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Kobach reverses course on Kansas Senate ballots

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:14am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has directed county election officials to start mailing ballots to voters overseas Saturday without having a Democratic nominee listed for the U.S. Senate. (...)
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A look at the charges in Rowland case

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:14am
Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland was convicted Friday of all seven charges against him at his federal trial in New Haven. The charges: (...)
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Kansas elections official reverses course, ballots will go out without Democrat in Senate race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:13am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas elections official reverses course, ballots will go out without Democrat in Senate race. (...)
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General: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. (...)
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Army opens Ranger school to women

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs. (...)
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General: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. (...)
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No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a political rule of thumb that the public often rallies behind the president when the country faces peril from abroad. Sometimes, that can help candidates from his party in the next election. (...)
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Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:13am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns. (...)
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Clinton, Biden urge women to back Democrats

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The upcoming fall elections would offer a clear choice for female voters on economic issues, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday, pointing to Democratic women as the key to the party's future prospects. (...)
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Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Friday. (...)
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FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. (...)
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Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouraging them to stand against the crime on college campuses. (...)
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Army opens Ranger school to women

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school. (...)
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Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State group. (...)
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Army Chief: US must avoid civilian deaths in Iraq

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Army officer says it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. (...)
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Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouraging them to stand against the crime on college campuses. (...)
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FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Friday it will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business. (...)
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Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says it is time for young men to "stand up" against domestic violence. (...)
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Burke fires consultant over jobs plan copying

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:40am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor has fired a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from plans by other Democrats. (...)
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Obama welcomes result of Scottish referendum

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he welcomes Scotland's decision to stay part of the United Kingdom. (...)
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