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  • Udall, Weh square off in first and only debate

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The unpopular leadership in Washington quickly became the focus Thursday night as first-term U.S. Sen. Tom Udall squared off with Republican challenger Allen Weh in their first and only televised debate. Weh, a retired Marine colonel and longtime businessman,...

  • NCAA denies Georgia's appeal of Gurley suspension

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    ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida. In a statement released Thursday night, the NCAA's student-athlete...

  • Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race. In an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Landrieu was quoted as saying that the...

  • Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad

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    BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sought to give a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid on Thursday night, saying he's got his fingers crossed for a blowout. Addressing a crowd of more than 200 gathered on a factory floor in Burlington in...

  • Shaheen, Brown take geography quiz in final debate

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    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator now running in New Hampshire, appeared to have a bit trouble with geography in his final debate with Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Thursday. The candidates, both of whom live in eastern New...

  • Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases. The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court, alleges that the multinational company knew for at least a...

  • Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests

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    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's longtime leader refused to resign Thursday in the face of violent protests that posed the greatest threat to his nearly three-decade rule, saying instead he will lead a transitional government after parliament was dissolved. Protesters...

  • N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

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    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country removes any reference to the...

  • Obama energizes Maine Democrats for Michaud

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    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — On a campaign swing through Maine, President Barack Obama called on Democrats on Thursday to get everyone they know to the polls to defeat Republican Gov. Paul LePage next week, warning that the race is "too important to stay home." Before roughly 3,000...

  • NY Democrats get letter pressuring them to vote

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    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democratic Party is writing to registered Democrats telling them that unnamed organizations are monitoring their neighborhood's election turnout and that the party will want an explanation if they do not cast a ballot. The letters went out to about 1...

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