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Fence jumper at White House sparks evacuation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped over the fence and ran toward the executive mansion, ... Full Story

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  • Fence jumper at White House sparks evacuation
    Fence jumper at White House sparks evacuation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped over the fence and ran toward the executive mansion, minutes after President Barack Obama had departed.

  • No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists
    No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a political rule of thumb that the public often rallies behind the president when the country faces peril from abroad. Sometimes, that can help candidates from his party in the next election.

  • AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and formerU.

  • Some Kansas ballots to have no Democrat for Senate
    Some Kansas ballots to have no Democrat for Senate

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will send voters living overseas a ballot for the November election with no Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly-contested in the nation.

  • Kobach to add disclaimer to Kansas Senate ballots

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says about 500 voters living overseas will be told they may have to re-vote in the U.S. Senate race after ballots are mailed to them Saturday.

  • Army opens Ranger school to women

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.

  • Obama, Clinton urge women to back Democrats
    Obama, Clinton urge women to back Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into President Barack Obama's final midterm election in the White House, Democrats on Friday sought to energize female voters, pointing to women as key to the party's future.

  • DNC raises $7M in August, has $11M banked

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee raised $7.4 million last month but still owes vendors almost $2 million, according to financial reports filed Friday.

  • General: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population.

  • Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels
    Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

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