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Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama greets listeners with the Navajo word "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats....

Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate....

Obama to rally for Maine gubernatorial candidate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor in Maine on Thursday, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week's midterm elections after months of sitting on the sidelines because of his low approval ratings and unpopularity in some states....

Justices consider Texas rape-murder case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A black inmate on Texas' death row who claims he had a clandestine relationship with a white woman but did not rape or kill her is asking the Supreme Court to take his case....

Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama greets listeners with the Navajo word "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats....

Dempsey: US considering empowering Sunni tribes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon is beginning to consider ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group....

US voters deciding on billions for conservation
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history....

Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in pot fight
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink....

Same-party races challenge California incumbents
WASHINGTON (AP) -- California congressmen Mike Honda and Tom McClintock have never apologized for their strong partisan leanings and are not about to start now....

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71
BOSTON (AP) -- Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71....

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