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Pot advocates look to young voters to help make Oregon, Alaska latest states to legalize weed
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink....

Maine, Kansas independents could swing Senate control to either party under some scenarios
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate....

Obama's next campaign stop? Maine for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is heading to Maine to rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week's midterm elections after months of sitting on the sidelines because of his low approval ratings and unpopularity in some states....

Pot advocates look to young voters to help make Oregon, Alaska latest states to legalize weed
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink....

Ebola spurs debate on quarantines; experts say they are used rarely, question their efficacy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S....

Democratic districts win greater share of transportation grants despite GOP's House majority
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just two months before next week's midterm elections, the Obama administration in September awarded the biggest share of almost $600 million in economic stimulus-based transportation grants to projects in districts with a Democratic congressman even though Republicans represent 34 more House districts across the country, an Associated Press analysis has found....

Blue states no longer so friendly for Dems as election nears; rush is on to save incumbents
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections....

Government sets 'gainful employment' rule for-profit colleges whose grads don't earn enough
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government....

Video gives details of FBI ruse to shut off Internet, impersonate repairmen in gambling case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked into a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling bust....

Alaska residents targeted by group listing voting histories of recipients and acquaintances
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Scores of Alaskans have complained about receiving emails and letters to find their voting histories and those of their acquaintances sent by an elusive group calling itself the Alaska State Voter Program....

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Video gives details of FBI ruse to shut off Internet, impersonate repairmen in gambling case

Government sets 'gainful employment' rule for-profit colleges whose grads don't earn enough

Roster of largest TIGER grants, by congressional district

Pot advocates look to young voters to help make Oregon, Alaska latest states to legalize weed

Candidates shift toward more nuanced positions to attract independent voters

Ethics panel to extend investigation of Georgia congressman's hiring of campaign consultant

Jeb Bush swipes at Hillary Clinton in Colorado in possible preview of 2016 presidential race

Blue states no longer so friendly for Dems as election nears; rush is on to save incumbents

Independent candidate Cutler says he's staying in Maine governor's race despite pressure


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