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6 Minnesota men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

They were arrested as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.

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Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Rotich winners at Boston Marathon

The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombing.

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A small victory for fliers: Summer fares fall

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — a really tiny bit.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 20

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

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Talks to begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

Lawmakers are set to begin ironing out a budget blueprint for next year and beyond.

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Seeking Obamacare alternatives, Republicans eye tax credits

If the Supreme Court blows up the tax subsidies at the heart of Obamacare, Republicans hope to deliver on their promise to offer an alternative plan.

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Making headlines this week

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

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20 years later: The Oklahoma City bombing

Sunday marks two decades since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.

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Senator says it’s time to change the face of money

A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is gaining momentum.

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Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

The parents of the youngest victim of the marathon bombing urged authorities to take the death penalty off the table.

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Appeals court to take up Obama’s immigration action

Judges will consider whether to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

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Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor

A difficult bipartisan agreement over global U.S. trade policy is turning into a bitter battle among Democrats.

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Dog flu: Puppies sniffling across U.S.

Not all infected dogs show symptoms. Some get a cough, runny nose and fever. Severe cases can lead to pneumonia and death.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, April 17

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

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Apple helps preserve 36,000 acres of American forest

The tech giant also says it's meeting a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy.

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Stories of love, life in Supreme Court gay marriage fight

Stories of love, parenthood, illness and death are at the heart of the case for same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court.

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Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change is already facing a high-stakes legal challenge.

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Fast-food workers mark Tax Day demanding higher wages

Workers rallied in several cities for higher pay, saying they cannot survive on the hourly wages paid by many corporations.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, April 16

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

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Iran bill could make nuclear deal harder for U.S.

A compromise allowing Congress to vote on a nuclear deal may prompt Iranian negotiators to drive a harder bargain, but does not drastically weaken President Barack Obama's ability to deliver on a final agreement.

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$2.7 Million Headed to Fight Illinois Veteran Homelessness, $56k to Springfield

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$2.7 million in federal grants will go to housing hundreds of homeless veterans in Illinois.

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Police Investigate Two Shootings in Grandview

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The Sangamon County Sheriffs Department is helping Grandview Police Investigate two separate shooting incidents within hours of each other Sunday.

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Sherman Mayor: Only Give Residents What They Want

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The newly re-elected mayor of Sherman says economic development and growing the town will continue to be his top priority.

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Wells Fargo Adding 100+ Jobs in Springfield

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A resurgent mortgage industry means a major employer in Springfield is hiring again.

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LaHood So Far Front-Runner to Replace Schock

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State Senator Darin LaHood remains the favorite to replace Aaron Schock as the 18th District Congressman.