kit Harington is joining the cast of 'The Eternals,' which will reunite him with his 'Game of Thrones' co-star Richard Madden. Harington is playing a non-Eternal named Dane. 'Crazy Rich Asians' star Gemma Chan has also joined the cast of the Marvel project which includes Angelina Jolie. ___ 10:45 a.m. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says that 'Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker' is going to be an incredibly good time. Nearly 7,000 people got a look Saturday at a new poster and some new footage from the film at the Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim. The film which opens in theaters nationwide Dec. 20 closes out the over 40-year-old Skywalker saga. Kennedy was joined on the convention stage by writer-director J.J. Abrams and stars including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels. R2-D2 evoked the most applause from the excited audience. Abrams said that the late Carrie Fisher is also part of 'Episode IX' thanks to unused footage from 'Episode VII.
  • At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the 'Star Wars' character Emperor Palpatine in the background of a new poster can cause as much of a stir as actual appearances from movie stars such as Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson. But that's no surprise for the most powerful studio in the world, whose characters are stars as big, if not bigger, than the A-listers playing them — at least for the people attending the company's fan convention. Even the word 'fan' is too impersonal for this kind of loyalty. As Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn told the audience Saturday: 'You're not just fans, you're family.' Right across the street from Disneyland, nearly 7,000 people packed a giant convention hall in Anaheim on Saturday hoping to get a look at or at least more information about Disney properties coming to theaters in the next few years, including 'Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker,' ''Frozen 2,' ''Black Panther 2,' ''Black Widow,' ''Cruella,' ''Soul' and more, with a parade of stars such as Jolie, Johnson, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Jamie Foxx, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Daisy Ridley all gracing the stage to help drum up excitement for all that's to come. Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff even serenaded the audience with a performance of a new song from 'Frozen 2' as fake fall leaves fell down on the audience like confetti to close out the presentation. Disney kicked things off with 'Star Wars,' revealing a new poster, which every audience member got a copy of, and glimpses of some new footage from 'Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker.' The film, which hits theaters Dec. 20, ends the Skywalker saga that began over 40 years ago. Anthony Daniels, who has played the droid C-3PO since the beginning seemed to get a bit choked up on stage. 'It's kind of hard for me to understand that the story is ending, but what an ending,' Daniels said. 'You'll love it.' He was joined on stage by fellow original trilogy veteran Billy Dee Williams, and the stars of the new trilogy — Ridley, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega — as well as writer-director J.J. Abrams. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy promised that the film 'is an incredibly good time.' But 'Star Wars' itself is hardly ending for Disney. 'With the close of this chapter, the future is wide open,' Horn said. The studio on Friday debuted a new trailer for the Disney Plus series 'The Mandalorian' to great enthusiasm. Not all reveals are created equal at D23, however. For 'Black Panther 2,' writer-director Ryan Coogler was only able to disclose a release date: May 6, 2022. For 'Jungle Cruise,' both Johnson and Emily Blunt bantered on stage about their theme park ride adaptation, showing a fair amount of teaser footage for the film coming to theaters next summer that they say is tonally similar to fun adventure epics such as 'Indiana Jones' and 'Romancing the Stone.' And Emma Stone, via video message, teased that the '101 Dalmatians' spinoff 'Cruella' has a 'punk rock' vibe and is set in London in the 1970s. The audience got extended looks at the live-action 'Mulan,' ''Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,' the animated films 'Raya and the Last Dragon' and 'Frozen 2,' which co-director Chris Buck said works together with 'Frozen' to form 'one complete film.' Various casting decisions were also announced in films across the brands. Evan Rachel Wood will be voicing the mother in 'Frozen 2,' and Sterling K. Brown is playing a character named Lieutenant Matthias. Kit Harington is officially on board to join the Marvel film 'The Eternals,' which will reunite him with his 'Game of Thrones' co-star Richard Madden, as is 'Crazy Rich Asians' star Gemma Chan. And Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad and Daveed Diggs are leading the voice cast for Pixar's jazz-themed film 'Soul.' 'Soul' director Pete Docter, taking the stage for the first time as Pixar's chief creative officer, said that in his nearly 30 years at Pixar they've come up with some 'weird ideas.' 'Rats who cook, robots who collect trash, old men who fly houses,' Docter said. 'Soul' continues that tradition, he said, asking the ultimate question: 'Why am I here?' 'Who would make a film about that? Metaphysics?' Docter said with a chuckle. The film imagines that all humans graduate a 'you seminar' pre-birth where they get their quirks, interests and passion. But with jazz musician Joe Gardner (Foxx), 'there has to have been a mistake' that he grew up to be a middle school band teacher. Jon Batiste is contributing original songs for the film and Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are doing the score. Expected in theaters in June 2020, 'Soul' is one of two original Pixar films coming next year. The other is 'Onward' about elf brothers voiced by Pratt and Holland. The audience screamed wildly for Holland when he took the stage. The cheers and shouts were not for his 'Onward' role, but for another character whose Disney association is in jeopardy: Spider-Man. Earlier this week, it was reported that the cross-studio partnership between Disney and Sony, which allowed Holland's Spider-Man to appear in Marvel films such as 'Avengers: Endgame' and Marvel Studios to have a hand in producing stand-alone Spider-Man films like this summer's 'Far From Home,' was ending. The timing of the Spider-Man turmoil was not lost on Holland, who went straight for the fans with a closing message from the stage quoting a line that Tony Stark says in 'Endgame.' 'Listen, it's been a crazy week but I want you to know, I am grateful from the bottom of my heart and I love you 3000,' Holland said. D23 runs through Sunday. ___ Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahr
  • Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as 'Two Tickets to Paradise' and 'Take Me Home Tonight' says his fate is in 'God's hands.' Money's comments appear in a video released Saturday from his AXS TV reality series 'Real Money.' The full episode airs Sept. 12. In the video, Money says he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup. The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney learned that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes. Money said it hit him 'really, really hard.' He's had numerous health problems recently including heart valve surgery earlier this year and pneumonia after the procedure, leading to his cancellation of a planned summer tour.
  • Britain's Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. 'At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction,' Andrew said in the written statement, referring to Epstein's 2008 conviction after pleading guilty to prostitution-related state charges. Epstein served 13 months behind bars. Andrew again said it was a 'mistake' to visit Epstein after his release in 2010. Queen Elizabeth's son also expressed 'tremendous sympathy' for Epstein's victims. Epstein, 66, killed himself Aug. 11 while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy. Saying he wanted to clarify their 'association,' Andrew said, 'I met Mr. Epstein in 1999. During the time I knew him, I saw him infrequently and probably no more than only once or twice a year. I have stayed in a number of his residences.' Saturday's statement was not the first time Andrew has commented on Epstein. Earlier this month, Andrew rejected suggestions he may have been involved in Epstein's crimes. That statement came after the Mail on Sunday newspaper obtained a Dec. 6, 2010, video showing Andrew inside Epstein's New York home waving goodbye to a young woman. The video was recorded after Epstein's 2008 conviction.
  • Robert Downey Jr. says he had a wild Disneyland ride in his younger days. The 'Iron Man' and 'Avengers: Endgame' star, among those honored Friday as Disney Legends, said his first visit to the Southern California resort included a brief detention for 'smoking pot in a gondola.' 'I was brought to a surprisingly friendly processing center, given a stern warning and returned to, if memory serves, one very disappointed group chaperone,' Downey said. He turned serious when he spoke about the Marvel movies. 'I get to remain a fan of the first inclusive and evolving cinematic universe ever so far,' said Downey, whose character meets a dark fate in 'Avengers: Endgame.' Disney CEO Robert Iger presented the Legends trophy to the actor at the D23 Expo Disney fan event. The company said it honors those who have made remarkable contributions to the Disney legacy. Singer Christina Aguilera, actress Ming-Na Wen, journalists Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts and directors Jon Favreau and Kenny Ortega were among others receiving trophies. Aguilera, who performed 'Reflection' from the Disney movie 'Mulan,' called it 'way cooler than a Grammy.' Wen thanked her mother for giving her the courage to live 'this American dream.' The actress voiced the role of Mulan and is joining the cast of the upcoming Disney Plus streaming service's 'The Mandalorian.
  • Ewan McGregor is reprising his 'Star Wars' role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive. The as-yet untitled Disney Plus show drew big cheers when it was announced Friday at the D23 Expo fan event, as did a 'Lizzie McGuire' reboot with original star Hilary Duff playing a grown-up version of the title character. The audience of about 6,000 at a convention center adjacent to Disneyland also voiced enthusiasm for another 'Star Wars'-related series, 'The Mandalorian,' which its producers said is set in an unexplored time for the space saga and features new characters. Disney Plus had a receptive crowd, with expo attendees lining up to buy discounted subscriptions before the showcase. But it laid out a two-hour banquet of show trailers and stars to further whet fans' appetite, starting with a performance by cast members of the new 'High School Musical' series and appearances by McGregor, Duff, Kristen Bell, Anna Kendrick and others. 'It's been four years of saying, 'I don't know'' when he was asked about the long-discussed Obi-Wan project, McGregor said. 'Now I can say, 'Yes, we're going to do it.'' Among the movies set for the streaming service launching Nov. 12: the holiday comedy 'Noelle,' starring Kendrick, Bill Hader and Billy Eichner, and a live-action remake of 1955's animated film 'Lady and the Tramp,' with Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux voicing the canine couple. Yvette Nicole Brown, who hosted the Disney Plus showcase, also stars. Disney is reaching into its library for the streaming service with classic projects and updates on them, like 'Lady and the Tramp.' But it's also relying on brands that were acquired by Disney, including Marvel, Pixar, Fox's entertainment businesses, and 'Star Wars' home Lucasfilm, making it a formidable newcomer. 'Ms. Marvel,' ''Moon Knight' and 'She-Hulk,' derived from Marvel comics, are being developed as live-action series for Disney Plus, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced. Also coming is 'What If...?' an animated series that imagines alternate Marvel universe realities, such as Peggy Carter as Captain America. 'Monsters At Work' is a series inspired by the Pixar movie 'Monsters, Inc.' with a new cast of monsters and starring Ben Feldman and Aisha Tyler in its voice cast. Among the other programs for Disney Plus, which is launching with a $7 monthly price tag (pricing to vary outside the United States): — 'Diary of a Female President,' a comedy series about a Cuban-American girl's middle-school experience and her path to becoming the U.S. president. Tess Romero plays Elena, with Gina Rodriguez producing and guest-starring as the adult version. — 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum,' a National Geographic series in which the actor explores such things as sneakers, ice cream and synchronized swimming. — 'Encore!' from executive producer Bell, which gives former castmates of high school musicals the chance to perform together again and revisit their teenage insecurities. — 'Forky Asks a Question,' with Tony Hale reprising his role from 'Toy Story 4' in new Pixar animated shorts about the inquisitive toy. __ Lynn Elber can be reached at lelber@ap.org and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/lynnelber
  • Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting. Chappelle will be among national and local entertainers planned for the main stage at the 'Gem City Shine' event in Dayton on Sunday. WDTN-TV reports the City of Dayton along with the Downtown Dayton Partnership and the Chamber of Commerce will help organize the tribute. The organizers say the event will be an effort to 'reclaim' the entertainment district after 24-year-old Connor Betts' 32-second rampage in front of Ned Peppers that killed nine people and left dozens injured on Aug. 4. Chappelle, a resident of nearby Yellow Springs, urges attendees to 'live in the moment' by enjoying the experience live rather than recording it on their cellphones.

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  • Officials are investigating after an explicit video was shared “inadvertently and unknowingly” from a Mississippi teacher’s phone, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  According to a statement from Horn Lake police, the department received information regarding the video Wednesday.  DeSoto County Schools are conducting an investigation into the video, which reportedly showed explicit content of a teacher in the district. Police said if there was a “criminal element regarding the release of the video,” Horn Lake officers will then initiate a full investigation. School officials have not identified the teacher who was seen in the video, and the contents of the video have not been released at this time. The school district did confirm to WHBQ that the teacher involved is no longer an employee there. Again, officials told WHBQ that the video was shared without the teacher’s knowledge.
  • The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect they say committed a burglary involving a battery in Arlington. According to police, their investigation has revealed that a suspect entered a victim's home overnight while she was asleep. Police say the suspect woke up the victim, threatened and battered her, and then took some of her belongings.  If you have information on who this individual is, you're urged to contact the sheriff's office at (904) 630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
  • In a series of tweets Friday, President Donald Trump announced new retaliatory tariffs against China, bumping up taxes by 5 percentage points.  >> MORE: China, Trump ratchet up tensions with new tariffs >> Read more trending news  Here’s a look at trade tariffs and what they do. What is a tariff? A tariff is a tax on imports or exports that increases their prices. Tariffs are used by governments to make foreign products less attractive to consumers in order to protect domestic industries from competition. Money collected under a tariff is called a duty or customs duty. What types of tariffs are there?There are two types of tariffs – an ad valorem tariff and a specific tariff. An ad valorem tariff is a tariff that is a fixed percentage of the value of an imported good. If the price of the imported good goes up, the ad valorem tariff goes up. If it goes down, the tariff goes down. For instance, if a company exports an item to the United States costing $50 and the ad valorem tariff on that product is 20 percent, the company would have to pay the tariff -- $10 in this case -- to export the product to the U.S. If the price of the item goes up to $75, the company will have to pay a tariff of $15 to sell the item in the US. A specific tariff is a fixed amount of money placed on the item no matter the cost. Say there is a $20 specific tariff on that $50 item. The company exporting the item to the US would have to pay $20 to sell the item in the U.S. If the item goes up in cost to $75, the company will still have to pay $20 to export the item. Why should I care if the US government puts a tariff on items? The manufacturer pays for that, right? Sure, manufacturers pay the tariff upfront, but the cost of the tariff will be passed along to the consumer. Or, if the cost of the tariff is too high for those exporting goods, then they stop exporting goods. Tariffs affect the cost of goods you buy, and the U.S. buys many more products than it sells. So, why slap tariffs on goods if it will hurt the US consumer? The theory is that as goods made by people outside the U.S. get more expensive, manufacturers within the country will either increase their production of the product or other companies will begin to produce the product, thus strengthening the U.S. economy.
  • The Baker County Sheriff's Office is announcing an arrest, following an incident Thursday were a young child was found unresponsive in a hot car. According to the sheriff's office, the 3-year-old boy's mother is now being charged with child neglect. Deputies say 23-year-old Katie Davis failed to provide the toddler with proper care and supervision.  Investigators say the boy's father had been at work all night and went to bed at approximately 7:00 AM, Thursday morning. They say that Davis also went back to sleep around that same time with the child, despite having slept some the night before.  Investigators say when Davis woke up around 1:30 PM, she realized the boy was no longer in the bed. We're told that she then discovered him inside the couple's car outside, where some of his toys had been kept.  Deputies say Davis and her husband were able to get him out by smashing one of the windows and unlocking the doors.  The boy was airlifted to Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Thursday afternoon. Deputies said Friday he's recovering and stable.
  • According to many polls, Americans – especially those who say they are Democrats -- are not that fond of the Electoral College. Neither are many of the Democratic candidates for president. >> Read more trending news  With just over 14 months until the 2020 presidential election, a movement to change the way electoral votes are awarded and who will be elected president has gained some steam. The National Popular Vote Compact (NPV), which has its roots in the most contested presidential election in U.S. history, sets in state law a policy that awards all a state’s electoral votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote. Under the Electoral College system used today, 48 states have a “winner-take-all” system that awards all the state’s electoral votes to the person who gets a majority of votes in that state. The Electoral College does not take into consideration that national popular vote. Sixteen states, along with the District of Columbia, have passed the NPV agreement. They are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Rhode Island. While legislation has been passed in the 16 states and the District of Columbia, the agreement would not go into effect until states with a collective 270 electoral votes — the number needed to win the presidency — agree to join. Currently, the District of Columbia and the 16 states in the agreement hold a combined total of 196 electoral votes, meaning the pact would need enough new state members to get 74 electoral votes.Supporters say the system would give the person who got the most votes country-wide the presidency he or she deserves. Opponents say states would be forced to hand over electoral votes to a candidate who did not win that state. For instance, in the 2016 election, a state such as Florida, in which President Donald Trump earned more votes, would have had to pledge its 29 electoral votes to Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, who won the national popular vote in the 2016 election. The Electoral College of today was established by the Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution which replaced the method for electing the president and vice president provided in Article II, Section 1, Clause 3. Under the system, when voters cast a ballot for president, they are actually choosing members of the Electoral College, called electors, who are pledged to that presidential candidate. Following the election for president, electors then meet to choose the president. Electors almost always vote for their state’s popular vote winner, and some states have laws requiring them to do so. However, electors are not bound by federal law to vote for a specific candidate – for instance, the one who won the popular vote in their state. In 29 states and the District of Columbia, electors are bound by state law or by a pledge they sign to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote of the state they represent. Five men have won the presidency in the Electoral College while not winning the country’s popular vote: John Quincy Adams in 1824, Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876, Benjamin Harrison in 1888, George W. Bush in 2000 and Donald Trump in 2016. The National Popular Vote campaign goes back to Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore's loss to Bush in 2000, according to The Associated Press. Gore won the popular vote but lost the election over a vote count in Florida.

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