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For Biden, silver lining if Senate fight is a draw

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:19am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is crossing his fingers that Republicans won't come close to capturing the six Senate seats they need to seize the majority in next week's election. But for Vice President Joe Biden, there's a silver lining if Republicans fall just short. (...)
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Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says it's clear that there's a need for "wholesale change" in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. (...)
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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) — All American troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa will be placed in supervised isolation for 21 days, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. He called it a "safety valve" sought by military members' families. (...)
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9 first-time Latino candidates run for Congress

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — First-time congressional candidate Norma Torres tells people in her Los Angeles-area district that there is no more critical time to vote than now, even as she acknowledges "great disillusion" may cause many Hispanics to sit out Election Day. (...)
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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) — All American troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa will be placed in supervised isolation for 21 days, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. He called it a "safety value" sought by military members' families. (...)
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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:27am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. (...)
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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:46am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. (...)
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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. (...)
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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. (...)
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Hagel: US troops returning from Ebola missions to be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hagel: US troops returning from Ebola missions to be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. (...)
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Analysts: Al-Qaida still offers olive branch to IS

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:22pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida is using U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group, saying the two should stop feuding and join forces to attack Western targets — a reunification that intelligence analysts say would allow al-Qaida to capitalize on the younger group's ruthless advance across the region. (...)
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Giffords struggling to make guns a midterm issue

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:13pm
SEATTLE (AP) — She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth. (...)
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The tiebreaker: Biden's new role if Senate splits

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the stuff of a campaign manager's dream: The sitting vice president, in the midst of his own run for president, dashes across Pennsylvania Avenue and bursts into the Senate to cast the deciding vote on make-or-break legislation, saving the day for his party while C-SPAN cameras capture the moment. (...)
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Analysts: Al-Qaida still offers olive branch to IS

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida is using U.S. airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group, saying the two should stop feuding and join forces to attack Western targets — a reunification that intelligence analysts say would allow al-Qaida to capitalize on the younger group's ruthless advance across the region. (...)
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Defense says FBI posed as tech repairmen in ruse

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents turned off Internet access to three luxury villas at a Las Vegas hotel then impersonated repair technicians to surreptitiously get inside and collect evidence in an investigation of online sports betting, according to defense lawyers challenging the practice. (...)
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White House says it has addressed computer threat

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it has taken steps to address suspicious activity detected on its unclassified computer network. (...)
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Upset primary winner over Eric Cantor in debate

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:50pm
ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Republican Dave Brat, who toppled then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a June primary, cast himself as a future check on President Barack Obama's policies as he debated a Democratic rival Tuesday at the Virginia college where both candidates teach. (...)
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Upset primary winner over Eric Cantor in debate

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:41pm
ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Republican Dave Brat, who toppled then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a June primary, cast himself as a future check on President Barack Obama's policies as he debated a Democratic rival Tuesday at the Virginia college where both candidates teach. (...)
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Obama rallies for Dem seeking to oust Scott Walker

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:13pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rallying the party faithful, President Barack Obama cast Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday as an outdated Republican holding back Wisconsin's economy as he launched a final, weeklong campaign push for Democrats. (...)
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Report: Official quits over prostitution incident

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:04pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigator who led the Homeland Security Department's internal review of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents on assignment in Colombia in 2012 has himself resigned over an incident involving a prostitute in Florida, The New York Times reported. (...)
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