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Group predicts larger Hispanic voter turnout

Group predicts larger Hispanic voter turnout

Nearly 1 out of every 7 ballots will be cast by Latinos, it estimates.

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Health care a primary battlefield in Congressional District 1

Health care a primary battlefield in Congressional District 1

Kirkpatrick says more people have coverage under Obamacare; Tobin says fewer.

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Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook waves to the crowd during an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Cook and seven others including University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban were inducted into the Alabama Acad…

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Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook waves to the crowd before he is honored by the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Alabama state Capitol Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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Apple CEO’s visible coming-out could help alter attitudes

Apple CEO’s visible coming-out could help alter attitudes

Tim Cook becomes the first openly gay CEO in the Fortune 1,000.

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Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

FILE - Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook laughs with a group before an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol in this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo taken in Montgomery, Ala. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, and published Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 Cook s…

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Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case

Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case

Alstory Simon leaves the Jacksonville Correction Center in Illinois as a free man Thursday. Simon’s confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental in the campaign to end capital punishment in Illinois.

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Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case

Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case

CHICAGO — A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental to ending capital punishment in Illinois was released Thursday after he recanted, and a prosecutor said there was powerful evidence that the other man was responsible.

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Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

WASHINGTON — The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely.

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New on DVD

New on DVD

 "Wish I Was Here" is now on DVD. Also out: "Life of Crime" 

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Forensics inspect the scene where Moatez Higazi was shot on the roof of his house in east Jerusalem Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked sto…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli border police after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clas…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

This photo made on Nov. 10, 2013 shows a hard-line Jewish activist Yehuda Glick walking in a street in Jerusalem. Late Wednesday, a gunman on a motorcycle shot and wounded Glick outside a conference promoting Jewish access to the site known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble San…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Relatives comfort each other after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Palestinian Moatez Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone t…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli border police after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clash…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Cars are set on fire as Palestinians clash with Israeli border police after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi, who was suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked …

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israeli border policemen arrest the brother and father, right, of Palestinian Moatez Higazi after he was shot in east Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly spark…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

JERUSALEM — Israel closed all access to Jerusalem’s most sensitive religious site Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions after the attempted assassination of a prominent Jewish religious activist and the killing of his suspected Palestinian assailant by police.

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

PORTLAND, Ore. — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon’s assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by TheBrittanyFund.org, Brittany Maynard and her husband Dan Diaz pose at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advanced brain c…

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