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Deadly Halloween tableau too realistic for some

MUSTANG, Okla. (AP) — One man lies on his stomach on the driveway. Blood is splattered along the garage door that smashed his head and presumably killed him. Another man lies a few feet away, run over by a truck.

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No safe bets for Obama despite toned-down agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regrouping after a feud with Congress stalled his agenda, President Barack Obama is laying down a three-item to-do list for Congress that seems meager when compared with the bold, progressive agenda he envisioned at the start of his second term.

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S&P 500 pushes further into record territory

NEW YORK (AP) — Strong earnings from big U.S. companies helped push the Standard & Poor's 500 index further into record territory Friday.

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'The Lion King' to set new milestone on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Lion King" has more reason to roar — it's on pace to end the week as the first Broadway show to earn $1 billion.

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Afghan insurgents hit convoy by foreigner compound

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked a small convoy of vehicles Friday near a heavily fortified private residential compound used by hundreds of foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul, killing two passers-by, Afghan officials said.

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DHS selection suggests priority shift to security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's selection of a former top Pentagon lawyer to head the Homeland Security Department suggests the agency will be stepping back from its preoccupation with immigration to focus more on protecting the nation from attack.

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Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected its freshly-acquired seat on the U.N. Security Council, saying the 15-member body is incapable of resolving world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war.

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Budget crisis exposes deepening rift in GOP

BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party's establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives whose unflinching demands triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the GOP's popularity plunging to record lows.

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