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Google, Samsung to issue monthly Android security fixes

The phones are a growing target for hackers, after the disclosure of a bug designed to attack the world's most popular mobile operating system.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Aug. 13

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Location, extent of Carter’s cancer will govern his options

Surgery, drugs, radiation, comfort care. What's next for Jimmy Carter depends on how widely his cancer has spread and where, and how aggressively the 90-year-old former president wants to fight it.

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Solid U.S. retail sales bolster Fed rate hike expectations

U.S. retail sales rebounded in July as households boosted purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods, suggesting solid momentum in the economy early in the third quarter.

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Damages in Colorado mine spill will take years to tabulate

The spill of toxic wastewater from an abandoned gold mine high in Colorado's San Juan Mountains caused untold millions in economic disruptions and damages in three states — to rafting companies, Native American farmers unable to irrigate, municipal water systems and possibly water well owners.

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Some districts battle shortage of teachers as school begins

As students return to their classrooms this year, some may find fewer teachers to greet them.

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Financial advisers focus on cyber security

Fraudulent emails from hackers used to be obvious, full of misspellings and bad grammar. Now cyber crooks are even sounding like their victims as they try to trick financial advisers into wiring money from clients' accounts.

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Keystone XL review drags on 5 times longer than average

For six and a half years, the White House has had a quick comeback to questions about its yet-to-be-announced decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: Talk to the State Department.

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Cuba dissidents won’t attend U.S. Embassy event

The U.S. doesn't plan to invite Cuban dissidents to Secretary of State John Kerry's historic flag-raising at the American Embassy in Havana on Friday, illustrating a shift in U.S. policy from the island's opposition to its government.

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Pope ‘popping up’ across Philly ahead of U.S. visit

Pope Francis won't arrive until September, but cardboard replicas of the Holy Father have been popping up all over Philly.

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Kerry: Dollar could suffer if U.S. walks away from Iran deal

If the U.S. walks away from the nuclear deal with Iran and demands that its allies comply with sanctions, a loss of confidence could threaten the dollar's position as the world's reserve currency.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Aug. 12

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

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Japan anxious at lull, U.S. ‘giving up’, in pan-Pacific trade talks

Ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would stretch from Japan to Chile, fell short of a deal at talks last month on the Hawaiian island of Maui, despite early optimism.

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China hacked private emails of U.S. officials since 2010, NBC reports

Chinese hackers have been accessing the private emails of top U.S. national security and trade officials since April 2010, according to a new report.

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Fed ‘close’ to hiking rates, U.S. economy near normal

Economic conditions in the U.S. have largely returned to normal and a Federal Reserve decision to raise interest rates should come soon, officials say.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 11

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

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Sexting, Internet safety loom large as childhood health concerns

As more kids use mobile phones and surf the web at increasingly younger ages, sexting and Internet safety are becoming bigger childhood health concerns, edging out longtime worries like smoking and teen pregnancy, a new poll suggests.

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One small bite for man, one giant leaf for space

How'd you like a space salad for lunch?

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Gas prices down 11 cents on average

The average price per gallon is $2.71, according to the latest national survey.

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Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

Social Security is approaching its 80th birthday, and the federal government's largest benefit program is at a pivotal point in its history.

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

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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

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

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Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

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Some big stars in college football are getting trademarks for their names, nicknames and taglines.

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This football MVP is a real ‘dummy’

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Dartmouth football’s new MVP is a remote controlled Mobile Virtual Player designed to allow athletes to practice tackling with fewer injuries.