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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place....

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see....

Kansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Greg Orman has had barely a month to introduce himself to Kansas voters since unusual events thrust him into a neck-and-neck competition with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Yet the independent candidate's schedule of public campaign appearances has usually ranged from slim to none....

Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday....

Michelle Obama rallies voters in Iowa, Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband's rise to the presidency to help the party avoid a potentially bruising midterm election....

Obama pitches for votes on black radio
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person....

Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests....

'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine....

Ohio's Kasich goes own way in bid for re-election
COLDWATER, Ohio (AP) -- John Kasich is waiting for his second cup of chili....

De la Renta gave first ladies fashion, friendship
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For America's first ladies, Oscar de la Renta was more than just a skilled artist who helped give them a dose of confidence whenever they slipped into his dresses, beaded gowns and pantsuits. He was also a friend to some of them....

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