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Pistol used in Trayvon Martin shooting to be auctioned

The pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin is going up for auction online.

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Cyber attacks on Islamic State use tools others also have: U.S. defense chief

Cyber attack techniques used by the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State could also be used by other countries, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 12

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

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Poll finds Trump, Clinton even as they turn to general election

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are in a statistical tie in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday, showing a tight battle for the White House as the two likely nominees turn their attention to the Nov. 8 election.

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Spending can’t keep up with America’s crumbling infrastructure

Examples of major U.S. infrastructure failures abound, from Flint, Michigan's drinking water crisis to travel delays at New York's LaGuardia Airport and the deadly 2007 I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

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North Carolina transgender battle could expand civil rights law

The legal battle over transgender rights between the state of North Carolina and the U.S. government has moved the country closer to settling one of the last frontiers in civil rights law.

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FDA to reevaluate definition of ‘healthy’

The Food and Drug Administration will reevaluate its definition of "healthy," which could upend how a range of foods are marketed.

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Trump, in Capitol Hill visit, faces party skeptics looking for unity

Presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Republican lawmakers on Thursday, but instead of what is usually just a rite on the road to the nomination, Trump will face pressure to tone down his rhetoric and clarify his policy positions as a step toward unifying the fractured party.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 11

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

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Once unthinkable, ‘heroin havens’ get serious look

It's not a new concept for other parts of the world, but state officials in the U.S., alarmed by 47,000 American drug overdose deaths in 2014, are considering what used to be unthinkable here -- government-sanctioned shoot-up sites.

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It’s official: Bison designated as national mammal

The bison, whose image adorned the back of the U.S. nickel for 25 years and has graced the U.S. Interior Department seal since 1912, was bestowed symbolic status equal to that of the American bald eagle through an act of Congress.

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U.S. investigates security of mobile devices

Federal officials have asked mobile phone carriers and manufacturers to explain how they release security updates amid mounting concerns over security vulnerabilities.

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U.S. government and North Carolina escalate legal fight over transgender law

A fight between the Obama administration and North Carolina over a state law limiting public bathroom access for transgender people escalated on Monday as both sides sued each other, trading accusations of civil rights violations and government overreach.

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Clinton and Sanders face off in West Virginia as Trump looks on

Bernie Sanders has another chance on Tuesday to slow Hillary Clinton's march to the Democratic presidential nomination as West Virginians vote in their state's primary, a week after Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 10

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

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Gas prices jump by 9 cents

The price at the pump has risen 50 cents over the past 12 weeks.

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Trump changes tune on tax hikes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to clarify his remarks on raising taxes on Monday, saying he would not raise taxes on wealthy Americans but in any negotiations with Democrats in Congress, this group would most likely pay a higher rate than the one he has proposed.

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North Carolina officials sue U.S. Justice Dept. over transgender ‘bathroom law’

North Carolina officials sued the U.S. Justice Department on Monday for challenging the state's law on public restroom access, in the newest chapter of the fight over the rights of transgender Americans.

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Pentagon report reveals confusion among U.S. troops over Afghan mission

Amid fierce fighting after the Taliban captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last year, U.S. special forces advisers repeatedly asked their commanders how far they were allowed to go to help local troops retake the city.

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Obama says U.S. race relations have improved, but work to be done

President Barack Obama said in a commencement speech on Saturday that U.S. race relations have improved over the last three decades, but that significant work still needs to be done.

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TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

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The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.

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Public pools are gross, but you’ll go swimming anyway

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A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost 80 percent of public pools fail routine health inspections.

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Hundreds protest for $15 minimum wage at McDonald’s headquarters

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Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its annual meeting.

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Funding battle begins with House bill on regulators, agencies

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The first shots in a political battle over funding for a range of federal activities rang out during a congressional subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, as Republicans and Democrats took opposing stances on a budget bill for financial regulators and other agencies.

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Spieth welcomes gusting winds forecast at Colonial

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Strong winds forecast for this week's Colonial tournament in Fort Worth, Texas have put a smile on the face of U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth who believes he will benefit from the challenge at Colonial Country Club.