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1 hr ago | WHAS11

Fitbit to stop selling data without consent

Fitbit, a company that makes wearable devices that monitor fitness activity, says it's changing its practice of selling users' personal data to advertisers after concerns were raised about consumer privacy.

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Related Topix: Privacy, US Senate, US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, Louisville, KY

4 hrs ago | WHAS11

Mud, slides close roads, trap motorists in Wash.

Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on areas of north-central Washington hard-hit by wildfires this summer, triggering flash floods and mud slides Thursday night that damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded some motorists, officials said.

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Related Topix: Weather, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, Republican, US House of Representatives, Patty Murray, Doc Hastings, Okanogan County, WA

8 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

N.H. Poll: Brown, Shaheen statistically tied

Republican Scott Brown appears to be closing the gap in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, according to a new survey released Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican, Barack Obama

8 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Democrats reframe debate on health care

In this file photo taken June 14, 2014, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, left, campaigns for re-election with his father, former U.S. Sen. David Pryor, D-Ark., center, in Warren, Ark.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Healthcare Law, Law, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

10 hrs ago | KRQE Albuquerque

Police Shooting Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, St Louis County, MO

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Ad watch: Democrats fault Tillis for education funding

Republican senatorial candidate Thom Tillis responds during a televised debate April 23 at WRAL television studios in Raleigh, N.C. / Gerry Broome, AP This ad accuses Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis, the state House speaker, of cutting funding for education by $500 million while giving tax breaks to yacht and jet owners.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Raleigh, NC

ABC News

Senate Democrats' Campaign Arm Starts Ads in Colo.

Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mark Udall, US Senate, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado, Colorado Government

Press-Telegram

Southern California lawmakers condemn killing of American journalist James Foley

Federal lawmakers representing the Southland on Wednesday condemned the execution of American freelance journalist James Foley, saying his murder shows the true colors of the al-Qaida offshoot known as the Islamic State that has taken control of large swaths of Iraq and neighboring Syria.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Howard McKeon, Brad Sherman, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Prison, Burbank, CA

KXLY-TV Spokane

Letter: Federal aid needed for wildfire victims

Members of Washington state's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to reconsider a decision denying help for individuals affected by huge wildfires in Washington state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, Republican, US House of Representatives, Doc Hastings, US Governors, Okanogan County, WA

WHAS11

Laughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken

In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former "Saturday Night Live" performer lectures about financial products.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, Al Franken, US Senate, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Washington Post

GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ted Stevens, US News, US Senate, Republican, Alaska, Senator Mark Begich, Alaska Government, US Military, US Marine Corps

The Macon Telegraph

Former congressman to keynote at symposium

Kennedy has been an advocate for those affected by depression and bipolar disorder.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Patrick Kennedy, US News

The Daily Caller

Finally, A Democrat Runs A Pro-Obamacare Ad - But Won't Even Say The Law's Name

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor is winning plaudits from the left for a new ad that touts his support for the Affordable Care Act - but refuses to ever say the health-care law's name.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Conservative Political News

KAAL-TV Austin

Dayton To Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson said Tuesday the governor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being egged on by Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Governors

Athens Banner-Herald

Senate control could rest with well-funded women

Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.

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Related Topix: Control Group, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mary Landrieu

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Investigations into Ferguson Shooting Continue, Holder Urges Peace Ahead of Visit

The police officer accused of fatally shooting Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Roy Blunt, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Claire McCaskill, St Louis County, MO

CBS Atlanta

Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, US National Guard, US Military, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Missouri

Tue Aug 19, 2014

News Observer

Rove-backed Crossroads adds Colo. to fall TV plan

The Karl Rove-backed Crossroads GPS on Tuesday ordered TV ads in Colorado starting Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mark Udall, US Senate, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado, Colorado Government, Representative Bruce Braley

Stars and Stripes

Hawaii veterans talk doctor shortages in panel

Veterans are telling U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono they face a shortage of doctors on Maui, Molokai and the Big Island, which has contributed to the long wait times they endured seeking medical treatment across the isolated island chain.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Mazie Hirono, Representative Mazie Hirono, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs

KLTV Tyler

Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Representative Cynthia Lummis, Matt Mead, US Governors, Ohio

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