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US increases security, though no threats cited
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S....
10/22/2014 06:01:08pm
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White House says immigration plans not final yet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years....
10/22/2014 03:43:34pm
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Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell....
10/22/2014 09:43:44pm
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US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
ATLANTA (AP) -- All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country....
10/22/2014 08:16:19pm
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'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days
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....
10/23/2014 01:39:31am
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TV runner-up Aiken seeks win in NC House race
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....
10/23/2014 02:10:27am
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Man apprehended after jumping White House fence
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....
10/23/2014 12:22:18am
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Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus....
10/22/2014 07:32:08pm
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AP-GfK Poll: Public wants tighter Ebola screening
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans overwhelmingly want tougher screening for Ebola, according to a poll released as federal health authorities took new steps to do just that....
10/22/2014 04:19:34pm
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Poems, but few ads -- Pressler seeks Senate return
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- For the homestretch of a suddenly competitive four-way Senate race here - one that could tip control of the Senate - former Sen. Larry Pressler is bringing in the best surrogate he can imagine: a 78-year-old retired FBI agent....
10/22/2014 04:55:00pm
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