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House Democrats' campaign arm has $57M banked

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats' uphill effort to oust Republicans from their majority is sitting on a $56.7 million pile of cash heading into what is shaping up to be a costly fall election season, campaign officials said Monday. House Republicans again lagged in fundraising but reported $47.5 million saved and ready for ads.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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US won't reveal records on health website security

WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

WASHINGTON (AP) — A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014

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Militias complicate situation on Texas border

MISSION, Texas (AP) — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014

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No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge has decided not to issue an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, meaning the Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run despite being indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014

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UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

GENEVA (AP) — Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014

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Kurdish military says it controls Iraq's Mosul Dam

BAGHDAD (AP) — A spokesman for the Kurdish military says its peshmerga forces are now in full control of the Mosul Dam and its vicinity, successfully wresting back control from Islamic State group militants.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014

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