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County council candidates dispute campaign materials

The candidates for a Salt Lake County Council seat aired concerns about campaign materials with just days left before the election. Read more »

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Mailed ballots suggest low turnout in California

California appears to be on track for another low-turnout election as county clerks and analysts report that mail ballots are trickling in slowly compared with previous election cycles. Read more »

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Navajo elections director agrees to postpone race

The elections director on the Navajo Nation under threat of a contempt charge said he will scrap Tuesday's election for tribal president and hold the contest at a later date. Read more »

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Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse after her return from Ebola-stricken area

A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola. Read more »

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Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

There were mostly treats at the White House this Halloween. Read more »

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Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the... Read more »

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Georgia, North Carolina midterms: Race matters

With Republicans confident of reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats are looking to black voters in two southern states to help preserve their majority. Read more »

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New Jersey releases Ebola protocol details

New Jersey's protocol to manage patients being screened for possible Ebola includes providing financial assistance to anyone who loses income because of a state-ordered quarantine, and trying to... Read more »

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Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Read more »

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US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola after returning from West African countries

The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else. Read more »

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Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men"... Read more »

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Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had... Read more »

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Associated Press exclusive: Military sex survey draws complaints

Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete. Read more »

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Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday. Read more »

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Peshmerga fighters head toward Syrian border

Iraqi peshmerga fighters left the area where they had stayed for days and headed Friday toward the Syrian border town of Kobani where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist... Read more »

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Early votes exceed 15 million — but who benefits?

Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a... Read more »

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Judge suggests it's OK for Redskins to sue Indians

A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise. Read more »

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Governor candidates in Arizona make final campaign push

The Republican and Democratic candidates for Arizona governor are making a final campaign push through the state as they try to seal a general election win and their parties pull out all the stops... Read more »

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Attorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated to determine sanity

An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity. Read more »

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Judge postpones hearing for ex-A.G.s John Swallow, Mark Shurtleff

A judge has rescheduled a hearing in the criminal case against former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff. Read more »

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Wal-Mart vs. Target: Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. Read more »

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Smaller down payments are the wrong solution to the housing problem

Too much leverage is dangerous, both to individual homeowners and to giant financial institutions. And well-meaning policies, such as promoting home ownership, can sometimes have disastrous... Read more »

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Prison relocation process slows down

The Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission may have been "premature" in announcing last week that four sites were on the shortlist to replace the aging Utah State Prison in Draper. Read more »

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Reducing public corruption should be Utah Legislature's top priority, survey shows

Reducing corruption among elected officials tops a list of issues Utahns want the state Legislature to address in 2015, a new survey shows. Read more »

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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation... Read more »

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