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I've been traveling around the country plugging my book on the collision of politics and celebrity in 1987 (see, I just did it again), so I haven't had a lot of time to check in on the latest election polls and midterm controversies. I did spend a half-hour watching TV in a Denver hotel, during which I saw a total of three 30-second ads that did not feature one candidate slandering another. Colorado, I feel for you.
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat. Dave McKinney, a 19-year veteran of the paper who covered the state capital, said in his resignation letter that the paper reassigned him after the Rauner campaign accused him of a conflict of interest, which he denies. ...
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tuesday, comes as a St. Louis County grand jury considers charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...
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White House fence jumper quickly detained by Secret Service
(CNN) -- A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs. "Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said. W.H. fence jumper stopped by dogs.
Another man jumps White House fence, is apprehended on lawn by K-9 squad
Secret Service rebuked for aiding personal dispute
Suspect arrested after climbing White House fence
Attack Drags Canada Into Terror Era as Nation Reels
An Ottawa police officer outside Parliament Hill on Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was ...
Canada Parliament shooting: How it unfolded
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Canadian shooting: What we know -- and don't know -- a day later
Syrian observatory: US-led air strikes killed 553 ISIS fighters in Syria
A picture taken from the southeastern Turkish village of Mursitpinar in the province of Sanliurfa shows people gesturing as smoke rises in the sky following an attack by jet aircrafts in the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on Oct. 22, 2014.
US-led air strikes killed 553 people in Syria, 32 civilians, monitoring group says
Syria destroys two warplanes used by ISIS to train fighter pilots for terrorist 'airforce'
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