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3 weeks ago

Supreme Court sets election-year clash on immigration

Texas is leading 26 mainly Republican-dominated states in challenging the Democratic administration's immigration plan.

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3 weeks ago

Iran’s Khamenei welcomes sanctions lift, warns of U.S. ‘deceit’

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday welcomed the lifting of international sanctions against Iran, but warned that Tehran should remain wary of its old enemy the United States.

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Bipartisan bill revises healthier meal standards in schools

School nutrition directors and first lady Michelle Obama could be headed for a truce on healthier meal standards for the nation's schoolchildren.

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U.S. marks MLK holiday with speeches, service, Oscar boycott

President Barack Obama packed books for schoolchildren on Monday to commemorate slain civil rights leader the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and King's daughter said his dream of equality had yet to be realized.

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3 weeks ago

British lawmakers debate banning Trump

British lawmakers on Monday debated a petition to ban U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from Britain over remarks on Muslims, but while describing his comments as "crazy" and "offensive," most said the ban would go against free speech.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Jan. 19

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

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Iraq searching for three U.S. citizens reportedly abducted

Security forces in Baghdad were hunting for three U.S. citizens who Iraqi lawmakers said on Monday had been kidnapped, which, if confirmed, would make them the first Americans abducted in the country since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011.

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4 weeks ago

Confederate flag’s removal turns King Day into celebration

Civic leaders, activists and others are celebrating, marching and paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday's 30th federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.

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4 weeks ago

Sanders lashes out at Clinton in contentious Democratic debate

Democratic White House candidate Bernie Sanders went on the offensive against front-runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday in the most contentious of their four presidential debates, accusing her of cozying up to Wall Street and misrepresenting his stance on healthcare and guns.

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When to stop mammograms tricky issue as U.S. ages

Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50, or somewhere in between, is the issue they'll all eventually face: when to stop.

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4 weeks ago

PHOTOS: Life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A collection of photos of MLK from the Associate Press archives, some that are well known and others that may be less familiar to wide audiences.

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Obama says ‘tireless’ effort led to prisoner release

Three Iranian-Americans left Tehran for a U.S. base in Germany on Sunday under a prisoner swap following the lifting of most international sanctions on Iran under a deal that President Barack Obama said had cut off Tehran's path to a nuclear bomb.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Jan. 18

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

A rainbow appears in the winter sky over New York state agency buildings, at right, and downtown Albany, N.Y., after a thunderstorm on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

4 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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4 weeks ago

Chipotle will close all of its stores next month … for a meeting

Don't plan on getting a big burrito on Feb. 8.

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Lower pay for poor is widening income gap, study finds

The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those at the bottom.

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4 weeks ago

U.S. justices consider taking Obama appeal on immigration action

The nine U.S. Supreme Court justices were due to meet privately on Friday to discuss whether to hear President Barack Obama's bid to revive his plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants from deportation, a move that bypassed the Republican-led Congress.

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4 weeks ago

Study: U.S. women having babies later than ever

Women in the United States are waiting longer than ever to have babies, with the average age for first childbirth rising to a record high of 26.3 years as fewer teens give birth and adults postpone parenthood, a new federal study found.

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Obama will focus on criminal justice reform, cancer research in final year

The areas are relatively rare areas of common ground between Obama and the Republican-controlled Congress, part of a push to promote his priorities as attention turns to the race to replace him in the November presidential election.

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4 weeks ago

Friendly no more: Trump, Cruz erupt in bitter fight at Republican debate

The New York billionaire and the Texas senator appeared to have a split decision by the end of the night, a sign that for all the bluster, little took place that could derail Trump from his lead position with a contest in Iowa on Feb. 1 to begin the search for a Republican presidential nominee.

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Wall Street tumbles

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Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores.

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U.S. to hire disease experts ahead of Rio Games

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The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is recruiting two infectious disease experts to advise members of the Rio 2016 team who are concerned about the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil.

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More Americans turning to Internet to play Cupid

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, a survey shows that more Americans are looking for love through online dating, with more than four times as many young adults using mobile apps than in 2013.

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Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry

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Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.

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Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

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Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama a bipartisan compromise that would permanently keep state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.