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Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton is telling Democrats in Milwaukee that choosing the next governor of Wisconsin “should not be a hard choice.” Clinton campaigned Friday for Mary Burke, who is in a tight race with Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Clinton says the job of the governor is to create jobs and get […]

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Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) – Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle after it was locked down amid reports of a shooting. The Marysville School District said in a statement that “Marysville Pilchuck High School is currently in lock down due to an emergency situation. Police and emergency services have responded.” The district […]

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Judge to decide on sports betting in New Jersey

Judge to decide on sports betting in New Jersey

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A federal judge is deciding whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. Judge Michael Shipp is scheduled to announce his decision at 4:30 p.m. Friday in a Trenton courtroom. The leagues have asked […]

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Republicans question federal response on Ebola

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Some members of Congress say the new Ebola infection in New York City is exposing flaws in the system and raising new concerns. At a House hearing today, they criticized the federal response to Ebola, and questioned the credibility of top officials. Republican John Mica of Florida said the system is “not […]

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Newly released Dallas nurse meets with Obama

Newly released Dallas nurse meets with Obama

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – She began the day in a hospital room in suburban Washington — but now, Nina Pham has been released, in time for an afternoon meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama. She’s a nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient who died from the disease in Dallas. […]

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Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue smashed

Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue smashed

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over a Ten Commandments monument that a group has been suing to have removed, smashing it to pieces. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. George Brown says the person drove into the monument on the statehouse steps Thursday night, abandoned the vehicle […]

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Some New Yorkers showing fears of Ebola

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Officials in New York City are trying to tamp down fears of Ebola, after a doctor was diagnosed with the disease. But some New Yorkers aren’t taking any chances. A group of teenage girls riding the L subway train this morning passed around a bottle of hand sanitizer. They said they […]

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Flight 93 fire losses included photos, other items

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – An inventory of items lost from a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters includes hundreds of original photographs and items found at the crash site that were linked to the passengers and crew. The National Park Service said Friday its team of museum experts and archaeologists determined 334 photos […]

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Senate Democrats borrow $10M as races tighten

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats’ campaign arm is borrowing $10 million for a last-minute boost to their fundraising as officials see their majority increasingly in peril. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Friday said it also received $1.5 million from the Democratic National Committee and $6.5 million from donors between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15. […]

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Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola

Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The National Institutes of Health says in a statement that Nina Pham is being released Friday from its hospital near Washington. NIH spokesman John Burklow says Pham will make a brief statement […]

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