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NIH upgrades Dallas Ebola patient to good condition

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

- A Dallas nurse who contracted the Ebola virus was upgraded from fair condition to good by the National Institutes of Health Clincal Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Tuesday evening.

Online fundraising is boosting candidate war chests in California

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

An online fundraising revolution has helped propel California congressional candidates to new heights.

Election ads in judicial races can tilt rulings, study finds

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The flood of political ads in state judicial elections appears to have swept away many criminal appeals, according to a critical new study.

Turnout will be crucial in tightening North Carolina Senate battle

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

. Jordan DeLoatch, a Duke University senior from Cary, set out on a recent Saturday with a clipboard to knock on doors for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, ready to talk about whatever voters had on their minds.

Huge number of Louisiana voters undecided about Senate race

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The Louisiana U.S. Senate race is a wide open contest, according to a new statewide poll that found nearly one-fourth of those surveyed undecided.

McConnell takes one-point lead over Grimes in Kentucky's Senate Race

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Kentucky's U.S. Senate race remains a dead heat two weeks before Election Day, with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell regaining the slimmest of leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in a new Bluegrass Poll.

Senate control may hinge on Louisiana, land of political melodrama

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

In Louisiana, they serve up their politics the way they do their seafood: with a bite of tartness and a healthy dash of hot sauce.

New Hampshire Senate race tightens

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The New Hampshire Senate race has tightened as incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is ahead of opponent Scott Brown by 3 percentage points in a new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll released Monday.

Missouri fortunes a tossup if U.S. Senate flips to GOP control

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The prospect of a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate is both good and bad news for Missouri’s two senators.

In setback for Ebola vaccine, company says work will take longer than hoped

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

The Ebola crisis took new twists Friday, with another somber update from the World Health Organization on the outbreak in West Africa and a bleak warning from a major drug manufacturer that a safe vaccine likely won’t be ready before the current epidemic has passed.