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FILE- In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo election workers process ballots at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore., at the election headquarters in Portland, Ore. Voter turnout surpassed 50 percent in a handful of states: Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Minnesota. During each election over the past 10 years, the lineup of top performers has been nearly the same. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in OregonMidterm elections induced yawns among many Americans, but less so in Oregon
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Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspectedMali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected as UN voices worry over spread of disease
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Men gather outside of the building where a man was allegedly shot by a police officer the night before at the Louis Pink Houses public housing complex, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Brooklyn borough of New York.  A rookie police officer with his gun drawn shot to death 28-year-old Akai Gurley, an unarmed, innocent man in the darkened stairwell of the crime-ridden public housing complex, New York City police officials said Friday.  The shooting appeared to be an accident, Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answersAfter fatal shooting of unarmed man by New York police officer, family seeks answers
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speak to the media before a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Biden is visiting Turkey and is the latest in a stream of U.S. officials who have traveled to Turkey to urge Ankara to step up its role in fighting Islamic State militants in neighboring Syria. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugeesBiden announces nearly $135 million in additional humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees
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A woman embraces a child as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis on the occasion of an audience with health care workers and children with autism in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope meets with autistic childrenPope embraces children with autism as he seeks end to their isolation and stigma
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FILE - In this  Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson is not expecting to face criminal charges from a Missouri grand jury that has been investigating the nationally watched case for the past several months, a police union official said Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Jeff Roorda, the business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, said he met Thursday with Ferguson Police Officer Wilson, who has remained secluded from the public eye since the Aug. 9 shooting. Wilson remains confident in the outcome of the grand jury investigation, Roorda said.    (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)
Ferguson experiences 3rd straight night of unrestFerguson experiences 3rd straight night of unrest, with grand jury decision expected soon
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This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina in a Nov. 11, 2011, photo. Giardina, fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.   (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)
Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chipsInvestigators found fired nuke commander may have made counterfeit poker chips
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Family pays tribute to slain hostage Alan HenningFamily pays tribute to slain hostage Alan Henning at memorial service
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Strong quake strikes central Japan's Nagano cityStrong quake strikes central Japan; reports say 1 building collapses, several people injured
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  • Body of former Dane County Eagle Scout found in national park

    The body of a former Dane County Eagle Scout who once spent more than a 100 hours helping to build a house for Habitat for Humanity was found in Rocky Mountain National Park, where he planned to climb its highest peak, WISC-TV in Madison reported Friday. Peter Jeffris, 25, a former resident of Oregon and a 2007 graduate of Edgewood High School in Madison, had planned to climb Long's Peak, according to a story posted on the station's website. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 10:11 PM
  • Organization aims to bring equity to Madison community

    A local organization wants to start a conversation about how to bring equity to our community. Forward Community Investments invited its supporters to a panel discussion in Madison on Friday to talk about the role financial resources can play to promote racial equality. WKOW-TV, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 11:04 PM
  • Dane Co. voids worker contracts, citing ACT 10

    Dane County Executive Joe Parisi sent an email to county employees Thursday informing them their contracts were being thrown out because they are no longer legal after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Act 10 earlier this year. The contract with city workers ran through 2017. WKOW-TV, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 06:06 PM
  • Wis. police gain access to Narcan

    Most of the Madison Police Department's sergeants are now equipped to treat people overdosing from opiate drugs such as heroin with a potentially life-saving medication, after a training session on Wednesday. Two-thirds of the department's 39 sergeants have been trained in how to administer the anti-overdose drug Narcan, which police credit with saving scores of lives in Madison alone. EMS1, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 01:09 PM
  • Voters send mandate for Wisconsin to accept federal health care dollars

    ROCK COUNTY VOTE Rock County totals in the Nov. 4 advisory referendum asking whether the state should accept Affordable Care Act money: Yes 36,365 No 19,451 On election night, advisory referendums asking Wisconsin to accept enhanced federal dollars for BadgerCare provided by the Affordable Care Act won by landslide margins. The referendums won decisively even in areas that also supported Gov. Scott Walker and conservative legislative candidates. The Janesville Gazette, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 11:56 AM
  • Teens find home with foster mother but more foster homes are needed

    Foster parents for teenagers are in short supply in Dane County, but Bernadette Cole has been doing it for years. She's been a foster parent for 18 years, taking in teenage girls, in addition to her own five kids. WKOW-TV, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 02:08 AM
  • No charges against man police say put woman's life at risk

    No criminal charges have been filed against a man Arizona police officials say put a woman's life at risk in Dane County. A Wednesday news release from the Surprise, Arizona police department says "...long-distance action saves a woman in Wisconsin," and describes a woman in Wisconsin contacting Surprise Police staff members Aug. 28 about being held against her will. WKOW-TV, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 06:55 PM
  • Pet experts concerned cold start to the season will have harsh effect on animals

    The cold start to the season this year caught a lot of people by surprise. It's not only our own personal safety we should concerned about, but also that of our four-legged friends. WKOW-TV, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 09:18 PM
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