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8:06am

Thu October 31, 2013
The Two-Way

No More Guns For Neighborhood Watch In Sanford, Fla.

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 9:03 am

George Zimmerman.
Gary W. Green EPA/LANDOV

The police chief in Sanford, Fla., where neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin in February 2012, will unveil rules next week that stress "volunteers are not to carry guns and not to follow suspects," our colleagues at Orlando's WMFE report.

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7:11am

Thu October 31, 2013
It's All Politics

Thursday Political Mix: For Obama, Halloween Comes Everyday

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 7:35 am

Pumpkins with likenesses of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on display at Madame Tussauds in New York, October 22, 2013.
EMMANUEL DUNAND AFP/Getty Images

Happy Halloween, fellow political junkies.

It was predictable that President Obama would face more political tricks than treats as a re-elected president than he did as a new one if only because, unlike his first term, he started his second with a Republican House largely hostile to him and his agenda.

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7:08am

Thu October 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Dip For Third Straight Week

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 8:37 am

The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance fell by 10,000 last week, to 340,000 from 350,000 the week before, the Employment and Training Administration said Thursday.

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6:47am

Thu October 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Edward Snowden Has Job At Russian Website, Lawyer Says

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 8:22 am

Edward Snowden, seen during a video interview with The Guardian.
Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras EPA/LANDOV

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has leaked secrets about the agency's spying and surveillance programs, "has found a website maintenance job in Russia," according to that nation's RIA Novosti news agency.

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6:11am

Thu October 31, 2013
Parallels

World Headlines: Maliki Seeks U.S. Help On Iraq Security

Vice President Joe Biden welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Iraq, Al Sabah

We begin with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's visit to Washington.

The newspaper reported on Maliki's meetings Wednesday with Vice President Joe Biden, who renewed U.S. support for Iraq's security.

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