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Hagan, Tillis ready for first debate in North Carolina Senate race

- The Washington Times

North Carolina voters already have seen plenty of Sen. Kay Hagan and state House Speaker Thom Tillis on TV, mostly in grainy video clips or freeze-frame photos that make them look either angry or foolish, as a barrage of attack ads muddy the airways in the state’s hard-fought U.S. Senate contest.

In his Labor Day speech, President Obama tried to boost his administration's standing with the labor movement after a series of high-profile clashes. Most recently, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took aim at Mr. Obama's economic team, saying not enough progress has been made on behalf of the working class. (Associated Press)

Obama tries to bolster union support on Labor Day

- The Washington Times

After riling unions on everything from Obamacare to the Keystone XL oil pipeline to a stagnated economy, a passionate President Obama on Monday sought to rally organized labor and energize the key Democratic constituency ahead of the November congressional elections.

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2013 file photo shows then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.  To congressional Republicans, "Benghazi" is shorthand for incompetence and cover-up. Democrats hear it as the hollow sound of pointless investigations. It is, in fact, a Mediterranean port city in Libya that was the site of an attack on an American diplomatic compound on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. That's nearly all that U.S. politicians can agree on about Benghazi. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Here comes Benghazi, The Investigation

- The Washington Times

The 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is nine days off, bringing a certain disquiet to the nation, along with newly realized resolve. Recent polls consistently reveal a public that is more hawk than dove; Americans approve of airstrikes against Islamic State fighters, while majorities say the Obama administration’s approach to the challenge is not aggressive enough.

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Athletes from a local gymnastics team break from training, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. In just over a week, North Korea will send its top athletes to win gold for their leader in what could well be the biggest sporting event of their lives and a major propaganda campaign for their nation, the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

North Korea athletes on mission for political gold

- Associated Press

It's a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang. Two women's soccer teams head to the sidelines of the artificial turf, leaving only a row of archers to continue their practice before several senior sports ministry officials. So sure are they of their aim - or, perhaps, so impromptu is the decision to have them shoot here - that there are no barriers behind the targets, posted on simple squares of straw.

Chicago activist back in court in immigration case

Associated Press

A Chicago-area woman accused of covering up her conviction in a bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time since a new Detroit judge was assigned to her case.

Editorials from around Ohio

- Associated Press

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

5 things to know about the Florida election

- Associated Press

Florida's governor's race will be a nationally watched contest between unpopular Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who won office during the tea party surge and now advocates for more government spending, and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who used to call himself a Ronald Reagan Republican and now cozies up to President Barack Obama. And it will be brutal.

In Virginia, US Senate race unusually low key

- Associated Press

As a swing state that holds off-year elections, Virginia is used to marquee campaigns: National groups poured millions of dollars into last year's heated matchup for governor between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and presidential candidates give the state their full attention.

5 things to know about Louisiana's election

- Associated Press

Here are five things to know about Louisiana's Nov. 4 ballot, which includes all six U.S. House seats and a heavily watched battle for the U.S. Senate:

Five things to know about Delaware's election

- Associated Press

Here are five things to know about campaigns, candidates and politics in Delaware as voters prepare for the Sept. 9 primary contest and Nov. 4 general election:

Md. looks to rebound from low primary turnout

- Associated Press

Maryland Democrats and Republicans were equally unenthusiastic about voting in June's primary, a fact that has the gubernatorial campaigns of Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan focusing on boosting turnout in November.

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis shakes hands with people attending the Republican Day rally at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Davis faces Democrat Ann Callis, the former chief circuit judge in Madison County, in his re-election bid in the November election. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

- Associated Press

The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over accusations and negative advertising in Illinois' state races. Lack of interest in the Nov. 4 election.