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1 week ago

Poll: Most Americans support Obama’s contested immigration plan

Most Americans say they back a plan that would allow certain illegal immigrants to stay in the country, but support for the idea slips when President Barack Obama's name is attached to the question, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Jan. 28

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

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1 week ago

Trump pulls out of Republican debate in Iowa

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump withdrew from a debate with party rivals out of anger at Fox News, leaving the last encounter before Iowa's pivotal nominating contest without the front-runner.

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U.S. calls for rapid action on Zika

U.S. health officials are stepping up efforts to study the link between Zika virus infections and birth defects, citing a recent study estimating the virus could reach regions where 60 percent of the U.S. population lives.

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One shot dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, others

One protester was shot dead and eight others were arrested on Tuesday after authorities confronted members of an armed group that has staged a month-long occupation of a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon, activists and officials said.

Breakfast cereal is shown for sale at a Ralphs grocery store in Del Mar, California, March 6, 2013.

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U.S. consumer, housing data underscore economy’s resilience

U.S. consumer confidence improved in January despite a stock market rout and house prices accelerated in November, suggesting underlying strength in the economy despite a sharp growth slowdown in recent months.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Jan. 27

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

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Navy finds no sign of shooting at med center

Despite initial reports, the Navy says an inspection at Naval Medical Center San Diego found no sign of a gunman or a shooting.

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Obama makes new push to expand retirement savings

U.S. President Barack Obama will propose in his upcoming budget measures to help more than 30 million Americans save for retirement, such as automatically enrolling workers in Individual Retirement Accounts and making it easier for workers to keep savings when they switch jobs, according to the country's labor secretary.

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Zika virus expected to spread, spurring vaccine hunt

U.S. health officials are stepping up efforts to study the link between Zika virus infections and birth defects in infants amid predictions for widespread circulation of the mosquito-borne virus within the United States.

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Countdown: Scientists to announce ‘Doomsday Clock’ time

It's the beginning of the end, people!

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Experience vs. Judgment: Clinton, Sanders vie for pivotal Iowa vote

With Iowa kicking off the 2016 election season in one week, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton tried to erase doubts about her judgment raised by rival Bernie Sanders on Monday while digging deep into her years of governing experience.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Jan. 26

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

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2 weeks ago

An ‘alarming’ number of kids are obese, overweight

At least 41 million children under the age of five are obese or overweight across the globe, the World Health Organization says.

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2 weeks ago

Gas prices plunge 14 cents over past 2 weeks

Gas hasn't been this cheap in seven years.

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Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg may launch independent U.S. presidential bid

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has told his aides to draw up plans for an independent campaign for the U.S. presidency, according to a source familiar with the situation.

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2 weeks ago

East Coast digging out

Officials reported at least 31 storm-related deaths, including traffic accidents and heart attacks while shoveling in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Jan. 25

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

Visitors at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington stop to photograph the quotes etched into the memorial's back wall while it snows in the Nation's Capital, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. The civil rights leader's birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday Monday. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

2 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

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

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2 weeks ago

Millions bracing for winter wallop

The National Weather Service describes the storm as "potentially crippling," with snowfall expected to exceed two feet in some areas.

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2 hours ago in Entertainment

McDonald’s serving up ‘smarter’ Happy Meals

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Ronald McDonald plans to serve up a side of literacy as the fast food giant swaps toys for millions of books.

3 hours ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

5 hours ago in Lifestyle

Smoking bans lead to better national health

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People living in countries with public smoking bans have lower exposure to secondhand smoke and better health, according to a fresh look at past research from 21 nations.