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  • POLITICS

    Parties jockeying for early vote in Iowa, Florida

    More than 2.3 million Americans already have cast ballots for the November midterm elections, with both Republicans and Democrats saying the early votes are helping sway the election their way.

  • POLITICS

    Ebola: Providing time to fight the virus

    People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected...

  • POLITICS

    Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs

    Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday.

  • BUSINESS - NATION / WORLD

    GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

    While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away.

  • POLITICS

    Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.

  • POLITICS

    Prosecutor: No sex harassment charges for DeMaio

    Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and said they were not charging the former aide with breaking into DeMaio's office.

  • POLITICS

    Kansas governor, challenger discuss gay marriage

    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vowed Monday to defend Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage, while Democratic challenger Paul Davis said during a debate Monday that there's nothing either of them can do at this point because the matter is in the hands of the courts.

  • POLITICS

    Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back

    People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected...

  • POLITICS

    Oregon governor candidates meet in final debate

    In their sixth and final debate, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, repeatedly using the word "corruption" in connection with a consulting business operated by Kitzhaber's fiancee.

  • POLITICS

    Eastern Kentucky's struggles fuel Senate battle

    Joe Bart Watts was mining coal 3 miles in a mountain when his house burned down last summer. Over the next year, Harlan Cumberland Coal cut his hours, laid off 200 workers and he had to move in with his mother.

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