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Incumbent Democrat Sen. John Walsh backed out of the race last week, which triggered the online push.

No, “free smells” are not enough for employees.

Amid mounting unrest in Ferguson, Gov. Jay Nixon placed security and crowd control under the leadership of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. His decision came after a violent night in which law enforcement used tear gas, rubber bullets, and stun grenades to disperse protesters.

News of the actor’s death at age 63 sparked an outpouring of love and support from grieving fans and friends across social media platforms. 

Bacall was just 19 years old when she made her film debut opposite her soon-to-be husband, Humphrey Bogart. 

She faces a tight race with incumbent Gov. Scott Walker. The most recent poll has her and Walker neck and neck at 47% and 46%, respectively. 

An article on the page criticizes Georgia Rep. John Barrow for voting against repealing the Affordable Care Act. 

Ferguson police used tear gas on protesters and arrested two reporters on Aug. 13, 2014. The reporters have since been released without any charges.

The bill grants police chiefs the authority to prevent certain individuals from obtaining firearms licenses. 

This week, the president authorized temporarily sending approximately 130 additional U.S. military personnel to northern Iraq to assess the scope of the humanitarian mission and develop additional humanitarian assistance options

In 2010, the agency estimated as many as 2.7 million undocumented immigrants have social security numbers on the books – and are earning credit to their names for potential benefits in the future if ever granted legal status.

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