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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

U.S. Top News: Republicans expect gains, but many races close on election day

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Reuters Election 2012 Daily round-up of the day's top news from the campaign trail, the White House and all the politics in between
Republicans expect gains, but many races close on election day
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans are poised to make major gains and possibly recapture control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday in midterm elections that could serve as a public referendum on President Barack Obama's job performance.
U.S. governors seeking re-election face dissatisfied voters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 30 U.S. governors' races will be decided on Tuesday, with more than a dozen considered too close to call and a large number of incumbents struggling to defend their economic policies as they seek to remain in office.
Legal marijuana gets major test in Oregon, Alaska, and D.C. ballots
(Reuters) - Voters in the U.S. capital and two West Coast states will decide on Tuesday during national midterm elections whether to legalize marijuana in a test for broader cannabis legalization efforts across the United States.
Kansas Republican senator and governor face tough election battles
KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - Kansas is known as a reliably Republican state, but the electoral fate of two longtime party leaders, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts and Governor Sam Brownback, is in serious doubt in Tuesday's election.
St. Louis police deny no-fly zone during protests aimed at media
CLAYTON Mo. (Reuters) - St. Louis County police defended on Monday a no-fly zone imposed over the suburb of Ferguson during August street protests, saying it was for safety reasons, after an Associated Press report said the prohibition was to keep news helicopters away.
WHO recommends naloxone to prevent 20,000 overdose deaths in U.S.
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 20,000 deaths might be prevented every year in the United States alone if naloxone, used to counter drug overdoses, was more widely available, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
One wounded in shooting outside Delaware college residence hall
(Reuters) - One person was wounded on Monday in a shooting outside an off-campus residence hall at Delaware State University in Dover on Monday and the shooter was at large after fleeing the scene, a city spokeswoman said.
Obama declares Hawaiian lava flow to be major disaster
(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday declared a slow-moving lava flow from the Pu'u O'o vent of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii to be a major disaster, the White House said.
Utah police justified in death of man wielding sword, prosecutor says
(Reuters) - A Utah prosecutor on Monday said police were justified in shooting and killing a 22-year-old black man accused by officers of lunging at them with a sword the man's family described as decorative.
San Antonio mayor's car hit in drive-by shooting, mayor not a target: police
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two people were injured and a car belonging to the mayor of San Antonio was damaged when it was caught in crossfire in a drive-by shooting on Monday involving rival gangs, police said.
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