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Wyoming attorney general says gay marriages can begin on Tuesday 20 Oct 2014

- Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge's order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state's attorney general said on Monday.

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Obama votes early in Chicago, encourages others to follow

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.

20 Oct 2014
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U.S. Congress examining deal between NSA official, ex-agency chief

WASHINGTON - A Senate committee and an outspoken U.S. Congressman are seeking further information about a deal under which a top National Security Agency official is being permitted to work part-time for a private company run by the spy agency's former director.

U.S. 20 Oct 2014
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Arkansas Democrats look to ex-President Clinton as early voting starts

LITTLE ROCK Ark. - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made a renewed push in his home state of Arkansas to boost Democrats in tight local races that also have major national implications as early voting started on Monday in the state.

20 Oct 2014
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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, 20 Oct 2014
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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. 20 Oct 2014