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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, people signing up for unemployment fill a room at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J. In a new Associated Press-GfK poll released Wednesday, 9 in 10 of those most likely to go to the polls or mail in a ballot in this year’s midterm elections call the economy an extremely or very important issue.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
AP-GfK Poll: Economy still the top election issueAP-GfK Poll: Talk of terrorism and health care aside, economy remains top issue for voters
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Secretary of State John Kerry listens as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks to reporters before their meeting at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
China visit shows strains with US over Hong KongVisit by Chinese top diplomat exposes differences with US over Hong Kong protests
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, United States' forward Abby Wambach, right, heads the ball as Mexico defender Paulina Solis (5) defends during the first half of an international friendly game, in Sandy, Utah. A group of elite players has filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf. The players, led by U.S. women's national team forward Abby Wambach, filed Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in the human rights tribunal of Ontario next week, attorney Hampton Dellinger said.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Wambach, players file lawsuit over World Cup turfAbby Wambach, players file lawsuit challenging artificial turf at 2015 Women's World Cup
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This image provided by the Department of Health and Humans Services shows the Open Payments page of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. They’re calling it "Open Payments," but the government’s new website doesn’t make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers. For now, the website lacks a "Find Your Doctor" button.  (AP Photo/HHS)
Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuffMissing data, clunky navigation mar new gov't site for searching doctors' financial conflicts
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President Barack Obama walks off Air Force One after arriving at the Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary, Ind., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Obama to speak about economy at Northwestern U.Obama to speak about economy at Northwestern U., taking a break from global crises
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Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney signs a book as he greets the lunch crowd at the Varsity, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Romney attended a private fundraiser for Republican candidate for U.S. Senate David Perdue earlier. Romney is the Republican man in demand. The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states in five days this week to raise money and energy for Republican midterm candidates. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Romney's in demand as Republicans' future unclearMitt Romney back in demand 2 years after losing presidential race as party eyes murky future
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FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2009 file photo, Secret Service Agent Joseph Clancy, right, walks behind President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their, children Sasha, right, and Malia, second from left, walk back to the White House after attending St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day. Pierson will be replaced by Clancy, a former special agent in charge of the president's protective detail who retired in 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanishedSecret Service director's undoing came quickly as support vanished from nearly every corner
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Resilient Giants rock Pirates to earn spot in NLDSGiants ride Bumgarner, Crawford into NLDS showdown with Nationals
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A pro-democracy student protester reads the morning newspaper in the bushes of an occupied area surrounding the government complex in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
China warns of chaos if Hong Kong protests persistChina voices support for Hong Kong's leader as protesters threaten to occupy buildings
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  • After a lemonade-stand heist, a Loudoun community rallies to right a wrong

    His mom purposely set the amount high; busy with four children and more-than-full-time work, she had said "no" to a dog forever. She and Spencer, who recently turned 13, figured it would take years to earn that much. The Washington Post, Sun, Sep 28 2014 @ 04:48 PM
  • Purcellville police officer used justifiable force in fatal shooting of teen

    A Purcellville police officer who fatally shot an apparently suicidal teenager acted with justifiable use of force, Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney James E. Plowman announced Thursday. The May 24 shooting occurred after the officer, identified by authorities as T. Hood, responded to a report of a teen armed with a knife and threatening to kill himself, Plowman said. The Washington Post, Thu, Sep 25 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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