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‘Net neutrality’ starts today

The new rules ban Internet providers from blocking and slowing down access to websites and applications or striking deals with content companies for priority delivery of traffic.

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‘Fast-track’ trade bill derailed in House in blow to Obama

The House blocked legislation to "fast-track" trade deals through Congress as lawmakers defeated a related measure on aid to workers hurt by trade.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, June 12

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

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#DroughtShaming the latest way to scold water wasters

The latest conservation efforts include social media shame.

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N.Y. inmate escape: Female prison worker agreed to drive getaway car

The massive manhunt for two inmates who escaped a maximum security prison continues, as the pair set a record for the longest jailbreak in New York history.

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More troops heading to Iraq to help fight Islamic State

Up to 450 more U.S. troops will advise and assist fragile Iraqi forces being built up to try to retake territory lost to ISIS.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, June 11

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

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Confusion clouds Takata air bag recall

The uncertainty about how many vehicles need to have one or more air bags replaced illustrates the challenges the government faces in responding to a massive safety crisis.

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Carry-on bags are about to shrink

Millions of fliers may be forced to buy new suitcases or check those bags.

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Up to 450 more troops deploying to Iraq

The additional troops and the establishment of a new training base will help Iraqi forces in preparation for a battle to retake territory lost to Islamic State.

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Architect reveals design for 2 World Trade Center

The design for the fourth and final tower at the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been revealed.

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Organized labor takes gamble by battling Obama’s trade bill

Fierce opposition to the President's trade agenda threatens to split the political left and deal another blow to unions.

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House votes for permanent ban on Internet access taxes

The "Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act" fails to address thorny questions over state sales taxes on goods and services sold via the Internet.

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Sticker shock: Some hospitals mark up prices by 1,000 percent

Even the astronomical price markups that consumers regularly pay for, say, wine in restaurants pale beside those in some U.S. hospitals.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, June 10

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

escapedprisoners

Convicted killer in New York prison break on third escape attempt

An international manhunt continues for two convicted killers who have been on the run for four days.

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U.S. weighs charges against GM in ignition switch recall

Prosecutors say General Motors likely hid information and made misleading statements about the massive recall.

climate

G7 leaders bid ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to carbon fuels

Leaders of the world's major industrial democracies hope to wean their economies off carbon fuels, marking a major step in the battle against global warming.

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U.S. vows to boost cyber defenses amid signs of China hacking

The U.S. plans to aggressively bolster its cyber defenses, as officials probe a massive breach of federal government networks.

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Obama: Congress can fix health law if court rules against it

The high court is preparing to announce a decision that could wipe out health insurance for millions of people.

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