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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenge…

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Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout b…

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Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan …

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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President …

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Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by dr…

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Sullivan wins GOP US Senate primary in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska.

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Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan wins GOP nomination for US Senate in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan wins GOP nomination for US Senate in Alaska.

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Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few…

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Bus rental spat comes as Senate candidates meet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a…

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Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.

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Senate control could rest with well-funded women

Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayo…

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Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have b…

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Rescued dogs from Miss. head north for adoption

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is bringing dozens of rescued dogs from Mississippi to its headquarters near …

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Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling hi…

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No-fly list rules get changes

No-fly list rules get changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected te…

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Booking photo of Texas Gov. Perry released

Booking photo of Texas Gov. Perry released

AUSTIN, Texas  — Texas Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters o…

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Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation in…

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Bloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate

NEW YORK (AP) — American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York…

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Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for…

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Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

PHOENIX (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shoc…

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Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling hi…

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Bridge over Anacostia to close for several hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials in Washington are closing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River for sever…

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US officials: Video shows American's beheading

US officials: Video shows American's beheading

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said…

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Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhatta…

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American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went t…

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