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  1. Foreign policy question mark over Indonesia leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Denver Post

    The remarkable rise of Indonesia's new president has captured popular imagination at home and won praise internationally, but Joko "Jokowi" Widodo still needs to prove his foreign policy prowess. The U.S. is looking for him to sustain Jakarta's role as a regional leader in Southeast Asia.

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  2. Islamic State is now world's richest terrorist group, US official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    David Cohen talks about actions the Treasury Department is taking to combat financing for the Islamic State group. Photo: AP Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials have revealed.

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  3. EPA approves new weed killer for engineered cropsRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

    The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans. The EPA said Wednesday that it will allow the use of a 2,4-D weed killer called Enlist Duo, a new version of the popular herbicide used since the 1940s.

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  4. Brush with loss of TV ad support invigorates McConnella s challengerRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said it was stopping its TV ads for Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state and the Democrats' challenger to Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader. In political Washington, this was a nail in the coffin, coming after the candidate's embarrassing and repeated refusal to say whether she voted for President Obama and the televised pronouncement of "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd that she had "disqualified herself" - a clip McConnell's campaign gleefully replayed in his ads.

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  5. Obama little more than observer-in-chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times last Saturday.

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  6. 11:09 Official: 3 dead, 2 injured in Maryland midair collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | AkiPress

    An airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near a Maryland airport before crashing into a line of trees and a pair of storage units on the ground Thursday afternoon, killing three people and injuring two men, the TampaBay reports. A Cirrus SR22 plane was heading to the Frederick Municipal Airport and an R44 helicopter was involved in a training exercise when the collision occurred near the southwest corner of the airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement, which also said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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  7. Soybeans Head for Biggest Weekly Advance in 14 Months on SupplyRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Soybeans were set for the biggest weekly climb in 14 months as investors weighed concern that dry weather in Brazil may curb production against speculation harvesting of a record U.S. crop will accelerate. Futures for November delivery climbed as much as 0.7 percent to $10.0025 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade, the highest level for a most-active contract since Sept.

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  8. Ag Sec'y Blog: Family Farmers Do More Than Feed The WorldRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

    AG SEC'Y BLOG: FAMILY FARMERS DO MORE THAN FEED THE WORLD Oct. 24, 2014 Source: USDA news release Earlier today, Secretary Vilsack posted a guest column on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations blog in honor of World Food Day. The UN General Assembly has designated 2014 "International Year of Family Farming."

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  9. GOP plans to dismantle Obama legacyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    When Republicans seized control of the House four years ago, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, took over the House Energy and Commerce Committee and compared his plans for President Barack Obama's health care law to strategy in the game of Jenga, in which players remove wooden blocks one by one from a tower until it collapses. With Republicans increasingly likely to win control of the Senate in two weeks, and perhaps the White House in two years, they again smell opportunity - a better chance than ever to undo what they see as the liberal government policies that are core to Obama's legacy.

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  10. Red states could go purple by 2020Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    Some of the country's most traditionally conservative states are at a greater risk of turning purple than the GOP might realize, based on a new report. More than 25 million new Hispanic and Asian voters could join the electorate by 2020, according to a new study by the Partnership for a New American Economy , an advocacy group for immigration reform.

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  11. Was Lewinsky mistreated during Clinton probe?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    When onetime White House intern Monica Lewinsky broke her silence with a major speech this week, one subject brought her nearly to tears. Lewinsky's voice cracked as she recalled the moment in January 1998 when she was first confronted by FBI agents and lawyers working for Kenneth Starr's Office of Independent Counsel, who threatened her and her mother with criminal prosecution if she did not agree to wear a wire against President Bill Clinton.

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  12. Ohio State Publishess New 2014 Guide On Corn, Soybeans, Wheat And AlfalfaRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

    OHIO STATE PUBLISHESS NEW 2014 GUIDE ON CORN, SOYBEANS, WHEAT AND ALFALFA Oct. 24, 2014 Source: Ohio State University news release With wet weather continuing to create harvest and planting delays, a new guide developed by agronomists from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is available to help growers check their crops' development. The 2014 Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide is now available for $12.50 and can be purchased through the Ohio State University Extension eStore or ordered from OSU Extension county offices.

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  13. USDA Issues "Feed Outlook" ReportRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

    USDA ISSUES "FEED OUTLOOK" REPORT Oct. 24, 2014 Economic Research Service reports: To view the complete report, click here.

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  14. Immigration a hot topic in Keller-McDermott congressional raceRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    Since voters first sent him to Congress in 1988, Rep. Jim McDermott has never had to so much as break a sweat to win re-election. He's consistently won with 70 or 80 percent of votes cast.

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  15. Fact Check: Republicans aim to make 97 percent a failing grade for Democratic Senate hopefulsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent.

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  16. UMass Lowell polls show senate, gubernatorial races still a close callRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | UnionLeader.com

    A poll released Thursday has the Democratic incumbents in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial contests with thin leads over their Republican challengers.

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  17. The Record: Letters, Friday, Oct. 24Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

    In response to two letters regarding Rep. Scott Garrett, R-Wantage, and his reelection bid, one is reminded of the old adage that with rank comes responsibility. As our congressman, assisting the American Legion in securing an Army color guard for a parade and veterans having issues with the Department of Veterans Affairs is admirable, but clearly is part of what our representatives should be doing on a daily basis.

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  18. Hillary Clinton to campaign for Democrat RaimondoRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gina Raimondo is hoping for a campaign boost from a visit to Rhode Island by Hillary Clinton . The former first lady, U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate is scheduled to appear with Raimondo at Rhode Island College on Friday afternoon.

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  19. Hillary Clinton campaigns for Coakley in BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is campaigning with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley in Boston as the race for Massachusetts governor remains extremely close. The former secretary of state, senator, first lady and likely 2016 presidential candidate will join Coakley at the downtown Park Plaza Hotel.

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  20. Power, dividedRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Camden Chronicle Independent

    We've always believed the United States government works best when power is divided -- that is, with a president from one party and a Congress controlled by the opposite party. As of now, of course, we have a Democratic president and a split Congress, with the House of Representatives controlled by Republicans and the Senate dominated by Democrats.

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