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4 weeks ago

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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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Jan. 15

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

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4 weeks ago

Special U.S. targeting force ‘now in place’ in Iraq: U.S.

While the force was expected to number only about 200, its deployment marks the latest expansion of U.S. military pressure on Islamic State.

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4 weeks ago

Trump, Cruz tensions may provide liveliest Republican debate yet

Flaring tempers and sharp elbows may turn a debate of seven Republican presidential candidates into a seven-car pileup on Thursday with tensions between Donald Trump and rival Ted Cruz leading the way.

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Winner, winner! Record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot to be split between three winning tickets

The winners of the record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot have yet to emerge, with lottery officials saying the massive prize will be split between ticket holders in three states - Tennessee, California and Florida.

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4 weeks ago

House of Representatives to try again to seek Iran deal clampdown

The U.S. House of Representatives plans to reconsider legislation to restrict President Barack Obama's ability to lift sanctions on Iran under an international nuclear deal after its passage was canceled on Wednesday when too few members voted.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Jan. 14

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

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4 weeks ago

Iran releases U.S. sailors after brief detention

Iran released ten U.S. sailors on Wednesday after holding them overnight, bringing a swift end to an incident that had rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers.

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4 weeks ago

Poll: Majority of Americans support next president pushing tighter gun laws

Half of all Americans support President Barack Obama's executive actions on gun control, a poll found, with a majority saying they would support the next president taking additional steps to tighten federal gun laws.

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4 weeks ago

Powerball hits $1.5 billion, largest-ever lottery jackpot for one winner

The jackpot for tonight's drawing climbed to $1.5 billion, making it the largest-ever U.S. lottery prize as well as the world's biggest potential jackpot for a single winner.

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4 weeks ago

Obama knocks Trump, voices optimism in speech to set 2016 tone

President Barack Obama took aim on Tuesday at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and accused critics of playing into the hands of Islamic State in a speech meant to cement his legacy and set a positive tone for his final year in office.

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4 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Jan. 13

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

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4 weeks ago

High U.S. job openings point to pick-up in wage growth

Job openings are high relative to the unemployment rate, which is currently at a 7-1/2 year low of 5 percent.

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4 weeks ago

U.S. panel finalizes breast cancer screening recommendations

An influential panel of U.S. experts issued final recommendations reaffirming their controversial position that mammogram screening should start at age 50, but also said some women may benefit from screening starting at age 40.

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4 weeks ago

Jackpot at $1.5 billion and climbing, Powerball fever grips America

The grand prize in Wednesday's drawing is the world's richest lottery jackpot that could go to a single ticket holder.

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4 weeks ago

As foreign crises pile up, Obama seen taking few risks in final year

As he prepares to deliver his final State of the Union address tonight, the President has insisted he will not be content simply to run out the clock on foreign policy.

Alabama's O.J. Howard heads to the end zone for a touchdown reception during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Jan. 12

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

unions

4 weeks ago

Conservative U.S. justices prepared to deliver blow to unions

Supreme Court justices voiced support for a legal challenge that could erode organized labor's clout by depriving public-employee unions of millions of dollars in fees that state laws force non-union members to pay.

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4 weeks ago

Honda, Volvo take top awards at the Detroit auto show

The Honda Civic has been named North American Car of the Year. The truck of the year is the Volvo XC90.

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