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If Greg Orman should win in Kansas, he would hold leverage in Washington

The independent U.S. Senate candidate is polling ahead of Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. If he wins, Orman could swing control of the U.S. Senate to one party or the other. Orman’s caginess only adds to the intrigue. He has said he would side with whichever party holds the majority to give Kansas a stronger voice.

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U.S. airstrikes in Syria go beyond Islamic State militants

Americans are also targeting a terrorist group called the Khorasan group that was “nearing the execution phase” for an attack in Europe or the U.S., officials said. The group was described as a network of veteran al-Qaida members, including a one-time close ally of Osama bin Laden.

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Kansas Supreme Court puts off consideration of a lawsuit concerning the U.S. Senate ballot in Kansas

The lawsuit was aimed at forcing Democrats to nominate a Senate candidate to replace Chad Taylor, who withdrew from the race Sept. 3. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss sent the lawsuit to Shawnee County District Court for further consideration. His decision is likely to delay any final ruling for weeks, making it impossible for Democrats to provide a nominee before November ballots are locked in place.

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Secret Service interviewed accused intruder twice

Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law enforcement said Tuesday.

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Government & Politics

Kansas Supreme Court puts off consideration of a lawsuit concerning the U.S. Senate ballot in Kansas

The lawsuit was aimed at forcing Democrats to nominate a Senate candidate to replace Chad Taylor, who withdrew from the race Sept. 3. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss sent the lawsuit to Shawnee County District Court for further consideration. His decision is likely to delay any final ruling for weeks, making it impossible for Democrats to provide a nominee before November ballots are locked in place.

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