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Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71: spokesman 1:10pm EDT

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.

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Comcast to U.S. senator: no plans to create Internet 'fast lanes'

WASHINGTON - Comcast Corp has no plans to create "fast lanes" for any Internet websites or applications, the top U.S. cable and broadband provider reassured the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman in a recent letter.

Tech, Media 11:41am EDT

With selfies and listicles, U.S. politicians go vote-hunting on social media

WASHINGTON - From viral videos to selfies, listicles and "throwback Thursday" photos, candidates in the Nov. 4 midterm elections are leaving no social media stone unturned.

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Pennsylvania governor narrows gap but trails in re-election bid: poll

HARRISBURG Pa. - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is closing in but still trails his Democratic challenger among likely voters in next week's gubernatorial election, a poll showed on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2014
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Washington state support for gun control measure strong before vote

SEATTLE - A ballot measure to tighten background checks for gun buyers in Washington state, which is reeling from a deadly school shooting last week, was drawing strong support ahead of a Nov. 4 vote, a poll showed on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2014

Record five black women seek state offices in Georgia, showing shift

ATLANTA - Five black women are on the November ballot for statewide offices in Georgia, a record in a state that just 11 years ago featured a Confederate battle emblem on its flag.

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