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Two House campaign committees sitting on $100 million in bank

The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million

White House intruder identified as Army veteran; Secret Service tightens security

The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday. Read more »

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Erdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release details

The Turkish government won't reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday. Read more »

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Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict. Read more »

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Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed

A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a hoax that closed down a busy terminal at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks might go free without ever... Read more »

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Arab states lag in media war against extremists

As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied... Read more »

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New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed... Read more »

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US general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria

The still-evolving military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success... Read more »

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5 things to know about possible Senate uncertainty

Election Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why? Read more »

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Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

A suspenseful election night is one thing. But what if it stretches out for a month or more? Read more »

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Egypt to host post-Gaza war talks this week

Egypt will host a brief round of indirect talks this week between Israelis and Palestinians on a sustained Gaza cease-fire deal, as well as negotiations between Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah... Read more »

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Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack that left 67 dead

Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when four gunmen... Read more »

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Politics and money: Highlights from August filings

The political parties, their campaign committees and some of their super PACs faced a Saturday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in August. Highlights from the... Read more »

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NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only." Read more »

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Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. Read more »

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Pro same-sex marriage group responds to rally at state Capitol

A coalition supporting same-sex marriage in Utah issued a statement Friday criticizing organizers of a traditional marriage rally for using photos of local gay and lesbian couples and their... Read more »

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49 Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively... Read more »

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Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition

Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining hands in a coalition to... Read more »

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Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

More than 120 world leaders will convene for a U.N. climate summit. Environmentalists will take to the streets in what is being billed as the largest march ever on global warming. Celebrities, CEOs... Read more »

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Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and... Read more »

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New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office

Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way Key's... Read more »

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Gordon Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide

Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote... Read more »

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CIA stops spying on friendly nations in Western Europe

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in... Read more »

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Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

President Barack Obama's military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago. Read more »

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India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean

At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in... Read more »

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Republican National Committee bests Democratic National Committee in August fundraising

The Republican National Committee again outraised its Democratic rival last month and is sitting on a $3 million lead, according to campaign finance reports filed Saturday. Read more »

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