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NC campaign flier has background lynching photo

Associated Press

Neither Republicans nor Democrats say they know anything about fliers on the windshields of cars at a Fayetteville church that included a background photo of a lynching.

Governor signing law in response to Abu-Jamal talk

Associated Press

Spurred by outcry over a recent commencement speech by a man convicted of killing a police officer, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is scheduled to sign a bill Tuesday designed to prevent people convicted of crimes from causing their victims additional "mental anguish."

Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

- Associated Press

As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school - some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

Final arguments set in NJ eminent domain case

- Associated Press

A Superior Court judge was scheduled to hear final arguments in an eminent domain case between a New Jersey man and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

Gov. John Kitzhaber, left, and Rep. Dennis Richardson shake hands after a Gubernatorial Debate Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at NBC5 in Medford, Ore. (AP Photo/The Medford Mail Tribune, Julia Moore)

Oregon governor candidates meet in final debate

- Associated Press

In their sixth and final debate, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, repeatedly using the word "corruption" in connection with a consulting business operated by Kitzhaber's fiancee.

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

Associated Press

After defeating his Republican primary opponent by a mere 38 votes, scandal-ridden U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais appears to be only one of Tennessee's nine incumbent House members to face a serious challenge in the general election.

In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

- Associated Press

An old political standby - the future of Medicare - is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.

Indiana panel not making ethics suggestions

Associated Press

A state legislative panel isn't making any recommendations on ethics rules changes that the General Assembly is expected to consider during its upcoming session.