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AP Top Political News At 5:28 p.m. EDT

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see....

Kansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Greg Orman has had barely a month to introduce himself to Kansas voters since unusual events thrust him into a neck-and-neck competition with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Yet the independent candidate's schedule of public campaign appearances has usually ranged from slim to none....

Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday....

Obama pitches for votes on black radio
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person....

Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests....

De la Renta gave first ladies fashion, friendship
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For America's first ladies, Oscar de la Renta was more than just a skilled artist who helped give them a dose of confidence whenever they slipped into his dresses, beaded gowns and pantsuits. He was also a friend to some of them....

Brownback cites Wichita murder case in last debate
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Gov. Sam Brownback says his opponent, Democratic challenger Paul Davis, would appoint justices to the Kansas Supreme Court who are overly sympathetic to violent criminals....

Jewish group shifts view on Nazi benefit payments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An influential Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday it no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits....

'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine....

New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms....

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