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Kansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Greg Orman has had barely a month to introduce himself to Kansas voters since unusual events thrust him into a neck-and-neck competition with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Yet the independent candidate's schedule of public campaign appearances has usually ranged from slim to none....

Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday....

Obama pitches for votes on black radio
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes....

Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests....

Jewish group shifts view on Nazi benefit payments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An influential Jewish advocacy group no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits....

New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms....

One American released from North Korea, two remain
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held....

Freed Vietnamese dissident travels to US: official
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department says a prominent Vietnamese dissident has been freed and will arrive Tuesday in the United States....

Michelle Obama asks students to vote early in Iowa
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama tried to give Democrats a boost in a key U.S. Senate race Tuesday, urging college students in Iowa to vote early for Bruce Braley....

Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot
CHICAGO (AP) -- As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school - some on as little as $7.25 per hour....

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New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor


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