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Accused Pa. cop killer Eric Frein captured
Survivalist reportedly caught at defunct airport after 48 days on the run in Pocono Mountains.        
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Death penalty eyed for Eric Frein, suspect in Pa. trooper ambush, after arrest
Eric Frein, the suspect in the deadly ambush of a Pennsylvania state trooper, has been taken into custody after a seven-week manhunt, the Pennsylvania State ...
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Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor
CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, d...
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The U.S. recovery is frustrating — but it’s the envy of the advanced world
In the United States, the story of the economy is a good news, bad news affair. Jobs are coming back, but millions of people are reluctantly accepting part-t...
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Defiant Maine nurse Kaci Hickox emerges at center of debate on Ebola and civil rights
The U.S. Ebola debate Thursday centered on a small town in Maine, a governor vowing to use the ?full extent? of his power to quarantine a humanitarian nurse,...
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9 things you didn’t read today (but should have)
1, Matea Gold looks at the donors giving money like crazy to the Republican Governors Association -- which gives them the opportunity to hang out with these ...
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Eric Frein, wanted in Pennsylvania trooper slaying, is captured
A seven-week dragnet in the forests of northeastern Pennsylvania came to an end Thursday when Eric Frein, who authorities say killed a state trooper,was capt...
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New York City's most haunted buildings
It's a city of almost nine million people — so there are bound to be a few spirits here and there, right? Andrea Janes, founder of Boroughs of the Dead...
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Tim Cook comes out on public stage, pulling secretive Apple with him
When Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Thursday he is ?proud to be gay,? he did not just become the first openly gay leader of a major U.S. company. He als...
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Another Fast and Furious? U.S. attorneys declined to charge suspected grenade smuggler
U.S.law enforcement officials passed up multiple opportunities to arrest and indict an American who waseventuallycharged in Mexico with transporting grenade ...
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Cops can make you unlock your smartphone with fingerprint, says judge
Cops can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint — but they can't force you to unlock it with your passcode, according to a judge in ...
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Now you can go green even in death
When Phil Olson was 20, he earned money in the family business by draining the blood from corpses. Using a long metal instrument, he sucked the fluid out of ...
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Oklahoma parents panic over teacher's trip to Ebola-free Rwanda
Since the arrival of Ebola on United States' shores, a couple of things have become abundantly clear: No matter how often health officials say that the disea...
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The likely next governor of Texas is full of Lone Star swagger. Don’t be surprised if he runs for president.
AUSTIN ?The governor of Texas is not legally required to possess a supreme amount of self-confidence, but a law like that might as well be on the books. Sam ...
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What Halloween looked like in 1980s New York City
The New York Village Halloween parade is America's only nighttime parade. The parade route stretches for more than a mile, up Manhattan's Sixth Avenue.In add...
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Halloween canceled as manhunt for Pennsylvania ambush suspect continues
There won't be any trick-or-treating in the northeastern Pennsylvania area where authorities continue searching for suspect accused of killing a state trooper.
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Small plane crashes into airport in Kansas, at least 2 dead
A small plane has crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city.
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The best sentences from the Staten Island Advance’s endorsement of Michael Grimm
In the House race in Staten Island, N.Y., the incumbent has pleaded not guilty toa 20-count federal indictment. His challenger has not, but has focused his e...
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Women: We love our baseball, and we still love our Kansas City Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ? It struck me Wednesday, before the final game of the 2014 World Series, just how enthusiastic many of my femalefriends on Facebook were ov...
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A Giant moment for Bruce Bochy
The San Francisco Giant who is gettingall the headlines after Wednesday's Game 7 World Series win is Madison Bumgarner. The 6-foot-5 acepitched five remarkab...
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Pulled over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship
This is from my review of Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship, a new book by public policy researchers Charles Epp, Steven Maynard-Mood...
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Why Hillary Clinton would be smart to announce her presidential candidacy ASAP
Former Obama chief strategist David Plouffe is advising Hillary Clinton to announce her intention to run for president shortly after the 2014 election conclu...
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There will soon be one million ads run in the 2014 Senate race. That’s twice as much airtime as every episode of Jeopardy ever.
One million ads. This election cycle, campaigns and supporters of Senate candidates will soon have aired one million ads -- and if Senate races in Louisiana ...
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You knew it was coming: The House of Cards-themed campaign ad
It was only a matter of time before someone went there, and the someone is North Carolina state Sen. Chad Barefoot (R). In a new campaign ad, Barefoot rips a...
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Snail mail is even slower now with Postal Service changes, report says
First-class mail has been takinglonger to reach its destination sincethe financially struggling U.S. Postal Service relaxed its delivery standardsin an attem...
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Are Democratic candidates who steer clear of Obama pushing away black voters?
The third in a list of five myths about black voters by The Washington Post?s Nia-Malika Henderson is: Candidates who distance themselves from President Obam...
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Theoretically quarantined nurse who treated Ebola patients goes for bike ride
The nurse who has been (technically) quarantined inMaine because she treated Ebola patients went for a leisurely bike ride Thursday morning, following throug...
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Opinion polls can be self-fulfilling prophecies
Public opinion sometimeschanges quickly over relatively short periods of time. For instance, support for same-sex marriage has substantially increased to bec...
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Presidential run not off the table for Paul Ryan
MONROE, Wis. ? Rep. Paul Ryan sat in the front booth of Baumgartner?s Cheese Shop and Tavern on a recent weekday, his wiry frame hunched over a plate filled ...
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How ‘Dodd-Frank’ is becoming the new ‘Obamacare’
If you don't know what the Dodd-Frank Act is, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told an audience last weekend, "it's Obamacare for banks." Ryan, outgoing chairman of t...
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State Department does the Halloween ‘Wellness Line Dance’
It?s not been a great fallfor folks at the State Department. They?ve been scurrying around the globe dealing with constant North Korea, China, Russia, ISIS, ...
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The U.S. is losing the battle to predict the next Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall near Brigantine, New Jersey, on Oct. 29, 2012, was a showcase of modern weather forecasting — but not necessarily ...
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Maine nurse takes bike ride, defies quarantine order
Kaci Hickox, the self-proclaimed face of resistance to state quarantine rules directed at returning healthcare workers who treated Ebola patients in Africa, ...