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Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
US, China air differences over Hong Kong protestsTop China, US diplomats air differences over Hong Kong student protests for electoral change
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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach discusses a court ruling declaring that Democrats don't have to pick a new U.S. Senate nominee, during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach has argued that a state election law requires Democrats to pick a new candidate after their previous nominee dropped out, but a three-judge panel in Shawnee County disagrees. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Court: Democrats don't need Kansas Senate nomineeKansas court says Democrats aren't required to name new US Senate challenger for GOP's Roberts
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For Secret Service, bad story kept getting worseFor Secret Service, the fence-jumper story just kept getting worse as details trickled out
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This courtroom artist rendering shows U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson, left, presiding during Omar J. Gonzalez's , center, case in court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Gonzalez, accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.  (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)
Secret Service chief quits due to security lapsesSecret Service chief quits due to White House security lapses, eroding congressional support
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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the White House to board the Marine One helicopter en route to Chicago from Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the announcement of the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson amid a recent White House security breach. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Obama dines with fundraising contest winnersObama dines with 2 winners of Democratic fundraising contests
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014 file photo, Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks in Louisville, Ky. Mitch McConnell is criticizing his opponent for taking her taxpayer salary while campaigning for the U.S. Senate. But McConnell is getting even more government pay while he serves in the Senate and campaigns for a sixth term. A new TV ad cites Alison Lundergan Grimes' $117,000 salary as Kentucky's secretary of state while showing photos of her empty parking space at the state Capitol. Grimes won't say how many days she has missed while campaigning. McConnell makes $193,400 as the Senate minority leader. He has a 99 percent voting record in the Senate for his career. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
McConnell, Grimes both get public pay to campaignKY ad war: McConnell hits Grimes for taking public salary while campaigning; but he does, too
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Not guilty plea for man in White House incidentIn court appearance, man indicted for breaching White House security pleads not guilty
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6 implicated in National Guard bribery schemeProsecutors: 6 people implicated in Army National Guard bribery scheme; 3 plead guilty
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, on the military health care system. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Hagel: Military medical system 'average'Hagel labels US military medical system 'average,' in need of improvement
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for the first time since a rash of civilian casualties during Israel's summer war with Hamas heightened tensions between two leaders who have long had a prickly relationship. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing projectUS sharply criticizes new Israeli construction project following Obama, Netanyahu meeting
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Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting lawCourt blocks part of North Carolina voting law, says it may disenfranchise black voters
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FILE - This undated file image made available by the CDC shows the Ebola Virus. U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, came word that it had happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. (AP Photo/CDC, File)
Questions and answers about the US Ebola caseQuestions and answers about the US Ebola case
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