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Mississippi Supreme Court rejects McDaniel Senate primary challenge 24 Oct 2014

JACKSON Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Republican primary challenge by former U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, possibly ending his legal effort to overturn the June result that he alleged was stolen by incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.

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U.S. House panel to meet with safety regulators about Takata air bags next week

WASHINGTON/DETROIT - The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday.

U.S., Japan, 24 Oct 2014
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Florida Republicans in all-out drive for Hispanic vote

MIAMI - When Florida's Republican governor, Rick Scott, walked into a bustling campaign field office late last month in Hialeah, a heavily Hispanic suburb of Miami, he was mobbed by volunteers hoping to be photographed with the candidate.

24 Oct 2014
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U.S. diplomat criticizes PM Orban's Russia policies

BUDAPEST - Hungary should back European Union sanctions against Russia and not talk about granting autonomy for ethnic Hungarians living in Ukraine at this time of instability, an American diplomat said in Budapest on Friday.

World, Russia 24 Oct 2014

Democrat Michelle Nunn leads tight U.S. Senate race in Georgia: poll

- Democrat Michelle Nunn has a narrow lead in the U.S. Senate race in Georgia, according to a poll released on Friday, ensuring the state's open seat will remain a key national focus as Democrats and Republicans fight for majority control of the chamber.

24 Oct 2014
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Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses

- The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said.

U.S., 23 Oct 2014