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  • Biden stumps in north Minnesota for Democrat Nolan

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    HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged Iron Range Democrats on Thursday to get out the vote for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, saying Republicans don't understand the needs of the middle class. "Get out the vote. We cannot afford to lose this race. It's important," Biden implored...

  • Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola

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    NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and recently returned to New York City has become the first person in the city to test positive for the virus and the fourth in the United States. A look at his recent timeline: Oct. 14: Dr. Craig Spencer leaves...

  • US Senate hopefuls debate EB-5, leadership

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    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Four candidates vying to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson fought over Washington gridlock, immigration reform, Social Security and the EB-5 Visa program in a debate Thursday. The discussion at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion was the penultimate...

  • Palin backs independent for Alaska governor

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin has snubbed her former lieutenant governor in his bid for re-election, supporting an independent candidate after Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell dismantled the increased oil taxes that were a signature part of her time as governor. Palin on Tuesday night...

  • CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first case, a doctor who had treated a patient with the disease in west Africa. The squads — likened to public health SWAT...

  • Asia stocks, US futures dented by NY Ebola case

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    Asian markets trimmed their gains Friday and U.S. stock futures fell after a doctor in New York who recently returned from West Africa tested positive for Ebola. KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones futures fell 0.4 percent to 16,541 and S&P 500 futures dropped 0.6 percent to 1,934.90. Hong...

  • China launches experimental moon orbiter

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    BEIJING (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have a Chinese spacecraft land...

  • Tests show child in Chicago does not have Ebola

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Tests have determined that a child who had traveled from Liberia to Chicago does not have Ebola. In a news release Thursday night, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Chicago Ebola Resource Network said preliminary tests — later confirmed by the Centers for...

  • Rand Paul tries to peel away isolationist label

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Charging that "America cannot disengage from the world," Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday confronted critics who brand him an isolationist as he endorsed an American foreign policy that embraces war with limits. The libertarian-leaning Republican is eyeing a 2016...

  • 'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

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    NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate. With fewer than two weeks to go, Republicans think...

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