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National News Articles for Friday, October 24 2014
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Three dead after airplane and helicopter collide in Maryland

Three people were killed and two taken to a hospital after a small airplane and a helicopter collided in mid-air on Thursday near a local airport in Frederick, Maryland.

Why Kansas is set to become focus of same-sex marriage fight

Kansas officials say they are not bound by a Supreme Court decision that allowed federal court rulings in support of same-sex marriage to stand. In a court hearing Friday, they will defend the state's ban on gay marriage.

Eastern Europe Shivers Thinking About Winter Without Gas

As winter approaches, former Soviet satellite nations from Poland to Bulgaria are watching Russia and Ukraine’s stalled gas negotiations with growing trepidation.

Companies try to escape ObamaCare penalties

With companies set to face fines next year for not complying with the new mandate to offer health insurance, some are pursuing strategies like enrolling employees in Medicaid to avoid penalties and hold down costs.

Rand Paul Tries to Peel Away Isolationist Label

Charging that "America cannot disengage from the world," Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday confronted critics who brand him an isolationist as he endorsed an American foreign policy that embraces war with limits.

Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body.

U.S. National Park graffiti vandal spotted through social media

The National Park Service said on Thursday it was investigating a New York artist as a suspect for graffiti vandalism in parks across the Western United States after she posted at least one picture of herself defacing a protected park on social media.

Navajo high court orders officials to postpone tribe's presidential election, reprint ballots

The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials Thursday to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.

CDC Details New Ebola Response and Prep Teams

The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first case, a doctor who had treated a patient with the disease in west Africa.

Senators move to block U.S. benefits to ex-Nazis

Members of Congress rushed Thursday to announce legislation to close a loophole that has allowed Nazi war-crime suspects to collect millions of dollars in Social Security benefits.

ObamaCare rate increases fuel Republican attacks ahead of midterm elections

ObamaCare rate increases are coming to some key battleground states, fueling Republican attacks ahead of next month’s midterm elections.