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EPA says VW intentionally violates clean air standards

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered Volkswagen to fix nearly 500,000 VW and Audi diesel cars.


Contraception opt-out violates religious freedom: U.S. appeals court

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that President Barack Obama's healthcare law violates rights.


10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 18

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


Pope’s U.S. visit may deepen Republicans’ Hispanic problem

The upcoming visit by the most socially progressive pope in generations threatens to drive a further wedge between Republicans and the Hispanic voters it needs to win back in order to retake the White House.


Census: Nearly 15 percent of Americans living in poverty

In 2014, a family with two adults and two children was categorized as in poverty if their income was less than $24,008.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to face hearing for desertion charges

The Army is set to hold an Article 32 hearing for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who faces military charges for leaving his post in Afghanistan


Key Democrats object to new Republican Iran measure

U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Ben Cardin, senior Democrats who oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran, will vote against a Republican effort to require new conditions before President Barack Obama could lift any sanctions under the deal, aides said on Wednesday.


5 takeaways from the Republican debate

Republican front-runner Donald Trump came under heavy attack from his rivals in a contentious U.S. presidential debate, and former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina emerged from the back of the pack to lead the charge.


Defense Secretary: Budget woes send ‘wrong message’ to potential foes

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned that continued uncertainty about U.S. military spending levels would send "the wrong message at the wrong time" when Russia and China are rapidly advancing their technologies.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Sept. 17

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


Obama urges Congress to avoid shutdown

There's only a handful of congressional work days remaining until the Oct. 1 deadline, when some federal agency operations could shut down for lack of money.


Report: One-third of US kids still eat fast food every day

Fast food is considered heavy in calories, and scientists have pointed at drive-thru french fries and takeout pizza as contributors to kids being overweight.


5 cities in the running for 2024 games

Los Angeles is in the running to host a third Olympics while Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest will battle to bring the multi-sport extravaganza back to Europe.


Democrats block legislation to kill Iran nuclear deal

By a vote of 56-42, the Republican-majority Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed in the 100-member chamber to advance the legislation.


Trump in the crosshairs at second Republican debate

Rivals seek to make up ground they have lost to the front-running billionaire with a flair for bomb-throwing rhetoric.


10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Sept. 16

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


Obama to raise cyber concerns with China’s Xi

President Barack Obama will discuss cyber security with the Chinese leader when they meet in Washington this month amid rising U.S. worries about hackers.


Senate to hold one more vote on Iran nuclear deal

Senate Republicans will try a second time to move ahead on a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal, but the outcome is expected to be the same.


Aretha Franklin to welcome the Pope to America

The soul singer will be among those performing during the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia later this month.


U.S. airman who disarmed train gunman to receive Purple Heart

A U.S. airman who helped disarm a gunman on a Paris-bound train last month will receive a Purple Heart medal, in an unusual award of the honor to a serviceman wounded while not in a combat zone.

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