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Will shame drive Alaska’s voters to the polls?

Letter-shaming is the latest tactic being used to get drive Alaskans to the polls. Photo by Flickr user Lynn D. Rosentrater. Editor’s Note: As a contentious U.S. Senate race plays out in their backyards, Alaska voters are receiving uprecedented national attention this election season. Show More Summary

Join an election live chat and viewing with NewsHour’s politics team

Gwen Ifill reported from Colorado earlier this month. Join our team of politics reporters and producers for a viewing Wednesday of PBS NewsHour’s 2014 election stories. Throughout the 2014 campaign season, PBS NewsHour has been reporting on some of the most exciting races directly from the field. Show More Summary

How concerned should Coloradans be about voter fraud?

Photo by Flickr user Upupa4me. Editor’s Note: Supporters of voter ID laws, rules requiring voters to show some form of identification prior to casting ballots, believe these rules prohibit fraud at the polls, while opponents allege they disenfranchise certain categories of voters. Show More Summary

Troops returning from Ebola mission will be quarantined for 21 days

A U.S. Marine checks the temperature of Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, before boarding an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on October 15, 2014 in Tubmanburg, Liberia. The general visited the site of the first...Show More Summary

FBI impersonated repairmen in ruse, court filing says

WASHINGTON — Federal agents turned off Internet access to three luxury villas at a Las Vegas hotel then impersonated repair technicians to surreptitiously get inside and collect evidence in an investigation of online sports betting,Show More Summary

Unmanned rocket bound for ISS explodes on takeoff

An unmanned commercial rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station exploded shortly after lift-off at 6:22 pm EDT Tuesday over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Virginia. NASA’s live feed shows the rocket bursting...Show More Summary

Join an election live chat with NewsHour’s politics team

Gwen Ifill reported from Colorado earlier this month. Join our team of politics reporters and producers for a viewing Wednesday of PBS NewsHour’s 2014 election stories. Throughout the 2014 campaign season, PBS NewsHour has been reporting on some of the most exciting races directly from the field. Show More Summary

The newest addition to Lowe’s toolkit: a robot sales associate

Lowe’s Innovation Labs developed a robot sales associate, which will debut at the end of November. Photo courtesy Fellow Robots Lowe’s newest employee is its most groundbreaking power tool yet. Say hello to OSHbot the robot sales associate. At...Show More Summary

Full interview: Gwen Ifill with Sen. Kay Hagan

Everywhere she goes in North Carolina, Sen. Kay Hagan asks her supporters to repeat the same refrain: “Collectively say with me,” Hagan said to a packed room in Durham’s Convention Center Sunday, “Our state is not for sale.” And while that may be true, the price tag of this hotly contested U.S. Show More Summary

Full interview: Gwen Ifill with U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis

At a campaign office in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sunday, Thom Tillis, The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, told a group of volunteers that he was recently at a televised football game where, after long delays between plays on the field, he joked with a friend, “They’re probably playing all our commercials now.” He might have been right. Show More Summary

Both parties duck immigration reform in attempts to attract Colorado’s Latino voters

Luis Valenzuela, left, Carla Castedo, center, and Ricardo Martinez, right, prepare for an evening of canvassing in heavily-Latino neighborhoods on Wednesday, Oct. 15. These workers will provide information to voters about their polling places and voting deadlines in an effort in increase voter turnout. Show More Summary

Latest Islamic State propaganda video depicts British hostage as war correspondent

Freelance British photojournalist, John Cantlie — abducted in 2012 along with U.S. journalist James Foley — appears in the Islamic State’s latest video as a foreign correspondent reporting from the Syrian town of Kobani, the New York Times reported. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Obama to address Ebola guidelines

PBS NewsHour will livestream President Obama’s statement at 2:55 PM EDT. WASHINGTON — For Americans wondering why President Barack Obama hasn’t forced all states to follow a single, national rule for isolating potential Ebola patients,...Show More Summary

Polls Show Runoffs Possible In Georgia’s Top Races

Photo by Chris Ferguson/ WABE Editor’s Note: The GOP must gain six Senate seats to gain full control of Congress this fall, and with so many surprisingly tight races and the potential for upsets in Republican strongholds, victory is not a sure bet. Show More Summary

1 in 6 female undergrads sexually assaulted on MIT campus, survey finds

In an unprecedented, broad-based survey, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology polled students about their attitudes and experiences with sexual assault on campus. One in six female undergraduate students who responded to the survey say they’ve experienced sexual assault on the Cambridge, Mass. Show More Summary

The Rob Ford era ends, as Toronto elects a new mayor

Photo by Flickr user West Annex News TORONTO — Toronto’s next mayor will be a straight-laced, button down moderate conservative — almost the polar opposite of current Mayor Rob Ford, whose term was plagued by scandals involving public...Show More Summary

U.S. Postal Service approved nearly 50,000 law enforcement requests to monitor mail

A U.S. postal worker loads up his truck with mail for delivery from the postal station in Carlsbad, California on Feb. 6, 2013. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters Law enforcement agencies tracked tens of thousands of pieces of mail of Americans...Show More Summary

States have options to go beyond CDC guidelines, Fauci says

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden (at table, from L), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Director Anthony Fauci testify before a House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the U.S. Show More Summary

Secular parliament set to take power in Tunisia after peaceful election

A Tunisian woman waves her national flag as she shows her ink-stained finger after voting in the country’s first post-revolution parliamentary election in Tunis on Sunday. Tunisians voted in an election seen as pivotal to establishing democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings. Show More Summary

Live Election Results 2014

Watch PBS NewsHour’s live election coverage in the player above. We will live stream results from 6-11:30 p.m. EST Nov. 4. As control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance, PBS NewsHour is bringing you live results and analysis this Election Day. Show More Summary

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