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  1. Obama gives Ebola survivor Nina Pham a bear hug at the White House
    Olivier Knox

    Obama gives Ebola survivor Nina Pham a bear hug at the White House

  2. On Politics: The silliest emails of the week
    Matt Bai

    On Politics: The silliest emails of the week

  3. Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads
    Jon Ward

    Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads

  4. Smuggled oil, sex slaves, kidnappings, crime: Inside the Islamic State’s million-dollar money stream
    Olivier Knox

    Smuggled oil, sex slaves, kidnappings, crime: Inside the Islamic State’s million-dollar money stream

  5. New data shows just how liberal Silicon Valley donors are
    Jon Ward

    New data shows just how liberal Silicon Valley donors are

  6. Can this man save California's GOP?
    Andrew Romano

    Can this man save California's GOP?

  7. On the back of a Harley, John Walsh reflects on what could have been
    Chris Moody

    On the back of a Harley, John Walsh reflects on what could have been

  8. Obama annoyed by weak Ebola response from France, Italy and others
    Olivier Knox

    Obama annoyed by weak Ebola response from France, Italy and others

  9. Obama taps former Biden aide Ron Klain as ‘Ebola czar’
    Olivier Knox

    Obama taps former Biden aide Ron Klain as ‘Ebola czar’

  10. Is Iowa's Joni Ernst a pragmatist or a partisan? The Senate's balance of power could hinge on the answer
    Iowa

    Is Iowa's Joni Ernst a pragmatist or a partisan? The Senate's balance of power could hinge on the answer

  • How a surge in Puerto Rican voters is changing Florida politics

    The road to political victory in Florida is not just a metaphor, it's a place: Interstate 4, the busy highway that cuts across the vote-heavy heart of the state from Tampa to Daytona Beach. And the I-4 corridor, as it's called, now runs through a swing-vote region undergoing significant demographic…

    Yahoo News
  • Ann Romney: If Mitt had been elected president, ‘I do not believe there would have been an invasion in Ukraine’

    Ann Romney says Russia wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine had her husband Mitt been elected president. In a clear shot at the Obama administration, Romney told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, “I do not believe there would have been an invasion, of course, in Ukraine. I believe Putin…

    Yahoo News
  • Florida governor's race a dead heat, poll shows

    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott and his challenger for re-election, former Governor Charlie Crist, are locked in a dead heat in their race to run the nation's largest swing state, poll results released on Wednesday show. The Quinnipiac University Poll…

    Reuters
  • Oklahoma judge allows law banning abortion pills to take effect

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public health policy that could put women at risk.…

    Reuters
  • Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal. Kerry said in a statement that Hart, 77, who…

    Reuters
  • Corruption charges against Alabama House speaker 'gutter politics': Congressman

    By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A prominent supporter of Alabama state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican indicted on 23 felony counts of corruption, condemned the charges against him on Tuesday as "Chicago-style gutter politics." Hubbard, a powerful figure in Alabama…

    Reuters
  • Canada’s Top Cop Wants More Terror Arrests, But Needs Evidence

    RCMP Commissioner Says No Arrests Imminent After Parliament Shooting, But He’d Rather They Were

    ABC News
  • Afghan Opium Trade Thriving Despite - or With Help of - US $7 Billion Effort

    Despite American Efforts, Afghanistan's Opium Trade Is Booming

    ABC News
  • American Jeffrey Fowle Released From North Korea and Flies Home on US Jet

    Jeffrey Fowle Was Arrested for Leaving Bible in North Korean Nightclub

    ABC News
  • Today in History

    Today is Sunday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2014. There are 66 days left in the year.

    Associated Press
  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

    Associated Press
  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.

    Associated Press
  • Hillary Clinton rallies NC Democrats for Sen Hagan

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Carolina Democrats on Saturday to work to re-elect Sen. Kay Hagan, stumping for the incumbent in a race that will help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

    Associated Press
  • Clashes in Jerusalem, flashpoint Palestinian funeral delayed

    Israeli police clashed with Palestinians across east Jerusalem Saturday ahead of a potentially explosive funeral that was delayed for a day and tight security conditions imposed. Relatives of Abdelrahman Shaludi, the Palestinian driver who ploughed into a Jerusalem crowd on Wednesday, killing an…

    AFP19 mins ago
  • India chooses Israel over US for $525 mln missile deal

    India has chosen to buy anti-tank guided missiles from Israel, rejecting a rival US offer, as the right-wing government clears projects worth $13.1 billion to modernise its ageing military, official sources said on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will buy 8,356 Spike missiles and…

    AFP
  • Fed to enter new 'normal' with expected QE stimulus end

    The US Federal Reserve is likely to make a final push into the post-crisis era this week with a decision to finally wind up its six-year-old economic stimulus operations. A few worrisome clouds over the global economy might be expected to give Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Federal Open Market Committee…

    AFP
  • Tight security for 'defining' Tunisia vote

    Tunisians were voting Sunday in an election seen as pivotal to establishing democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings, with security forces deploying heavily to avert extremist attacks. When polls opened at 7 am (0600 GMT), dozens of voters were already queueing outside one polling…

    AFP
  • Republicans poised to snatch US Senate in mid-terms

    Republicans appear increasingly likely to win back the US Senate in November 4 mid-term elections, a move that would heap misery on President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. The more conservative of the main American parties already controls the House of Representatives, and no one…

    AFP