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AP Top Political News At 5 a.m. EDT

Security breached: Intruder gets into White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended....

Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago....

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials....

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....

Biden: Young men need to stand against violence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouraging them to stand against the crime on college campuses....

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....

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
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....

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Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war

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CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

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

Obama, Clinton urge women to back Democrats

No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists