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Most expensive U.S. Senate race down to the wire in North Carolina 1:23pm EDT

GREENSBORO N.C. - The costliest U.S. Senate race in history is drawing political heavyweights like Mitt Romney and the Clintons to North Carolina as Republicans and Democrats scramble to pull out a win in the battleground state.

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Big money crops up in small elections in the United States

ARVADA Colorado - Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they're cropping up in state and local races as well.

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Lack of mechanics threatens U.S. Air Force target date for F-35

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Air Force may miss its target of August 2016 to start using the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet in combat if Congress blocks the service's plan to retire its A-10 tank-killer aircraft, a top U.S. general said Thursday.

U.S., 30 Oct 2014
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'Wistful' Obama launches last-gasp campaigning for elections

PORTLAND Me. - Wistful about fighting his last campaign, President Barack Obama touted a burst of U.S. economic growth on Thursday to try to limit Democratic losses in next week's elections, in a speech at one of the few voter rallies he is attending.

30 Oct 2014
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District of Columbia panels weigh legalizing marijuana sales

WASHINGTON - Washington lawmakers took a step toward legalizing the sale of marijuana in the U.S. capital on Thursday, holding a hearing on rules and taxes ahead of a referendum next week.

U.S. 30 Oct 2014
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Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71: spokesman

BOSTON - Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, died on Thursday at age 71 from cancer, his family said in a statement.

U.S. 30 Oct 2014