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Staff of Virgin Galactic stand guard outside the company's facilities at Mojave Air and Space Port after the company has reported an unspecified problem during a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket in Mojave, Calif.  Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.   (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flightSpacecraft for tourists explodes during test in another setback for commercial space travel
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo, Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Republican Charlie Baker left, and Democrat Martha Coakley shake hands before their debate at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, Mass. acing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation’s last Democratic strongholds. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Christine Peterson, File)
Early votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits?Early voters already top 15 million in 31 states; both sides claim boost in battle for Senate
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Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) gets this pass swatted away by Louisville cornerback Terrell Floyd (19) in their NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Column: Seminoles a team everyone loves to hateColumn: Florida State keeps winning, relishing role as Public Enemy No. 1 in college football
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A White House usher takes a model of one of the Obama dogs outside as Halloween decorations adorn the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, ahead of festivities for trick-or-treaters. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome local children and children of military families to 'trick-or-treat' at the White House for Halloween. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Mostly treats, no tricks at White House HalloweenObama, first lady hand out candy, cookies and apples as White House tricks out for Halloween
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The exterior of Mexico's Medical Forensic Service (SEMEFO) where the bodies of three U.S. citizens are being held in Matamoros, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 29, 2014. Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing. Parents of the three siblings, whose bodies were identified Thursday, have said witnesses reported they were seized by men dressed in police gear calling themselves "Hercules," a tactical security unit in the violent border city of Matamoros wracked by cartel infighting. (AP Photo/Christopher Sherman)
Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 AmericansMexico police questioned in kidnap, killing of 3 US citizens, Mexican friend near the border
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Students isolated as expulsion alternativeColorado students isolated in closet-sized rooms as expulsion alternative
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Daredevil Nik Wallenda, responds to a question during a news conference Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago. On Sunday, Wallenda will attempt to walk uphill at a 15-degree angle from the Marina City west tower across the Chicago River to the top of the 635-foot Leo Burnett Building.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Wallenda ready for windy Chicago tightrope walksTightrope walker Nik Wallenda says he's ready for windy Chicago skyscraper crossings
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scareCanada to stop giving visas to residents of West African countries with widespread Ebola
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FILE - This undated file photo taken from an Instagram posting shows an overlook of Crater Lake in Oregon with a rock painting. As investigators find more of the eerie faces scrawled on rocks in some of the West’s most picturesque landscapes, park managers are trying to figure out how they’ll get rid of the graffiti-like paintings. Casey Nocket, the 21-year-old suspect identified by the park service this week, allegedly used acrylic paint and markers to leave eerie faces in at least eight parks across California, Colorado, Utah and Oregon, including the one in this photo. (AP Photo/Instagram, File)
Painted faces at parks need painstaking removalArt or graffiti? Either way, removing paintings at national parks is painstaking work
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
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  • Dozen agents involved in effort at home care offices

    Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa Peter Deegan, Jr. released a statement to KCCI on Tuesday afternoon, saying "Government personnel were at 2500 University Ave. in West Des Moines earlier today on official business. No additional information is available at this time." KCCI-TV Des Moines, Tue, Oct 28 2014 @ 07:01 PM
  • 'Get Out The Vote' Effort Blocks Voters In Polk County

    A "Get out the early vote" effort actually delaying potential voters from getting into the Polk County Auditor's office for about twenty minutes Friday morning. Sister Simone Campbell says one common complaint they're hearing out on the street is about all the negative campaign ads. WHO-AM Des Moines, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 04:16 PM
  • Early Voting At Record Levels

    Latest numbers as of 10:30 Friday morning show more than 70-thousand absentee ballots returned in Polk County alone. And, Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald says it's shaping up to be the biggest early or absentee voting turn-out in a non-presidential election year. WHO-AM Des Moines, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 04:16 PM
  • What will stop habitual OWI offenders in Iowa?

    The penalties for repeat drunken drivers in Iowa are stiff. They pay thousands of dollars in fines, losing your driver's license and even prison, but sometimes even that is not enough to keep them from driving again. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 11:22 PM
  • Dona t criticize Iowa farmers, say Des Moines voters

    The Post's Ben Terris spoke to voters in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday on their thoughts going into the 2014 Iowa Senate race. "Iowa is the only state that actually has these [ads] as bad as we do because we're so in the middle," one voter told The Post's Ben Terris. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 05:11 PM
  • 3 school districts receive state literacy grants

    Three Iowa school districts have been notified they'll receive grants from the state to boost the literacy skills of students who don't speak English. The Denison, Des Moines and Postville districts will receive grants. Education Week, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 03:50 PM
  • GOP team upbeat as Iowa political campaigns near final days

    U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak, speaks at a campaign stop at a West Des Moines restaurant on Friday as Gov. Terry Branstad and other GOP candidates listen. The GOP team also made stops in Fort Dodge, Sioux City and Council Bluffs on Friday. KCRG, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 01:08 PM
  • Man leads police on chase, hops train to escape

    Des Moines police said a man is on the run after leading officers on a chase overnight and jumping on a train to escape. New this morning. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 08:10 AM
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