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In House bid, 'kissing congressman' admits mistake

MONROE, La. — Republican Rep. Vance McAllister is trying to make up with Louisiana voters for getting too close to a married former employee.

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Secretary of state files complaint over mailers

Secretary of state files complaint over mailers

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch has filed a complaint alleging election mailers sent as part of a research project violated four state laws.

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Secretary of state files complaint over mailers

Secretary of state files complaint over mailers

Montana Secretary Of State Linda McCulloch holds up a mailer she says may have violated the law by appearing to come from the state, at a news conference in Helena, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The mailers are part of a Stanford University and Dartmouth College political science research project…

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Secretary of state files complaint over mailers

Secretary of state files complaint over mailers

Montana officials said Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, that they are investigating whether mailers like the one shown violated laws by appearing to come from the state. The mailers are part of a Stanford University and Dartmouth College political science research project, and they rate how liberal …

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

In this photo made in Oct. 22, 2014, Evelina Martirosyan stands above Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution that toppled a despised pr…

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

In this photo taken Oct. 22, 2014, Evelina Martirosyan stands above the Independent Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution that toppled a despised p…

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Street workers remove a pre-election poster in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, on the last official day of political campaigning, ahead of the parliamentary election on Sunday. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Street workers remove a pre-election poster in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, on the last official day of political campaigning, ahead of the parliamentary election on Sunday. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

A woman sits as she distributes flyers of candidates for the parliamentary elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Ukraine's parliament is something halfway between a wrestling pit and a shady backroom for hatching deals. Optimists believe Sunday's elections will change all that…

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Ukraine's election being met with disillusionment

Ukraine's election being met with disillusionment

KIEV, Ukraine — Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine’s history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic …

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Street workers remove a pre-election poster in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, on the last official day of political campaigning, ahead of the parliamentary election on Sunday. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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Brownback unveils Urban Opportunity Zone plan

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Gov. Sam Brownback has unveiled a new program intended to bring new economic development to financially struggling metropolitan areas in Kansas.

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Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A conservative group has spent an estimated $670,000 so far on TV ads encouraging Missouri voters to back a proposed constitutional amendment limiting the governor's budget-cutting powers.

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Will: In Kentucky, a constitutional moment

Will: In Kentucky, a constitutional moment

Beneath McConnell's chilly exterior burns indignation about the degradation of the Senate.

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California malpractice cap generates big spending

California malpractice cap generates big spending

Bob Pack’s children, Troy, 10 and Alana, 7, were killed when a prescription-drug-abusing woman drove into them. A limit on malpractice awards discouraged him from suing doctors.

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California malpractice cap generates big spending

California malpractice cap generates big spending

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bob Pack wanted to go after HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.

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GOP candidate's mailer attacks Grijalva for being pro-choice

GOP candidate's mailer attacks Grijalva for being pro-choice

Saucedo Mercer has tried to make abortion and religion a top issue.

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Lessons from Monica Lewinsky: Patient Zero

Lessons from Monica Lewinsky: Patient Zero

Teenagers victimized by cyberbullies can find hope in Lewinsky's survival.

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Romney coming to $1000/ticket fundraiser in Tucson

Romney coming to $1000/ticket fundraiser in Tucson

Donate $1,000 to Martha and Andy, and have breakfast with Mitt.

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Liberal group attacks GOP Congressional candidate Andy Tobin

Liberal group attacks GOP Congressional candidate Andy Tobin

A liberal group that has been supporting Democrat Ruben Gallego in his run for Congress in Arizona's District 7 is now turning its attention to attacking Republican Andy Tobin in Arizona's District 1.

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