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Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin finds a Democrat she can support

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin snubbed home state Republicans this year, instead endorsing an independent candidate for governor and his Democratic running mate for lieutenant governor.

Voting booth Nov 5

Darren Hauck/ Reuters

Will last minute strength be enough for Dems?

Democrats in key Senate races are showing some strength in the final stretch of election season -- but it may not be enough to keep the chamber.

New White House fence jumper

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White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental health problems, and has been arrested in a previous security breach there, according to his father.

Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, barely made it onto the lawn be...

Jefferson City mayor not running again

ABC 17 News confirmed Jefferson City mayor, Eric Struemph, is not running for another term.

Don Young Alaska high school remarks

KTUU

Congressman offends high school students

Rep. Don Young has never been known for mincing words, but his comments Tuesday regarding suicide to an Alaska high school took the "breath away" from his audience.

Obama gun shop display

KSTU

Utah gun shop stirs controversy with Obama display

A Utah gun shop is prominently displaying a target bearing a resemblance to both President Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden, and the shop's owner said he hopes the message attached to the target will resonate with those who see it.

Chris Christie

Pool

Labor chief: Christie's 'head in the sand'

Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Thursday panned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comments that he's "tired" of the minimum wage debate.

"Chris Christie's got his head in the sand if he's getting tired about the minimum wage," Perez said according to Bloo...

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NASA

Commissioners propose seceding from Florida

Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.

Ottawa, Canada shooting

Peter Henderson

Washington monitoring Canada shootings

Washington -- one of the world's most secure cities -- is reacting cautiously following the attacks at Canada's Parliament Hill.

Obama on the phone with Putin

Pete Souza/The White House

Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

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