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Poll: Two out of three Americans say Islamic State threat is important

65 percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important

United States ambassador to the UN to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back... Read more »

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Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. Read more »

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Race for Utah's 2nd District has been low profile, low cost

State Sen. Luz Robles' campaign hasn't gained needed momentum, leaving her falling financially behind incumbent Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, in the race for Utah's 2nd District congressional seat. Read more »

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Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about... Read more »

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Utah man suspected of killing two deputies in California was deported twice

Federal authorities say a man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice and has a drug conviction. Read more »

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Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care... Read more »

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Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic... Read more »

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Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. Read more »

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Excitement mounts among Colorado GOP

The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in this Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: "Hey, everybody, what's going on?" Read more »

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Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola. Read more »

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Across US, Democrats try to catch up to Republicans in running Latino candidates

The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile... Read more »

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Republican Gov. Matt Mead enjoys advantages going into Wyoming election

A strong energy-based economy, his defense of coal and his party's dominance in Wyoming make Republican Gov. Matt Mead the strong favorite as he seeks a second term in November. Read more »

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Democrats fight to keep grip on Oregon Legislature

Voters in Medford, Ashland, Corvallis and Albany have an unusually large amount of power in next month's election. Read more »

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Democrats try to regain lost votes outside cities

Control of the Senate may turn on the ability of Democrats to regain some of the ground they've lost among rural and small town voters. Read more »

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Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly... Read more »

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Annual NAACP event calls for increased voter participation in Utah

The NAACP's Salt Lake branch focused on civic engagement and the importance of voter access and participation at its annual banquet Friday. Read more »

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Mia Love raising more money than Doug Owens in 4th District

Republican Mia Love continues to raise more money than Doug Owens, her Democratic opponent in the 4th District congressional race, according to their campaigns' final financial reports before the... Read more »

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Border Patrol agent involved in fatal shooting

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed an armed suspect on Friday about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson, authorities said. Read more »

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NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terrorist act by homegrown radical

New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the hatchet attack on four rookie officers was a terrorist act by a homegrown radical. Read more »

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House Democrats on defense in Nevada

National Democrats are buying ad time to protect a suddenly vulnerable, first-term Nevada congressman as a handful of House races turn more competitive within days of midterm elections. Read more »

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Dallas nurse, now free of Ebola, receives thanks and hug from Obama

A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. Read more »

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US official: Auto safety agency under review

Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. Read more »

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UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal

The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut... Read more »

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High school grads to get free ride at North Dakota oil country college

Petrodollars can buy the finer things in life. And in one North Dakota oil county, they will be used to pay for the higher education of every graduate of area high schools, if students want. Read more »

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Ebola jitters for some — but not all — New Yorkers

Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about... Read more »

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