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Family of abused boy wants GOP ad pulled

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:28am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death spurred a closer look at Minnesota's child protection services is demanding the removal of a Republican television ad that uses her grandson's case to criticize Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. (...)
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GOP's Senate arm collects $10M in 2 weeks

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans' campaign arm picked up $10.1 million during the first two weeks of October and has spent has spent roughly $35.5 million since Sept. 1, according to fundraising summaries released Thursday. (...)
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Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:08am
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 medical 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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White House fence jumper charged with assault

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:07am
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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Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators say they will soon introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits. (...)
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'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:54am
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate. (...)
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White House fence jumper charged with assault

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:19am
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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'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:04am
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate. (...)
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US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. (...)
Categories: Politics