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They were among more than 3,900 people who received letters in August questioning their citizenship.

Mr. Gessler’s office previously said an additional 141 people who received letters appeared to be noncitizens, based on a federal immigration database.

Elections officials did additional checks after obtaining more immigration identification numbers to run through the database.

Mr. Gessler, a Republican, said Tuesday that he wants “to ensure the most accurate, reliable elections possible.”

MISSOURI

Paper: Akin arrested in ‘80s abortion protests

Missouri Senate candidate Rep. W. Todd Akin was repeatedly arrested during anti-abortion protests in the 1980s, including at least once when police had to carry him away, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Mr. Akin, who is challenging Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in the Nov. 6 election, acknowledged last month during a campaign event that he had been arrested about 25 years ago as part of an anti-abortion protest. But Mr. Akin has repeatedly declined to discuss additional details.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on its website Tuesday that its newspaper archives include at least three accounts of Mr. Akin being arrested in March and April of 1985 for criminal trespass and resisting arrest at abortion clinics in the St. Louis area. He apparently never was charged.

INDIANA

Romney cuts spot for Mourdock in tight race

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is extending his political coattails to Indiana’s GOP Senate candidate, Richard Mourdock, in a new ad, but the race against Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly remains a big-money, high-stakes stalemate two weeks before Election Day.

In a new ad airing statewide, Mr. Romney accuses Mr. Donnelly of supporting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s “agenda” in Washington and calls Mr. Mourdock “the 51st vote” needed to repeal President Obama’s health care law.

MEDIA

Fox sets viewership record with 3rd presidential debate

NEW YORK — The third debate between President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney stands as the most-watched telecast ever on the Fox News Channel.

The Nielsen company said Tuesday that an estimated 11.5 million people watched Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney tussle Monday night on foreign policy on FNC. The network’s previous record was the 11.1 million who watched the second presidential debate last week and the Joseph R. Biden-Sarah Palin vice presidential debate of 2008.

PENTAGON

Decision expected soon on general’s punishment

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