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Judge to Hastert: You’re a “Serial Child Molester” — Imposes 15 Month Sentence

A federal judge has described Dennis Hastert as a "serial child molester" as he prepares to issue a sentence in the former U.S. House speaker's hush-money case.

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Fed set to keep rates unchanged, may nod to ebbing risks

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged on Wednesday as it continues to monitor the impact from weakening global growth but may seek to signal to markets it is determined to resume policy tightening this year.

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Career education making a comeback in high schools

Decades after "shop class" became known as a lesser alternative for children deemed unfit for college, vocational education is making a comeback in American high schools.

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Poll: Half of Americans think presidential nominating system ‘rigged’

More than half of American voters believe that the system U.S. political parties use to pick their candidates for the White House is "rigged" and more than two-thirds want to see the process changed, according to a new poll.

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Big wins by Trump, Clinton give rivals little breathing room

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled up wins in Northeastern states on Tuesday in a major show of strength and immediately turned their fire on each other in a possible preview of a general election matchup.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 27

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

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FBI director suggests iPhone flaw may remain secret

The FBI says it is still assessing whether a vulnerability used to unlock an iPhone will be disclosed to Apple or the public.

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Americans drove a record amount of miles in February

U.S. motor travel surged at a record pace in February as Americans took to the road again after January's historic snowstorms, fueling optimism about gasoline demand as refiners brace for the busy summer driving season.

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Driven up the wall by Trump, Mexico looks to recast image in U.S.

At first, Mexico's government did its best to ignore Donald Trump. Then it likened him to Adolf Hitler. Now it has appointed a new ambassador to come up with a better plan.

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Trump poised for East Coast primary wins in test of reorganized team

Donald Trump is poised to extend his lead in the Republican presidential race in a string of East Coast primaries on Tuesday, but a complicated contest in Pennsylvania, the day's biggest prize, will test his recently reorganized campaign.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 26

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

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Gas prices up 8 cents over past 2 weeks

The price at the pump has gone up 41 cents over the past nine weeks.

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Obama, Merkel push for trade deal as foreign crises weigh

U.S. President Barack Obama said he would do whatever he could to advance a controversial trade deal with the European Union in his last eight months in office.

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A Washington ritual: Pentagon, Congress at odds over bases

The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should approve a new round of military base closings.

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250 additional U.S. special forces headed to Syria

The deployment will increase U.S. forces in Syria to about 300. Its goal is to accelerate recent gains against Islamic State and appears to reflect growing confidence in the ability of U.S.-backed forces inside Syria and Iraq to claw back territory from the hardline Sunni Islamist group.

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Republicans Cruz, Kasich reach ‘stop-Trump’ deal

Republican White House rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced a deal on Sunday to stay out of each other's way in some upcoming state primaries in hopes of blocking front-runner Donald Trump from winning the party's presidential nomination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 25

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

The Washington Monument is captured in the refelcting pool on the National Mall in Washington before daybreak, Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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Making headlines this week

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

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Paris climate deal signing: ‘A step on a long journey’

Around 170 countries are set to sign the Paris agreement on climate change in New York on Friday, signaling their commitment to put the landmark deal to curb global temperature rise into practice.

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Eonomists hoping for a hint as focus moves to Fed

The U.S. Federal Reserve is set to join the ECB in holding policy steady when it meets in the coming week against a calmer market backdrop, while big economies report on how they fared in what was a volatile first quarter.

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