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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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