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AP Top Political News At 5:43 p.m. EDT

Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate....

At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year....

Senate races: Democrats decry birth control plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul....

Senate ready to support Obama on rebel aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama's request to train Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants in the Middle East....

House veterans divided on Syria measure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state....

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor's urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists....

Intelligence director disputes allegations he lied
WASHINGTON (AP) -- James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, denied Thursday that he lied to Congress about government surveillance last year, and he rolled out a new national intelligence strategy that includes principles of ethics for intelligence officers....

US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months
PARIS (AP) -- Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday....

CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab....

Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate a future presidential campaign....

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