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Colorado candidate's town shapes immigration view

Andrea Hermosillo rode for hours to protest at her neighbor's office.

Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Another year, another small Social Security bump

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly unanimous in saying it's a bad idea that could backfire.

Obama: US can't cut itself off from West Africa

President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in.

Not all cases cited by FBI hinge on access to data

The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her. The child shook badly because we beat her, the father wrote, and the mother complained that their 2-year-old was the devil.

US military sees long haul ahead for war with IS

Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but still banking on enlisting Syrians and Iraqis to fight the ground war so that U.S. troops won't have to.

'Ebola czar' an expert on Washington, not medicine

If there's one thing the "Ebola czar" knows, it's government.

GOP targets Dem House districts that backed Romney

Republicans are waging a take-no-prisoners battle to boot Democrats from what they consider GOP property: seats from House districts that presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried in 2012.

House Dems fight to hold 9 districts Romney won

As House Republicans try enlarging their majority in next month's elections, one focus is the nine Democratic-held districts that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney carried in 2012. A brief look at each race:

US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship

A cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, a day after Belize refused to let the passenger leave the vessel.

Walker, Burke disagree on Wisconsin's economy

Democrat Mary Burke argued during a debate Friday in Wisconsin's hotly contested governor's race that Republican incumbent Scott Walker mismanaged Wisconsin's finances, leading to a projected $1.8 billion budget shortfall, and enacted tax cuts that benefited the wealthy over the middle class.

Facebook unfriends federal drug agency

Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.

US: Human rights criticism needles NKorea

North Korea's government is engaging with other countries as it scrambles to combat growing international criticism against a human rights record that is challenging the authoritarian state's legitimacy, a senior U.S. official said Friday.

Crist stumps with first lady _ and his trusted fan

In one of his first public appearances since his trusty fan took center stage during a debate, Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist made hay of the dust-up during a rally with Michelle Obama on Friday.

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