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New York Dem Mailer: We'll Know If You Didn't Vote

A mailer from the New York State Democratic Committee is angering some recipients with intimidating language about tracking whether they did not vote. One states, "Dear Thomas: Our records indicate that you are registered in New York County. Show More Summary

City Worker Suspended for Talking Like a Robot

A longtime city New York City Health Department worker was suspended 20 days without pay for answering customer-service calls in a robot voice. Ronald Dillon, a computer specialist for the agency's IT help desk who assists co-workers...Show More Summary

Maine Judge Rejects Attempt to Quarantine Nurse

A judge rejected Maine's attempt to quarantine a healthy nurse who treated Ebola patients, causing the state trooper car parked outside her house to leave. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere said that Kaci Hickox must continue daily monitoring and check with state officials about travel, but quarantine is not required because she is healthy. Show More Summary

Born and Raised in Texas, But Not Allowed to Vote

Ed Pilkington, The Guardian: Eric Kennie is a Texan. He is as Texan as the yucca plants growing outside his house. So Texan that he has never, in his 45 years, traveled outside the state. In fact, he has never even left his native city of Austin. Show More Summary

SpaceShipTwo Crashes on Test Flight

A "serious anomaly" resulted in the "loss" of SpaceShipTwo during a test flight Friday, and the status of the pilots isn't known, Virgin Galactic said. Virgin Galactic has planned for years to sell trips in which SpaceShipTwo transports...Show More Summary

Apple CEO Tim Cook: I'm Proud to Be Gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook has become the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to come out about being gay, writing a commentary for Bloomberg Business Week with the revelation. "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now. Show More Summary

College Students Fight Removal of Their Polling Place

When local Republicans stripped a polling station from Appalachian State University in North Carolina campus, students cried foul. They fought back against what they described as an attempt to suppress their vote -- and won in court....Show More Summary

GDP Up 3.5%, Best 6-Month Span in 10 Years

The nation's economic output rose at a healthy 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, according to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. After an even faster pace of growth in the spring (4.6 percent),...Show More Summary

Maine School Teacher Sent Home for Visiting Dallas

An elementary school in Maine has sent one of its teachers home for 21 days paid leave over Ebola concerns because she visited Dallas. There is no evidence the Strong Elementary School teacher was in contact with anyone who may haveShow More Summary

Africa Has Their Own President Obama (he's White)

When Guy Scott takes the reins as Zambia's interim President, he'll become the first white African head of state in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid.

'Stop the Violence' Activists Attack Ex-Roommate

Two "Stop the Violence" organizers in Washington, Pennsylvania, allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition. Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused...Show More Summary

Eric Frein Caught in Pennsylvania

Eric Frein, the suspect in the deadly ambush of a Pennsylvania state trooper, has been taken into custody after a month-long manhunt, the Pennsylvania State Police announced Thursday night. No details were immediately released about his capture. Show More Summary

New Mexico Denies Voter IDs to Navajo 'Illiterates'

The New Mexico Motor Vehicles Division (MVD) has reportedly stopped issuing driver's licenses or photo identification cards used for voting to so-called "illiterates" who only speak the Navajo language. In a memo obtained by ProgressNowNM, Bureau Chief Aurora Lopez outlines the policy for MVD employees. Show More Summary

All Verizon Mobile Devices Reveal User's Unique ID

Wired: Verizon Wireless has been subtly altering the web traffic of its wireless customers for the past two years, inserting a string of about 50 letters, numbers, and characters into data flowing between these customers and the websites they visit. Show More Summary

Border Militia Member Had Ammonium Nitrate, Guns

Federal agents found a box filled with what appeared to be ammonium nitrate -- which can cause major explosions Â? along with firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition during a search of the hotel room of militia member Kevin Lyndel Massey. Show More Summary

Dad: Why I Saved Nothing for My 8 Kids' College

David T. Fagan has eight kids and his oldest daughter is a senior in high school -- and he hasn't saved a penny for his children's college education. But Fagan isn't stressing. In fact, Fagan says he would prefer it if his children didn't go to college at all. Show More Summary

8 Women Accuse CBC Radio Host Jian Ghomeshi

Eight women from across Canada now accuse former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi of abusive behaviour ranging from allegations of beating and choking without consent, to workplace sexual harassment. One of the women, popular Canadian television actor Lucy DeCoutere, has agreed to be identified. Show More Summary

Plane Crashes Into Building at Kansas Airport

A plane appears to have crashed at a building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning, CNN affiliate KSNW reported. Video from KSNW showed thick smoke rising from what appeared to be a two-story building at 10:20 a.m. CT. Two people are dead and four people are injured.

50,000 Voter Registrations Missing in Georgia?

Voting-rights advocates are running out of time in Georgia, where civil-rights groups say more than 50,000 new voter registrations have gone missing since they submitted them to state and local officials earlier this year. If 50,000 potential votes seem like a small prize in a state of nearly 10 million, consider that outgoing Sen. Show More Summary

Georgia Governor's Shady Business Deals

Bryan Long, Salon (via Flagpole: Back in 2007, Georgia Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham noticed something funny in the state budget. What he discovered would bring to light a scandal then nearly 20 years old, yet which still hasn't ended. Show More Summary

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