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8-year-old tells NC Senate candidates to be nice

An 8-year-old North Carolina girl is sick of the heated Senate race where more than $100 million has been spent on mostly negative TV ads.

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Ebola battle brewing, Obama heads to Maine

When President Barack Obama visited Maine on Thursday, he didn't come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her state-mandated Ebola quarantine.

But he has inserted himself in the middle of a growing debate between the federal government and state...

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Longest-serving Boston mayor, Thomas Menino, dies at 71

Thomas Menino, who retired this year as the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday morning after a battle with cancer, according to his spokeswoman, Dorothy Joyce. He was 71.

Menino, who presided over the city's highly lauded urban ren...

Amendment 1 facing little opposition

One of the least controversial measures on the ballot this year, Amendment 1 is designed to set aside a tax that is already being collected, for land conservation.

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Michael Jordan trashes president's golfing ability

NBA legend Michael Jordan trash-talked President Barack Obama's golf game, telling Ahmad Rashad in an interview earlier this week the president is a "sh***y golfer."

Early voting in Florida on record pace

With five days to go before the general election, more Floridians have cast ballots than voted in the August primary, and for the second time in state history, election officials expect more people to vote early or absentee than on Election Day.

US voters to decide on billions for conservation

Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.

Christie to heckler: 'Sit down and shut up'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie once again flashed the pugnacious attitude that's made him a gladiator to some and a bully to others on Wednesday, telling a heckler to "sit down and shut up."

Poll shows tight race for Florida governor

A Quinnipiac University poll shows the race between Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Gov. Rick Scott is still tight.

How Florida would handle a recount

There's a chance that Florida's bitter and expensive governor's race between incumbent Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist could trigger a recount -- a word that sends shudders through the state.

Polls: Independents give Crist slight lead

Pointing to support from independent voters, a poll released Thursday gives Democrat Charlie Crist a slight edge over Republican Gov. Rick Scott as they head into the frantic final days of this year's campaign.

Politicians live it up and have lobbyists pay

On any given weekend, lobbyists in Washington head for the airport to jet off to luxurious locations across the country.

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Election 2014 Extras

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    America's most liberal states

    Overall, Americans are more likely to self-identify as conservatives than liberals. But that gap has shrunk, according to a Gallup poll.

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    States with early voting

    If you live in one of these 33 places, you're you can cast your ballot early in the upcoming midterm elections.

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