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TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016

In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 8:35 P.M.

FBI in thick of political fray

For the second time in five days, the FBI had moved exactly to the place the nation’s chief law enforcement agency usually strives to avoid: smack in the middle of partisan fighting over a national election, just days before the vote.

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In this May 10, 2016, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland smiles on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 3:31 P.M.

Talk of holding a Supreme Court seat vacant for four years is without precedent

One issue weighing heavily on Republican minds these days is the Supreme Court seat vacated in February with the passing of Antonin Scalia. In an unprecedented step earlier this year, Senate Republicans refused to hold hearings for Obama nominee Merrick Garland, arguing instead that American voters should have a say in the process by voting in a new president and letting that person nominate the next justice.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 3:08 P.M.

Chicago on pace to have its deadliest year in two decades

As a brutal year continues in Chicago, the city’s spiking homicide numbers have resulted in a series of grim milestones and headlines. It took only until the end of Labor Day weekend for the city to have more homicides this year than it did all of last year. There are only two American cities with bigger populations than Chicago -- New York and Los Angeles – and even if you combine their homicide totals, the tally still lags behind the Windy City.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 10:26 A.M.

North Dakota borrowing another $4M for protest costs

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota legislators will review an emergency request to borrow another $4 million to cover policing costs for the protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The state’s Emergency Commission borrowed $6 million from the state-owned Bank ...

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Parting Shot — 1.23.17

Bill Love, with his dog, Kiwi, surveys the ice and snow on Dawson Lake, northeast of Bonners Ferry, during an outing with his wife, Marianne, the photographer/blogger of Slight Detour. ...

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