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Ballot measures: Oregon, DC voters OK use of pot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia legalized the use of recreational pot, elating marijuana activists who hope to extend their winning streak across the country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

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GOP surge: Republicans seize control of Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — America awoke to a new political dynamic Wednesday with sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republican leaders in Congress new muscle to check him.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

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Ebola hits health care access for other diseases

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola outbreak has spawned a "silent killer," experts say: hidden cases of malaria, pneumonia, typhoid and the like that are going untreated because people in the countries hardest hit by the dreaded virus either cannot find an open clinic or are too afraid to go to one.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

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A lifetime of perks in UAE help cushion wealth gap

 

UMM AL-QUWAIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates contains the world's tallest building, an artificial indoor ski slope and man-made islands shaped like the world. Dubai's fleet of police cars includes a $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron and a $500,000 Lamborghini Aventador.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014

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Mom accused of tossing son off bridge sought money

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A woman who appealed for money online to help care for her autistic son and disabled husband has been accused of throwing her 6-year-old boy to his death off an historic bridge on the Oregon coast.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014

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Colo. win puts GOP on verge of Senate majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans took giant steps toward controlling the Senate on Tuesday, ousting Democratic senators in Colorado and Arkansas, and replacing retiring Democrats in three other states.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014

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Wins in Ark., WV, SD boost GOP Senate majority bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans grabbed three Democratic-held Senate seats Tuesday and held out strong hopes for at least three more, which would make veteran Sen. Mitch McConnell the head of a new GOP majority and create new political problems for President Barack Obama.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014

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GOP on track to hold House majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans held a commanding edge in the House on Tuesday, on track to pad their majority at near historic levels and claim long-held Democratic seats in the South.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014

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