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New lawsuit filed in dispute in Kansas Senate race
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A registered Democratic voter has filed a new petition with the Kansas Supreme Court asking it to force the party to name a new nominee for the U.S. Senate....

Obama: Vote shows US united against Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a bipartisan Senate vote to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels shows the world that Americans are united in combating the Islamic State group....

Senate candidates face dilemma on arming Syrians
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the most endangered Senate Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Thursday over his request to train and arm Syrian rebels battling brutal Islamic State militants, while his Republican opponent backed the Democratic president....

Congress OKs bill to cut rape evidence backlog
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday renewing a soon to expire program that helps local governments cut their backlogs of unexamined DNA evidence in rape cases....

Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday, in a decision that could make it harder for three-term Sen. Pat Roberts to win re-election in November as part of a Republican drive to win a Senate majority....

At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year....

House GOP repackages election-year bills
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In case you missed them the first time, House Republicans have passed an election-year package of tax cuts, regulation reductions and, once again, a tweak to President Barack Obama's health law. As before, they stand no chance of becoming law....

Senate races: Democrats decry birth control plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul....

Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago....

House veterans divided on Syria measure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state....

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