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President Barack Obama greets a child dressed as Captain America and other costumed trick-or-treaters during Halloween festivities by the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed local children and children of military families to 'trick-or-treat' at the White House for Halloween. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Mostly treats at White House for HalloweenObama, first lady hand out candy, cookies as White House tricks itself out for Halloween
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Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scareCanada to stop giving visas to residents of West African countries with widespread Ebola
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The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket explodes in the air during a test flight on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The explosion killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Kenneth Brown)
Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flightSpacecraft for tourists explodes during test in another setback for commercial space travel
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Police release recordings from school shootingPolice struggled to secure sprawling campus, move thousands to safety
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Anti government political leader Boukari Kabore, center, among anti government protestors in Burkina Faso after the announcement of a new interim leader,  Gen. Honore Traore,  in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)
Protests push Burkina Faso president from powerViolent protests push longtime Burkina Faso president from power; army general takes over
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Smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., Thursday. Oct. 30, 2014, shortly after a small plane crashed into the building killing several people including the pilot. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Brian Corn) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT
NTSB: Kansas plane drifted to left before crashingWitnesses tell NTSB that Kansas small plane drifted to the left of runway before crashing
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo, Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, leaves federal court in Newark, N.J. George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. His motion to be released on bail was denied by U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Leslie Barbaro, File)
Judge denies former NBA player's fraud appealFederal judge in New Jersey denies former NBA player Tate George's fraud appeal
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UPDATES with latest developments; map shows extent of lava flow from Hawaiian volcano; 3c x 4 inches; 146 mm x 101 mm;
2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lavaPeople flock to see Hawaii lava, but eagerness for look gets 2 people arrested for trespassing
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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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  • '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
  • Habitual OWI offenders still on road

    The penalties for repeat drunken drivers in Iowa are stiff, but sometimes even that is not enough to keep them from driving again. They allegedly drink, drive, crash and go to jail, not once, not twice... but three times or more. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 10:39 PM
  • 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
  • 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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