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US denounces planned separatist voting in Ukraine

4 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is denouncing plans by some Ukrainian separatists to hold elections Sunday in the eastern region of the country. It's urging Russia to condemn what U.S. officials call an illegitimate vote this weekend. (...)
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Biden concerned by tension between Cyprus, Turkey

5 hours 18 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has telephoned the president of Cyprus to express concern over renewed tension with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. (...)
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Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

5 hours 18 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were mostly treats at the White House this Halloween. (...)
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Early votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits?

5 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake. (...)
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Mostly treats, no tricks at White House Halloween

5 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were mostly treats at the White House this Halloween. (...)
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Georgia, North Carolina midterms: Race matters

6 hours 22 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) — With Republicans confident of reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats are looking to black voters in two southern states to help preserve their majority. (...)
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Former Fla. Congressman has drug record expunged

6 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Congressman Trey Radel, who resigned in January after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, has had his record expunged. (...)
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Baker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong

6 hours 39 min ago
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — After a tight campaign, could the race for Massachusetts governor come down to a fish story? (...)
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Medicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling

6 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's health care law five years ago. (...)
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Early votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits?

6 hours 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake. (...)
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Medicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling

7 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is asking for public comment on whether it should pay doctors for counseling patients about their options for end-of-life care. (...)
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Early votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits?

7 hours 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake. (...)
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Baker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong

7 hours 42 min ago
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Friday that Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer "legitimate questions" about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful fisherman. (...)
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Baker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong

8 hours 25 min ago
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker insists his emotional account of a New Bedford fisherman who regretted forcing his sons into the struggling industry was a true story, though he acknowledges that he got some of the details wrong. (...)
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US blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker

8 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Friday blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms. (...)
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Pentagon gives defense civilians options on Ebola

8 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says its civilian employees who return from Ebola response missions in West Africa will not be required to undergo the same 21-day quarantine-like monitoring that is required of most returning U.S. military members. (...)
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Democrats in tight New England governor races

8 hours 58 min ago
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds. (...)
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Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

9 hours 24 min ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal." (...)
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Democrats in tight New England governor races

9 hours 31 min ago
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds. (...)
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Fish tale focus of Massachusetts governor campaign

10 hours 26 min ago
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer "legitimate questions" about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful fisherman. (...)
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