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3 weeks ago

As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what’s next

As U.S.-led offensives drive back Islamic State in Iraq, concern is growing among U.S. and U.N. officials that efforts to stabilize liberated areas are lagging, creating conditions that could help the militants endure as an underground network.

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3 weeks ago

Trump blasts ‘rigged’ rules on picking Republican delegates

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump lashed out at what he called the party's "rigged" delegate selection rules on Monday after rival Ted Cruz swept all of Colorado's 34 delegates over the weekend.

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3 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 12

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

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4 weeks ago

Gas prices jump by 8 cents over past 3 weeks

The average price of gasoline has jumped by 8 cents over the past three weeks, to $2.10 a gallon for regular grade.

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4 weeks ago

Senate primary-race pressures work against Obama’s court nominee

President Barack Obama is maintaining pressure on the Senate to approve his Supreme Court nominee, but the need for Republican U.S. senators seeking re-election to keep conservative voters happy before primary elections in the coming months is working against him.

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4 weeks ago

Boston Globe denounces Trump candidacy in ‘front page’ satire

Headlines screaming "Deportations to begin" and "Markets sink as trade war looms" top a parody newspaper front page, with a scathing editorial denouncing Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's candidacy.

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4 weeks ago

With win in Wyoming, Sanders prepares to take on Clinton in New York

Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, has won seven out of the last eight state-level Democratic nominating contests, trying to chip away at Clinton's big lead in the number of delegates needed to secure the party's nomination.

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4 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 11

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

A fishing boat heads out to sea while a pedestrian walks along a jetty as the sun rises, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Bal Harbour, Fla. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in the area will reach the upper 70's. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

4 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

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

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4 weeks ago

Cost of mailing a letter drops to 47 cents beginning Sunday

The cost of mailing a letter is going down.

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4 weeks ago

Kerry urges Iraq not to let politics impede war against ISIS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Baghdad on Friday, urged Iraq not to let its political crisis interfere with the fight against Islamic State and voiced unequivocal support for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

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4 weeks ago

Pope calls for compassionate Church open to ‘imperfect’ Catholics

Pope Francis on Friday called for a Church that was less strict and more compassionate towards "imperfect" Catholics, such as those who divorced and remarried, saying "no one can be condemned forever".

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Cyber fraudsters reap $2.3 billion through email wire-transfer scams

Businesses have lost billions of dollars to fast-growing scams where fraudsters impersonate company executives in emails that order staff to transfer to accounts controlled by criminals, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Texas teen’s death spurs renewed call to fix recalled cars

The brother of a Texas teenager killed by shrapnel from an exploding Takata Corp air bag said on Thursday that his family never received a recall notice about the defective vehicle safety device.

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4 weeks ago

Ted Cruz hit with ‘New York values’; Trump gets Giuliani backing

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is getting a taste of the "New York values" he derided in Iowa as Republicans turn to the next big U.S. presidential contest in the home state of front-runner Donald Trump.

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4 weeks ago

U.S. senators reach deal to bolster airport security

Republicans and Democrats in the Senate reached a deal on Thursday to boost travel security at airports in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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4 weeks ago

First Syrians leave for U.S. under surge resettlement program

The first Syrian family to move to the U.S. under its speeded-up "surge" resettlement operation has left Jordan for the United States.

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4 weeks ago

FAA panel recommends standards for drone flights over people

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel on Wednesday recommended that regulators set new rules allowing drones to fly over members of the public if the aircraft meet new standards to minimize the danger of physical injuries from collisions.

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U.S. readies bank rule on shell companies amid ‘Panama Papers’ fury

The U.S. Treasury Department intends to soon issue a long-delayed rule forcing banks to seek the identities of people behind shell-company account holders, after the "Panama Papers" leak provoked a global uproar over the hiding of wealth via offshore banking devices.

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4 weeks ago

Clinton, Sanders turn spiky ahead of New York primary

Hillary Clinton, stung by a string of losses, is testing a new line of attack against rival Bernie Sanders ahead of New York's Democratic primary: sharply questioning his credentials and suggesting he lacks expertise to implement his campaign pledge to break up big banks.

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Dallas judge tells quarterback Manziel not to contact former girlfriend

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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made his first appearance in a Dallas court on Thursday on a charge of assaulting his former girlfriend, and the judge told him to keep away from her.

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