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Ukrainian voters cast their ballots at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.


2014-10-26 02:01:36 -0600

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, left, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, listen as Branstad's granddaughters sing Happy Birthday during Branstad's birthday bash on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 in Clive, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave)CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch.


2014-10-26 00:33:11 -0600

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power arrives at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New YorkBy Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and will also visit Liberia and Sierra Leone, making the trip despite calls by some U.S. lawmakers for a travel ban on the three West African countries worst-affected by Ebola. Power, a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet, left Washington on Saturday. ...


2014-10-25 17:56:49 -0600