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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, militants from the Islamic State parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on a main street in Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic state group has accelerated killings of former policemen and army officers, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule. Such killings, including the deadly attack on police Col. Mohammed Hassan and his son in mid October, have accelerated in recent days, as the extremists' opponents - Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes - have made some gains, taking back several towns that the militants had overrun. (AP Photo, File)
UN: At least 1,273 Iraqis killed in OctoberUN report: At least 1,273 Iraqis killed in October violence, a slight increase over last month
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In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, a car burns after being set alight by protesters outside the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime President Blaise Compaore who seeks another term, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Protesters stormed Burkina Faso’s parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president’s rule during his 27 years in power. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)
2nd soldier claims presidency in Burkina Faso2nd Burkina Faso soldier declares he is head of state after protest push president from power
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New question in Texas: Can Davis survive defeat?In race for Texas governor, new question is whether Wendy Davis can survive defeat
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UK warns travelers they could be terror targetsUK warns British travelers they could be targeted by Islamic State group terrorists
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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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  • Witness Chases Would-Be Purse Snatcher in Orlando

    A man who was heading to the gym chased down a would-be purse snatcher after he attacked a 76-year-old woman outside an Orlando Winn-Dixie. Kendrick Taylor told WESH he heard the woman screaming for help on Wednesday and ran after the man. WCTV Tallahassee, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 08:26 AM
  • Ex-Florida A&M band member convicted in hazing death

    Dante Martin waits for jury selection Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, as he stands trial in Orange County, Fla. Martin is one of four members of Florida AM University's marching band charged with manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of Robert Champion. Star Tribune, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 05:51 PM
  • Former Florida A&M band member convicted of manslaughter in drum major's hazing death

    Dante Martin waits for jury selection Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, as he stands trial in Orange County, Fla. Martin is one of four members of Florida AM University's marching band charged with manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of Robert Champion. Star Tribune, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 05:15 PM
  • Florida school district asked to give students Satanic coloring book, newspaper reports

    A national group called The Satanic Temple has asked an Orange County, Florida school district to hand out copies of its Satanic coloring book to students in January, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The request to give students copies of "The Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities" is reportedly in opposition to the school district's policy allowing religious materials to be distributed inside its schools, the report states. NOLA.com, Sat, Nov 1 2014 @ 12:07 AM
  • Central Florida voters excited, exhausted over governor's race

    Eighty-six-year-old Dottie Anthony pulled up to the Seminole County elections headquarters in her lime green Volkswagen Beetle this week with a singular mission: to cast a vote for Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Voters in Seminole County and neighboring Orange County know they could play a pivotal role in determining Florida's next governor. St. Petersburg Times, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 05:21 PM
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