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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 18

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

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Americans waiting longer than ever to buy first homes

The median first-time buyer is 33.

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Traffic deaths spike 14 percent this year

The National Safety Council says traffic deaths are up 14 percent in the first six months of this year and injuries are up by a third.

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Trump immigration plan calls for deporting children, building a wall

Trump, the frontrunner in a crowded Republican field, has made immigration a central plank of his campaign.

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Pencils down: More colleges drop standardized tests

Hey, high schoolers, scared of bombing on the SATs and not getting into college? Don't worry, a growing number of U.S. schools are scrapping standardized test scores as part of admission.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Aug. 17

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

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Suspect in shooting of New York firefighter killed by police

The man who shot a firefighter fled his New York home on Friday, opening fire on police, who returned it and shot him dead.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Obama to release music playlists on Spotify

The White House is launching an official channel on the popular music streaming service Spotify.

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State of emergency ends in Ferguson, Missouri, as violence recedes

St. Louis County on Friday ended the state of emergency it had put in effect earlier this week.

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Top US diplomat flies to Cuba for new policy victory lap

Washington's top diplomat came to Havana on Friday to raise the Stars and Stripes over the newly opened U.S. Embassy.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 14

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

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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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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

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Deflategate: Tom Brady beats NFL, judge nullifies 4-game suspension

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The quarterback's suspension was thrown out by a federal judge after a seven-month standoff between the NFL and its players union.

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The Serena show rolls on

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The Serena Williams show continued at the U.S. Open as the world number one moved a step closer to a calendar Grand Slam.