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Will: Headwinds for a practicing capitalist in Georgia

Will: Headwinds for a practicing capitalist in Georgia

Georgia's Nunn recycles ads Perdue's Republican rivals began in the primary.

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Q&A: Did the Fed's $4 trillion experiment work?

Q&A: Did the Fed's $4 trillion experiment work?

The Federal Reserve announced the end of its economic stimulus Wednesday.

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The most brazen attempt at voter suppression yet

Officials have a master list of 6.9 million suspected "potential double voters."

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IS publicly kills dozens of Sunni men who resisted

BAGHDAD — Islamic State gunmen on Wednesday publicly killed dozens of men belonging to a resistant Sunni tribe, witnesses said, in another chilling message to authorities seeking to galvanize opposition to the militants.

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Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department.

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Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), speaking at a Houston church on Oct. 16, addressed a dispute that five pastors had with Houston city attorneys. The city was demanding they turn over copies of any sermons they delivered relating to Houston’s equal-rights ordinance. 

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Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

HOUSTON — Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

A Ebola health worker removes rubbish including plastic bottles from the Island Clinic Treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a real trend, the World Health Organization said Wed…

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at an event with American health care workers fighting the Ebola virus, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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New York, New Jersey look back 2 years after Sandy

New York, New Jersey look back 2 years after Sandy

BELMAR, N.J. — The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in a region where recovery is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt but many people still unable to return to their homes.

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return from West Africa.

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Video shows FBI impersonating repairmen in ruse

Video shows FBI impersonating repairmen in ruse

Agents infiltrate a major gambling ring, but was the search legal?

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Video shows FBI impersonating repairmen in ruse

Video shows FBI impersonating repairmen in ruse

Paul Phua, left, and his son Darren, background, shown with their attorney before arraigment on Aug. 5 in Las Vegas, face multiple charges in a multimillion-dollar betting scheme.

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Al-Qaida, Islamic State appear to be mending rift

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence analysts are closely watching al-Qaida’s overtures to the renegade Islamic State seeking to reunite and fight the West. While a full reconciliation is not on the horizon, there is evidence the two groups have curtailed their feud and are cooperating on the Syri…

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Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

A crowd gathers to watch rescue operation at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at the tea plantation, …

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Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

Sri Lankan men stand by their damaged house caused by mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at the tea plantation, killi…

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Hundreds feared killed by Sri Lanka mudslide

Hundreds feared killed by Sri Lanka mudslide

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers’ houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed.

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Q&A: Did the Fed's $4 trillion experiment work?

Q&A: Did the Fed's $4 trillion experiment work?

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2010 file photo, the interest rate decision of the Federal Reserve is broadcast on a television screen at the post of specialist Paul Cosentino, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Fed pledged to hold its key interest rate at a record low near zero for "an…

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Lift the ban on crude oil exports

Lift the ban on crude oil exports

U.S. drillers: more oil produced if they sold at higher international prices.

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