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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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Colorado movie shooter sentenced to 12 life terms

Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a "Batman" film.

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Obama to herald New Orleans’ progress ahead of Katrina anniversary

President Barack Obama on Thursday will highlight the "structural inequality" that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city's progress 10 years after the storm.

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Virginia TV journalists killed by suspect with ‘powder keg’ of anger

Social media postings by a person who appeared to be Flanagan indicated the suspect had grievances against the station, CBS affiliate WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia, which let him go two years ago.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Aug. 27

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Virginia reporter, photographer fatally shot live on air

Two journalists were fatally shot on live TV and authorities say the disgruntled former coworker who pulled the trigger has also died.

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Consumer confidence, housing data signal economy’s resilience

U.S. consumer confidence hit a seven-month high in August and new single-family home sales rebounded in July, suggesting underlying strength in the economy that could still allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.

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Stock futures rise but uncertainty remains

U.S. stock index futures were sharply higher on Wednesday, a day after a rally on Wall Street fizzled as concerns about China's economy overwhelmed a bout of bargain-hunting.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Aug. 26

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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We spend a lot of time stuck in traffic

A strong economy and cheap gas have put more motorists on U.S. roads, leading to the worst-ever traffic congestion and forcing the average commuter to waste 42 hours a year stuck in traffic jams.

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Not so fast, Big Ben

It's among the most recognizable landmarks in the world but the iconic clock has been telling the wrong time.

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Wall Street posts biggest rally of the year

Wall Street posted its sharpest rally of the year on Tuesday, as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks a day after the market's worst performance in four years on fears about China's economy.

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Survey: Recalls make Americans less satisfied with cars

Americans are less happy with their cars and trucks than at any time in more than a decade.

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Supporters of Iran agreement feel momentum on Capitol Hill

Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal increasingly see momentum on their side in the Senate.

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Fire in Washington now largest in state history

This fire season has brought unprecedented challenges with vast areas aflame simultaneously in the Rockies, the Northwest and California.

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North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions

orth and South Korea agreed early on Tuesday to end a military standoff that sparked an exchange of artillery fire and had ratcheted up tension on one of the world's most heavily-fortified borders.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 25

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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White House aims to boost homeowner renewable energy use

The White House expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders.

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Survey: Most economists say Fed will raise rates in 2015

About 77 percent of respondents believe the Fed will raise rates from their near-zero levels, but only 37 percent of respondents believe it will happen as soon as September.

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World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style.

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Will Smith to take on NFL coverup

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