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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, boxes containing more than 46,000 signatures for an initiative to make recreational use of marijuana legal in Alaska sit outside a hallway at the state Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska. 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. Unlike the campaigns in Colorado and Washington state in 2012’s general election, backers of the latest ballot measures face a new challenge _ getting enough young voters to show up at the polls. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in pot fightPot advocates look to young voters to help make Oregon, Alaska latest states to legalize weed
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, photo, Paul Phua, left, and his son Darren, center, walk to Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas with their attorney Richard Schonfeld for their arraignment. Phua was arrested in July for his role in a multimillion-dollar World Cup betting scheme. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Erik Verduzco)  LAS VEGAS SUN OUT
Elaborate FBI repairman ruse shown in videosVideo gives details of FBI ruse to shut off Internet, impersonate repairmen in gambling case
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Roster of largest TIGER grantsRoster of largest TIGER grants, by congressional district
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Democratic areas win more transportation grantsDemocratic districts win greater share of transportation grants despite GOP's House majority
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, Kansas Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman answers a question during a debate with Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, in Overland Park, Kansas. After millions of Americans vote next week, after billions were spent to win those votes, could it be that control of the Senate ultimately comes down to the whims of ... Angus King? Or a Senate rookie named Greg Orman? Both are independents, and if the math falls just right on Election Day, which party they decided to side with in the chamber will decide which party takes control in the next Congress.  (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
Senate control could turn on 2 independents' movesMaine, Kansas independents could swing Senate control to either party under some scenarios
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Ebola patients sit inside the Island Clinic Treatment center, where they are kept under quarantine in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a real trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)
Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questionedEbola spurs debate on quarantines; experts say they are used rarely, question their efficacy
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President Barack Obama speaks at an event with American health care workers fighting Ebola, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Obama to rally for Maine gubernatorial candidateObama's next campaign stop? Maine for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud
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For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' ruleGovernment sets 'gainful employment' rule for-profit colleges whose grads don't earn enough
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pauses while speaking during a voting rally for state Republican candidates, in Castle Rock, Colo., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Senate candidate Cory Gardner and gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez were among the candidates who joined Bush at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Jeb Bush swipes at Hillary Clinton in ColoradoJeb Bush swipes at Hillary Clinton in Colorado in possible preview of 2016 presidential race
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, left, and his Republican challenger, former state attorney general Dan Sullivan participate in a debate at a high school auditorium in Kodiak, Alaska. Scores of Alaskans have complained about receiving emails and letters to find their voting histories, and those of their acquaintances, sent by an elusive group calling itself the Alaska State Voter Program. (AP Photo/Nicolas Riccardi)
Group exposes voting histories of Alaska residentsAlaska residents targeted by group listing voting histories of recipients and acquaintances
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Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain attends an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, where President Barack Obama met with American health care workers fighting Ebola. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troopsQuarantines: 21-day holds ordered for returning troops; nurse resists her confinement in Maine
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Independent staying in Maine governor's raceIndependent candidate Cutler says he's staying in Maine governor's race despite pressure
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