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OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to export gay rights overseas....

Pentagon chief suspends reimbursement for enlistment bonuses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing a public outcry, Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday ordered the Pentagon to suspend its effort to seek repayments of enlistment bonuses given to thousands of California National Guard members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan....

Trump promotes his new luxury hotel _ along with campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his White House dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump is spending precious campaign time promoting his business in the final week of the long presidential race....

The Latest: Clinton says Trump 'not the change we need'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

The Trump-Clinton Twitter war: Bludgeon vs. stiletto
NEW YORK (AP) -- Back in June, when Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Twitter, the Democrat's campaign was quick to tweet back a chilly three-word response: "Delete your account ."...

Group: Senate flier exploits Hassan's 'Muslim-sounding name'
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A Muslim civil rights group says a campaign flier targeting U.S. Senate candidate Maggie Hassan associates Muslims with violence and exploits her "Arab and Muslim-sounding name," though similar mailers are targeting candidates in other states and Hassan's last name has Irish roots....

US says it will abstain on UN vote on Cuba embargo
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States announced Tuesday that it will abstain for the first time in 25 years on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a resolution it had always vehemently opposed....

Republicans contend with Trump factor among Hispanic voters
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) -- Berta Delgado told the Spanish-speaking conservative activists at her door that she is "100 por ciento" Republican, and agreed with their assessment that Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is too liberal. She said she'd vote for Sen. Marco Rubio....

New Clinton ads lay out closing arguments for campaign
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is out with two new ads in the final days of the presidential race....

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OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas

Pentagon chief suspends reimbursement for enlistment bonuses

US says it will abstain on UN vote on Cuba embargo

Independent groups pump money into many state-level races

Homeless advocates ask high court to block Ohio ballot rules

Missouri candidate accused of sex assault won't be charged

Indiana candidates back Chicago man's stalled pardon request

Justin Timberlake's ballot selfie highlights mixed laws

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