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AP Top Political News At 7:10 a.m. EDT

New question in Texas: Can Davis survive defeat?
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) -- Wendy Davis once stirred excitement among Democrats nationwide, but her quest to be the next Texas governor now appears to face insurmountable odds....

Report says 60,000 veterans get triple benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional auditors report....

As election closes in, Obama on center stage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Clashing views from the White House and Republicans about the nation's trajectory are closing out the final week before Election Day....

Once sleepy campaign issue, education gains clout
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Middle school art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking strangers to help her oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office....

Alaska mine project splits major state industries
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A potential copper and gold mine at the headwaters of one of the world's richest salmon runs is both an environmentalist rallying cry and a potent issue in development-happy Alaska that could help Democratic Sen. Mark Begich survive a strong re-election challenge....

Medicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's health care law five years ago....

Georgia, North Carolina midterms: Race matters
ATLANTA (AP) -- With Republicans confident of reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats are looking to black voters in two southern states to help preserve their majority....

Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office
CHICAGO (AP) -- At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet....

Military service members complain about sex survey
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some in the U.S. military are complaining about a sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete....

Mostly treats at White House for Halloween
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There were mostly treats at the White House this Halloween....

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Report says 60,000 veterans get triple benefits

Alaska mine project splits major state industries

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New question in Texas: Can Davis survive defeat?

As election closes in, Obama on center stage

Once sleepy campaign issue, education gains clout