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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.

ABUJA, Nigeria — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.

WASHINGTON — A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.

NEW YORK — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

FERGUSON, Mo. — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

TWISP, Wash. — Officials in an area of north-central Washington scarred by massive wildfires say heavy rains unleashed mudslides that damaged or destroyed 10 homes and blocked highways.

Before announcing whether a 16-year-old would be tried for three murders as a boy or as a man, Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw explained his dilemma.

Yochanan Salazar is constantly afraid.

NEW YORK — Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge.

Downtown motorists and two-wheeling college students are all about to get a little bit safer.

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith is either terrible at long-range planning or about as good as he can be — depending on which school board member graded him on his annual evaluation that became available Friday.

A Jackson County, Ala., deputy was forced to shoot a man Thursday at a home in Bryant where authorities were called to investigate a domestic disturbance, authorities said.

One suspect was arrested Friday in a series of church burglaries that occurred last week in Cleveland, Tenn., police there said.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke appointed Justin Wilkins to be his deputy chief of staff Friday.

State Sen. Jim Tracy's campaign has only a few more days in which to concede or push for a recount in his race to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District.

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