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Obama votes early in Chicago, encourages others to follow 2:33pm EDT

CHICAGO - Hoping to encourage turnout among Democrats, U.S. President Barack Obama took advantage of early voting opportunities in his hometown of Chicago on Monday and cast his electronic ballot at a polling place near his home.

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U.S. calls ban on entry by six Hungarians a warning to clean up

BUDAPEST - The United States said on Monday six Hungarians had been banned from entering the U.S. as a warning to Budapest to reverse policies that threatened to undermine democratic values.

World, 2:16pm EDT

Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early

UPPER MARLBORO Md. - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler.

U.S. 5:13am EDT

Pentagon to create medical support team for U.S. Ebola response

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to be able to provide emergency help in the event of an Ebola crisis in the United States, a Pentagon spokesman said on Sunday.

Health, 19 Oct 2014

Supreme Court denies request to block Texas voter ID law

- The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday denied a request to block a Texas law requiring residents to show certain forms of identification before they vote, a measure that supporters say prevents voter fraud but opponents decry as discriminatory.

U.S., 18 Oct 2014

Obama to seek more funds to fight Ebola: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for additional funding to fight the Ebola virus, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing White House and congressional officials.

Health, 18 Oct 2014