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  • POLITICS

    'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

    Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making a dispute over his role in outsourcing jobs the hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

  • POLITICS

    TV runner-up Aiken seeks win in NC House race

    Eleven years after becoming a national TV sensation, Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd in central North Carolina. In an hour he could only get a block or so down the street during an old textile town's fall festival while fans stopped to talk and take pictures.

  • POLITICS

    US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

    All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

  • POLITICS

    US increases security, though no threats cited

    The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S.

  • POLITICS

    AP-GfK Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola

    Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • POLITICS

    HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

    HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year.

  • POLITICS

    White House says immigration plans not final yet

    The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards...

  • POLITICS

    3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings

    The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.

  • BUSINESS - NATION / WORLD

    Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

    Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

  • POLITICS

    Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    A 23-year-old Maryland man is in custody after he climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

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