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Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:41am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide to receive a share of more than $352 million in grants and loans for upgrades to rural water and wastewater systems. (...)
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Palin backs independent for Alaska governor

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:38am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin has snubbed her former lieutenant governor in his bid for re-election, supporting an independent candidate after Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell dismantled the increased oil taxes that were a signature part of her time as governor. (...)
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Obama fundraises for Dems at Sen. Rockefeller home

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is raising money for Democrats at the sprawling Washington home of West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller. (...)
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'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:38am
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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Lawmakers seek to end benefits to former Nazis

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits will be introduced soon, members of Congress announced Thursday, the latest response to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to former Nazis who were forced out of the United States. (...)
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White House fence jumper held without bond

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. (...)
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Races for governor carry 2016 implications

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year's governor races. (...)
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Family of abused boy gets GOP to change attack ad

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:33am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Republican Party scrambled Thursday to revise a television ad that accuses Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton of incompetence after the grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death was highlighted in the spot complained it was inappropriate. (...)
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White House fence jumper held without bond

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. (...)
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Party committees spending $3M each day on House

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties' House campaign arms spent almost $51 million in the first two weeks of October — or an average of almost $3.4 million every day — according to campaign finance summaries released Thursday. (...)
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Cassidy has many opponents in Louisiana Senate bid

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:52am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Mary Landrieu is the last Democrat to hold statewide office in Louisiana, a state that Mitt Romney won easily in 2012 and where President Barack Obama remains highly unpopular. (...)
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