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Louisiana and Georgia runoffs, Alaska vote count, could leave Senate control unclear for weeks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?...

5 things to know about why the Nov. 4 election may not decide which party controls the Senate
Election Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why?...

US official says Secret Service considering security checkpoints around White House
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Sunday....

Relatives: Veteran accused of sneaking into White House needs help, wouldn't have hurt anyone
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) -- An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday....

Police departments cited for civil rights violations can still get surplus military weapons
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry....

Joint Chiefs chairman: Arab nations need direct role in fight against Islamic State group
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday....

UN Ambassador Samantha Power: Other nations ready to join Islamic State group fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants....

World carbon pollution up by nearly 800 million tons in 2013, mostly from China, US, India
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases....

White House applauds Afghanistan power-share agreement that ends drawn out election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates....

News Guide: RNC again tops DNC; Democrats' House and Senate committees best GOP rivals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The political parties, their campaign committees and some of their super PACs faced a Saturday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in August. Highlights from the filings:...

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US official says Secret Service considering security checkpoints around White House

Police departments cited for civil rights violations can still get surplus military weapons

Relatives: Veteran accused of sneaking into White House needs help, wouldn't have hurt anyone

Texas Gov. Perry alludes to Joan Rivers' death while defending blocked abortion clinic law

UN Ambassador Samantha Power: Other nations ready to join Islamic State group fight

Spies stand down: US stops spying on friendly governments in W. Europe in wake of revelations

News Guide: RNC again tops DNC; Democrats' House and Senate committees best GOP rivals

DCCC again outraises, outspends NRCC in August; House committees have $100M ready to spend

RNC reports raising $10M in August, bests DNC


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