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Republicans looking for a few good ‘losers’ in 2016

As the next presidential election cycle begins the goal isn't necessarily to win every race, but to improve the performance of the Republican ticket overall.

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Making headlines this week

A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Takata air bag recall could take years to complete

The largest auto recall in American history affects nearly 1 in 7 cars.

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Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

If the Senate doesn't act, the laws authorizing the programs will expire June 1, and officials say they will lose valuable surveillance tools.

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Islamic State continues its advance in Syria

The success piles pressure on Damascus and Baghdad and throws doubt on a U.S. strategy of relying almost exclusively on air strikes to support the fight against ISIS.

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Cleanup of oil-covered California beach could take months

Oil spilled from a pipeline rupture has closed two state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 22

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

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Domestic surveillance fate unclear after lengthy Senate talk

Key sections of the Patriot Act are set to expire on June 1.

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Survey: U.S. schools beef up safety measures

Public schools have increased security with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Crews struggle to clean 100,000 gallons of oil from California coastline

Cleanup crews fanned out across a California beach to scoop up gobs of petroleum in what may be the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in 46 years.

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Islamic State takes control of Syria’s Palmyra in westward advance

Islamic State now controls more than half of Syrian territory following four years of civil war.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 21

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

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California oil slick spreading off coastline

A broken pipeline spewed thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean for several hours before being shut off.

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Obama frames global warming as national security threat

The White House says climate change can contribute to more natural disasters that result in humanitarian crises and potential new flows of refugees.

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Historic recall affects 1 in 7 U.S. cars

This marks the largest vehicle recall in American history and impacts several makes and models.

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Los Angeles votes to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

City Council voted to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 20

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

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Iraqi forces say they defeat Islamist attack near Ramadi

The advance of Islamic State has exposed the failings of Iraq's army and the limitations of U.S. airstrikes.

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INSTANT REPLAY: The week’s best sports photos

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A look back at some of the week's biggest plays in sports and the moments you may have missed.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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Here's a look at some of the big sporting events taking place this weekend.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the big stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

FIFA president Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, Blatter said Friday.

Sepp Blatter's FIFA re-election came despite demands that he quit in the face of a major bribery scandal.

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WATCH: Preserving Muhammad Ali’s childhood home

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An effort is underway to restore the Louisville home where the boxing legend grew up.