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Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a campaign stop called Politics and Eggs with business leaders and political activist, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

Scott Walker vows to defeat Islamic State, reduce Iran’s influence

- The Washington Times

GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker said Friday the United States is at war with radical Islam, calling it a “generational struggle” while vowing to defeat the Islamic State and curb Iran’s influence in the world. The Wisconsin governor sought to convince voters that he has the national security chops to serve as the next commander-in-chief.

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and presidential hopeful, smiles while speaking during an event hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative in New York on Aug. 14, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House taunts Rubio over China proposal

- The Washington Times

The White House Friday ridiculed Sen. Marco Rubio, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, for calling on President Obama to downgrade a state visit for the president of China next month.

Jeb Bush on Donald Trump: ‘For him, it’s all about him’

- The Washington Times

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Friday once again referred to businessman Donald Trump as the Republican presidential front-runner, saying that while Mr. Trump has tapped into people’s legitimate grievances with Washington, the real estate mogul is still “all about him.”

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FILE - In this Friday, July 16, 2011, file photo, Secretary of State Dianna Duran, right, talks about her office's efforts to ensure the accuracy of the state's voter registration rolls during an interim legislative committee hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. On Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, New Mexicao Attorney General Hector Balderas charged Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

New Mexico secretary of state charged with theft

- Associated Press

New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Associated Press

Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Andy and Barbara Parker, of Collinsville, Va. mourn the loss of their daughter, Alison Parker, a journalist for WDBJ, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former colleague during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta, Va. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT;  CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBI

After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control

- Associated Press

Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV.

This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, shows Vester Lee Flanagan II, who killed WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Flanagan was a former employee at WDBJ who appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire erupted

- Associated Press

The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group.

Arkansas attorney general: Law allows 'open carry' of guns

- Associated Press

A 2013 Arkansas law allows people to openly carry handguns if they don't plan on using them illegally against someone, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Friday, contrasting with her Democratic predecessor's stance.

Andy and Barbara Parker, of Collinsville, Va. mourn the loss of their daughter, Alison Parker, a journalist for WDBJ, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former colleague during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta, Va. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT;  CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBI

After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control

- Associated Press

Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV.

Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

- Associated Press

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.

Arpaio lawyer hopeful that contempt case will get settled

- Associated Press

A lawyer for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has expressed hope that a contempt-of-court case over his client's acknowledged disobedience of court orders in a racial profiling lawsuit could be settled before the lawman undergoes contempt hearings next month.