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  • La. health dept. seeks end to billing rape victims

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    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in Louisiana should not have to pay for their treatment in emergency rooms, the health department said Monday, announcing a proposal that would have a state victims' assistance board finance the exams. Currently, the state's Crime...

  • Florida AD: season evaluated as it plays out

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    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Will Muschamp is getting at least another game to turn things around. Athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday that he will continue to evaluate the season — and likely Muschamp's future — "as it plays out." That means Muschamp will be on the...

  • Nunn debuts another Bush ad in Georgia Senate race

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    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat. Nunn's latest ad pushes back at attacks by Republican opponent David Perdue...

  • Glance at positons by Fla's 2 candidates for gov.

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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, and former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Democrat, are running for governor. Here's a quick look at where they stand on several major issues: ECONOMY/JOBS: Gov. Scott contends his push for tax cuts, taxpayer incentives and...

  • Branstad winning cash race against Hatch

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Terry Branstad is holding a massive cash advantage over Democratic challenger Jack Hatch going into the final days of the race, campaign finance reports filed Monday show. The reports show Branstad raised $1.3 million between July 15 and Oct....

  • Haley's focus on jobs helped her weather problems

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley, who became South Carolina's first female governor in 2011, is widely favored to win re-election after sidestepping several first-term blunders and focusing on job gains that have burnished her image nationally as a Republican star. Polls suggest the...

  • Attorney general race puts focus on public trust

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    NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Republican Dawson Hodgson isn't just talking about public safety in his bid to unseat Democratic Attorney General Peter Kilmartin: He says the way to improve the state's struggling economy is by restoring public trust in its government. It's a central...

  • Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

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    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal. "If folks have to stand up and say 'Are we...

  • Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

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    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers. In opening trial statements in Alexandria on...

  • Chicago names 4 hospitals readying for Ebola

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Four Chicago hospitals have agreed to take on the responsibility of caring for Ebola patients if the deadly virus emerges in the city. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office and the city's health department announced the four hospitals Monday, calling an Ebola diagnosis in the...

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