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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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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder

Once a star player with a $40 million contract, Hernandez will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors’ fees

Huge majorities of both parties in Congress banded together to permanently reshape how Medicare pays doctors.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 15

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

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Boston marks somber anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

The city of Boston faces a somber day as it marks the second anniversary of the bombing attack on its marathon that killed three people and injured 264.

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Obama tells Congress he plans to remove Cuba from terrorism list

It will clear the main obstacle to restoring diplomatic relations and reopening embassies shut for more than half a century.

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Obama concedes Congress role on Iran deal

President Barack Obama conceded Congress has the power to review a nuclear deal, giving in to pressure from Republicans and some in his own party.

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Tax Day deals

Owe Uncle Sam a boatload of cash? Still haven't done your taxes yet? Don't worry - enjoy April 15 with some of these freebies!

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Judge: Jurors in Tsarnaev trial can’t attend Boston Marathon

Jurors were warned to stay away from this year's marathon and any events related to the anniversary of the 2013 attack.

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Abraham Lincoln was assassinated 150 years ago today

On April 14, 1865, Lincoln became the first U.S. President to be assassinated.

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013.

Hackers keep trying new targets in search of easy data

A leading cybersecurity company says hackers are working harder, shifting their targets and using different techniques.

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Your rent is (probably) going up

The average U.S. rent has climbed 14 percent to $1,124 since 2010.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 14

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

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Obama, Iraq’s Abadi to discuss ISIS fight in White House meeting

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and President Barack Obama will discuss the fight against Islamic State at a meeting likely to be dominated by requests for U.S. arms and tension over Iran's role on the battlefield.

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And then there were four: Rubio enters race for president

The first-term senator - and third Republican candidate to officially declare - says he feels "uniquely qualified" to talk about the future.

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Employee fatally shot on N. Carolina college campus

Police are continuing to search for a "person of interest" in the case.

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Gas prices keep going lower

A regular gallon of gas dropped 5 cents in the past three weeks to $2.45 a gallon.

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Local Control of Charter Schools Passes House

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The authority to establish a charter school would belong to the local school board, under a bill which passed the…

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New Panel Will Examine Budgeting

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Expects governor to defend cuts, describe process

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Springfield School Board Opposed to Anti-Gay Conversion Therapy Measure

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The Springfield Public School Board supports the idea of banning what's called "gay conversion therapy" in minors-- but they don't support the idea of telling lawmakers to ban it.

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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.