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US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department says Islamic State militants are earning about $1 million a day just from black market oil sales. (...)
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US: IS earns $1M a month in black market oil sales

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a month from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday. (...)
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Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:45am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (...)
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White House fence jumper charged with assault

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday. (...)
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House Dem campaign arm spends almost $2M daily

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats' campaign arm spent nearly $1.8 million a day on average during the first half of this month. (...)
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Noteworthy ballot measures in upcoming election

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:06pm
More than 140 ballot measures will be decided by voters in 42 states in the Nov. 4 general election. Among the noteworthy subjects being addressed: (...)
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Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:05pm
Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to recreational marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide. (...)
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Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups. (...)
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Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:04pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man is in custody after he climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. (...)
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TV runner-up Aiken seeks win in NC House race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:10pm
ERWIN, N.C. (AP) — Eleven years after becoming a national TV sensation, Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd in central North Carolina. In an hour he could only get a block or so down the street during an old textile town's fall festival while fans stopped to talk and take pictures. (...)
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'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:39pm
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making a dispute over his role in outsourcing jobs the hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate. (...)
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Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:22pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man was in custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. (...)
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NY governor hopefuls debate economy, leadership

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:06pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption Wednesday while two third-party candidates worked to get traction in the only scheduled debate in the governor's race. (...)
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NY governor hopefuls debate economy, leadership

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:00pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption during the only scheduled debate of the governor's race. (...)
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Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. (...)
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Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell. (...)
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