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The Galveston County Daily News : Politics

October 31, 2014

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Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in National Parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.

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Pentagon gives defense civilians options on Ebola
Posted: October 31, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says its civilian employees who return from Ebola response missions in West Africa will not be required to undergo the same 21-day quarantine-like monitoring that is required of most returning U.S. military members.

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Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:03 pm

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight in Southern California's Mojave Desert, a witness said Friday.

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Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:03 pm

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.

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Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:03 pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."

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After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:03 pm

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

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Democrats in tight New England governor races
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:03 pm

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Facing 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.

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AP NewsBreak: Albuquerque police reforms ordered
Posted: October 31, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached an agreement to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.

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Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

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