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House Democrats on defense in Nevada
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National Democrats are buying ad time to protect a suddenly vulnerable, first-term Nevada congressman as a handful of House races turn more competitive within days of midterm elections....

Cornyn, Democrat Alameel meet in only debate
DALLAS (AP) -- Problems with the nation's immigration system dominated a debate Friday between U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic challenger David Alameel....

Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) -- Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate....

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,...

Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies at 87
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87....

FCC: Phone companies posted private info online
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two phone companies - TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. - unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said Friday they plan to fine the companies....

Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation - Mali - renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order....

Hillary Clinton rallies women in New England
BOSTON (AP) -- Facing an anxious electorate, Democrats are turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to drum up support among female voters as polls suggest her party could be losing ground among women heading into next month's elections....

Ex-FARC commander sentenced to 27 years in prison
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the three men he once held hostage looked on, a former commander of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was sentenced on Friday to 27 years in a federal prison for their mistreatment during five years of captivity....

Kentucky Senate candidates spar over new ads
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The campaign for Democratic senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes challenged a new ad from Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell that boasted his support among women, contending it featured a woman who is registered to vote in Pennsylvania....

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