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1 hr ago | WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Kentucky Man Charged with Threatening Congressman

A Richmond man has been charged with threatening U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and officials say he also spoke of wanting to kill former Congressman Ben Chandler.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Andy Barr, Ben Chandler, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kentucky

5 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

10 things to know about corporate inversions

Burger King plans to become the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company.

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Related Topix: Tim Hortons, Breakfast, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Doughnuts, US News, US Politics, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Fast Food

7 hrs ago | KFBB

Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

Well-funded Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist was favored in his race against former state Sen. Nan Rich.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KEPR CBS 19

Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs.

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Related Topix: Gettysburg, PA, History in the News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly disease into an already intense race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Hearings planned after call for nuke plant closure

Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Nuclear Energy, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Napa County, CA

NBC29

NY teen gets 5 to 15 years for wreck that killed 4

A New York City teenager involved in a fiery crash on a Long Island roadway that killed his four friends is set to be sentenced.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Burning Man, Arts, Air Accidents, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia

WAAX-AM Gadsden

GOP Shies Away From Obamacare Repeal

Beverly Hires, a former nurse running for Congress here in one of the nation's rare competitive House races, ticks off her problems with the federal health care law: higher premiums, cancelled policies and employers cutting full-time jobs.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Representative Sean Patrick, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Murphy

WATE-TV Knoxville

Defense secretary OKs Medal of Honor for WWI hero

FILE--In this July 10, 2014 file photo, a statue of Henry Johnson is displayed in the Arbor Hill neighborhood in Albany, N.Y. ALBANY, N.Y. - The secretary of defense has recommended a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France, U.S. Sen. Charles ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Albany, NY, History in the News

The Fresno Bee

Obama to address vets in N.C. trip laden with politics

The president was to announce his initiatives during an appearance before the American Legion National Convention that is fraught with midterm politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs

Nanaimo Daily News

Napa earthquake hastens calls for early-warning system as wine capital works to recover

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves ... (more)

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Drink, Wine, Napa, CA, Dianne Feinstein, US News, US Senate, US Politics, California, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, Wine, Drink

WLS-AM Chicago

Sharpton Calls for Change in Honor of Michael Brown

The Rev. Al Sharpton gave an impassioned plea Monday that slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown not be remembered as someone who sparked violent clashes but as someone who caused America to change the way police treat citizens.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Ferguson, MO

CBS News

Opponent of scandal-plagued Rep. Scott DesJarlais concedes primary

The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott DesJarlais, David Scott, Robert Scott, Tennessee, Lincoln Davis

WJNO

The Tea Party Governor Backlash of 2014

To an exhausted electorate, the final midterms of the Obama presidency are failing to drive much mainstream excitement, and no clear national themes have emerged despite the high-stakes fight for the Senate.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, US News, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Pat McCrory, US Governors

The Lebanon Daily News

Immigration shaping up as leading election issue

For Republican Rep. Scott Perry, the influx of Central American children who have crossed illegally into the United States has propelled immigration to a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from the Texas border, eclipsing the new health care law and the federal deficit.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Greg Walden, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott Perry, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Mark Pryor, US Senate

WHAS11

The latest on damaging earthquake in California

This is what Associated Press reporters on the scene are learning following the largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years: Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Mike Thompson, US House of Representatives, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Jeffrey R. Smith

Sun Aug 24, 2014

KSL-TV

Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

Breitbart.com

...Over 120 Injured, No Deaths...

The strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California's wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region's famed wineries and historic buildings, and sending more than 120 people to hospitals.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Earthquake, US News, Mike Thompson, US House of Representatives, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Napa County, CA

Click Orlando

Clinton ignores questions on Ferguson

Hillary Clinton, who has yet to comment about the protests over the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, ignored questions about the incident on Sunday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Ferguson, MO, Barack Obama

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