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Eric Frein captured, will face murder charge in killing of Pa. trooper
A seven-week dragnet in the woods of northeastern Pennsylvania came to an end with the capture of survivalist Eric Frein, whose wrists were bound with the handcuffs of the trooper he is accused of killing, officials said late Thursday.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:55:00 PDT)

Maine fails to reach quarantine compromise with nurse Kaci Hickox
It’s the type of battle made for flinty New England, where personal liberty vs. the government’s interpretation of public good has been a frequent theme. A nurse, hailed by some as a hero for helping treat Ebola patients in Africa, has defiantly rejected the power of Maine officials...
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:47:00 PDT)

Alaska Senate race becomes most expensive campaign in state's history
The local official introducing the candidate eventually got around to the point — Sen. Mark Begich, standing up for Alaskans, get out the vote — but first he lit into the Koch brothers and what he described as money's power to warp politics.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:46:00 PDT)

Investigation finds no Ferguson grand jury leak, but finds a 'hack'
The leaks from the grand jury investigating the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., are not coming from the grand jurors themselves, officials said Thursday.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:07:00 PDT)

Feds missed chances to arrest suspected arms smuggler, report says
Federal agents on the Southwestern border missed several chances to arrest a suspected arms smuggler providing weapons to Mexican drug cartels, a Department of Justice investigation has concluded.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:57:00 PDT)

At the Little Rock presidential center, bearing the Clinton torch
She's a white-headed whirlwind of energy, kissing babies, spinning campaign tales, acting as a stand-in for another white-haired dynamo who kissed babies and spun his own tales.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:14:00 PDT)

In Georgia's U.S. Senate race, it's all about ... race
In the final stretch of one of the nation's most competitive Senate contests, the politics of race — always present in this Southern capital — are dominating the campaign.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:06:00 PDT)

Outlook for states' pot legalization measures goes from solid to shaky
With pot sold openly to any adult who wants it in Colorado and Washington state, marijuana advocates were hoping restrictions in other states would fall like dominoes this election season, opening the way for a push in Congress to change federal drug laws.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:36:00 PDT)

Obama steps up defense of his administration's Ebola response
Standing with an Ebola survivor and doctors in white coats, President Obama declared Wednesday he was confident the U.S. would lead the way to eradicating the deadly virus, ramping up his public relations effort to defend his administration’s handling of the epidemic.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:30:00 PDT)

Unstoppable lava nears village on Big Island of Hawaii
Natalia Chambers peered around her house, about a mile from the leading edge of the lava flow that is threatening this rural town on the Big Island. She, her husband and their kindergarten son were in the process of moving the last load of their possessions to safety.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:57:00 PDT)

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