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Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters cheer as they leave the outskirts of Suruc, Turkey, towards the Turkey-Syria border, on the way to the Syrian city of Kobani, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battleIraqi peshmerga fighter prepare to battle against Islamic State group in Syrian town of Kobani
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 8, 2014 file photo, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria. Abubakar Shekau, leader of Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off. In a new video released late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Shekau dashed hopes for a prisoner exchange to get the girls released. Shekau's announcement further discredits the government of Jonathan, who on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 formally announced his candidacy for elections on Feb. 14, 2015 in Africa's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls marriedLeader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists denies cease-fire, says all kidnapped girls married off
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A Bangladeshi man walks in a shopping mall during a blackout in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, but power was restored to many parts of the country within a few hours, an official said. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
Blackout hits Bangladesh as line from India failsBangladesh goes dark in blackout as transmission line bringing electricity from India fails
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FILE - This May 3, 2014, file photo shows Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi left, who is being held at Tijuana's La Mesa Penitentiary. A Mexican judge Friday Oct. 31, 2014 ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. (AP Photo/UT San Diego, Alejandro Tamayo, File)
Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteranMexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine veteran with PTSD
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With four days left in Kentucky's combative Senate race, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., a 30-year incumbent, makes a final appeal for votes during a stop in Lexington, Ky., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The results of the closely watched Kentucky contest will be crucial in the midterm election that could shift the balance of power in Congress. The facility, SRC of Lexington, Inc., is a remanufacturer of engines, drive train components and hydraulics for industrial equipment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
As election closes in, Obama on center stageObama takes center stage as election closes in, clashes with McConnell on track of nation
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Acting Zambian president Guy Scott, second from right, watches over as eductaion minister John Phiri, foreground, signs a book of condolences in Lusaka, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Scott has taken over as acting president after President Michael Sata, in framed photo left, passed away in a London hospital last Sunday night. Sata's body will be returned to Lusaka, Saturday, with a state funeral planed for Nov. 11, 2014. (AP PhotoMoses Mwape)
Body of Zambian president arrives homeBody of Zambian President Michael Sata arrives home ahead of Nov. 11 burial
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South Africa arrests 2 Vietnamese for poaching2 Vietnamese arrested with rhino horns in South Africa anti-poaching operation
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China manufacturing growth falls in OctoberChinese manufacturing growth falls in October along with weakening economy
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Police and emergency respoders at the scene where three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit by a vehicle and killed while walking across a Southern California intersection in Santa Ana Calif.,  Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says the girls were hit while in a crosswalk near an elementary school early Friday evening. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Paul Rodriguez)
Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on HalloweenCalifornia police seek driver who fled after vehicle fatally injured 3 teen trick-or-treaters
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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
  • How Kids React to Negative Political Ads

    We've all heard the negative political ads. Especially the US Senate race between Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 10:42 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
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