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Larimar County Clerk Angela Myers (R) ordered that copies of the Tuesday edition of the Rocky Mountain Collegian, the student newspaper for Colorado State University, be removed from newsstands at the school's student center

The paper featured a front-page story about Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), who is locked in one of the closest Senate races in the country -- and therefore Myers said that they violated electioneering laws, according to the Rocky Mountain Collegian's own report on the controversy.

Myers cited a state law that said “no electioneering may take place within a 100-foot limit of any polling location."

"When you have a paper that has a candidate on the very front like it does, we will need that to be displayed outside the 100-foot limit," she said.

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DENVER (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists.

An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back to Denver after stopping them in Germany. Spokeswoman Suzie Payne says they're safe and have been reunited with their families.

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Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) on Tuesday said there is still a chance that Republicans will fail to take the Senate even though they are favored to win the majority in the 2014 elections.

"You know, I’m not particularly good at that but everything I read says — there are people who do that and do that pretty much for a living — and they’re all saying now somewhere between 60 percent and 65 percent," Blunt said on KTRS Radio's "The McGraw Show" when asked about the the GOP's chances.

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The Anchorage Police Department finally released photos on Tuesday from the bloody, drunken brawl involving members of the Sarah Palin clan.

The photos, apparently taken by Anchorage cops who were called to investigate, showed mostly bloody flesh and various pieces of evidence from the aftermath of the altercations at a house party in September.

One photo also showed a conspicuous pair of red, white and blue sneakers. (A witness told TPM last month she remembered the kind of shoes she saw the former GOP vice presidential nominee wearing at the party: they were red, white and blue.)

What the photos didn't show, however, were the faces of those involved. In police reports released earlier this month, officers mentioned taking photographs of Palin's son, Track, and daughter, Bristol. But the photos themselves didn't identify the people there.

In an email to TPM on Tuesday, Anchorage police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said many of the documents they released had been edited to comply with various local, state and federal laws.

While the police didn't identify the people in the photos, you might be able to. If you can help with the IDs, email us at talk@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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The former campaign manager for Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's (pictured) 2012 Senate campaign on Tuesday pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $1.8 million from campaign funds, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Kenneth "Buddy" Barfield now faces up to 28 years in prison, as well as millions in fines. He also pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing a false tax return.

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