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    Totally sweet portraits made of Halloween candy

    Totally sweet portraits made of Halloween candyEric Millikin is building your favorite monsters out of Halloween candy. First up is The Creature from the Black Lagoon. You can find the full series at freep.com/totallysweet 
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    • 1 week, 3 days ago
    News

    The day in pictures

    The day in picturesRandy "The Kiteman", of Delray Beach, tries to fly his kite during Kiteober Kite Festival at Haulover Beach Park in North Miami Beach, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ORG XMIT: FLAD101
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    Elections

    A history of professional athletes in Congress

    A history of professional athletes in CongressRep. Tom McMillen, left, and Sen. Bill Bradley, both former NBA players, share a laugh while speaking to the media on Capitol Hill in January 1990.
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    World

    A look at Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

    A look at Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala YousafzaiPakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai speaks at the Girl Summit 2014 at Walworth Academy on July 22 in London, England.
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    Infographic: Spread of the Ebola virus

    Infographic: Spread of the Ebola virusThe World Health Organization estimates that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed nearly 4,500 people.
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    Download USA TODAY's Political Ad Tracker

    Download USA TODAY's Political Ad TrackerWith USA TODAY's Political Ad Tracker, a new iPhone app, you can watch, read analyses of and weigh in on the latest ads in Senate, House and gubernatorial races across the country.
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    • 1 month ago
    Nation

    Ebola fear eases in Dallas as people are cleared

    Ebola fear eases in Dallas as people are clearedFear of the deadly Ebola virus is diminishing as nearly all of Thomas Eric Duncan's potential contacts in Dallas have been cleared form the 21-day waiting period. (Oct. 20)
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    Suspect in Va abduction charged in rape case

    Suspect in Va abduction charged in rape caseThe suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in northern Virginia in 2005. (Oct. 20)
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    Washington

    Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted

    Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard indictedRepublican accused of using his office to send business to companies he had interest in.
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    Surfer fends off shark attack with fist, board

    Surfer fends off shark attack with fist, boardKaleo Roberson was holding one of his children when a 12- to 14-foot tiger shark appeared.
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    World

    Turkey allows Iraqi Kurds to join fight in Kobani

    Turkey allows Iraqi Kurds to join fight in KobaniThe U.S. begins airdrops to get supplies to Kurdish fighters in Kobani, Syria.
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    Nation

    Jesse Matthew indicted for attempted murder

    Jesse Matthew indicted for attempted murderJesse Matthew, the suspect in custody for the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, has been indicted by a grand jury in Fairfax, Virginia for the 2005 sexual assault that also included attempted murder and abduction.
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