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  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies
    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

  • Investigators: Secret Service use 'problematic'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.

  • Rural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement
    Rural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement

    Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November
    AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.

  • Kansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar
    Kansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman has had barely a month to introduce himself to Kansas voters since unusual events thrust him into a neck-and-neck competition with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Yet the independent candidate's schedule of public campaign appearances has usually ranged fromslim to none.

  • Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday.

  • Michelle Obama rallies voters in Iowa, Minnesota
    Michelle Obama rallies voters in Iowa, Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband's rise to the presidency to help the party avoid a potentially bruising midterm election.

  • Obama pitches for votes on black radio
    Obama pitches for votes on black radio

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.

  • Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests.

  • Freed Vietnamese dissident travels to US: official
    Freed Vietnamese dissident travels to US: official

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department welcomed Tuesday the release of one of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents, as the U.S. urges the authoritarian government in Hanoi to improve its human rights record and smooth the way for stronger relations.

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  • Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion
    Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

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    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper inestigation.

  • N. America treated to partial solar eclipse Thurs.

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

  • Poland's Sikorski under fire over Russia interview
    Poland's Sikorski under fire over Russia interview

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    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's former Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski came under fire Tuesday from the prime minister and political opponents over a U.S. magazine interview in which he allegedly said Russia's president offered Poland the opportunity to jointly carve up Ukraine in 2008.

  • Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims
    Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims

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    PARIS (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, according to Russian investigators.

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