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3 days ago

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Feb. 9

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

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4 days ago

White House seeks $1.8B in emergency funds for Zika virus

The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.

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4 days ago

Gas prices continue to drop

The average price of gasoline has dropped 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.82 a gallon.

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4 days ago

North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.

North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test.

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Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting

Don't plan on getting a burrito for lunch today - every Chipotle location in America will be closed this morning for a food safety meeting.

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4 days ago

Trump says New Hampshire win not necessary to secure nomination

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he does not have to win the New Hampshire primary vote on Tuesday to secure the nomination, apparently tamping down expectations despite holding a double-digit lead in that state's polls.

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4 days ago

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Feb. 8

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

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7 days ago

Making headlines this week

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

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1 week ago

U.S. doctors upgrade Zika precautions; virus found in saliva, urine

Brazilian scientists announced on Friday they had found Zika in the saliva and urine of two patients, as U.S. health officials advised more stringent measures for monitoring pregnant women for Zika and preventing sexual transmission of the virus.

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1 week ago

Nearly 13 million have signed up for Obamacare

About 12.7 million Americans signed up for health insurance coverage through the government insurance exchanges, surpassing its expectations.

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1 week ago

Democrats block U.S. energy bill in fight over Flint aid

Senate Democrats teamed up with some of their Republican counterparts on Thursday and blocked a wide-ranging U.S. energy bill in a fight over aid to Flint, Michigan, to help rectify its drinking water crisis.

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1 week ago

In contentious debate, Clinton and Sanders both claim ‘progressive’ mantle

Democrat Hillary Clinton went on the attack against rival Bernie Sanders on Thursday in their most contentious presidential debate yet, questioning whether his ambitious proposals were viable and accusing him of an "artful smear" in suggesting she could be bought by political donations.

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1 week ago

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Feb. 5

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

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1 week ago

‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli laughs off questions from lawmakers, calls them ‘imbeciles’

The former drug company executive sparked outrage last year after his company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by more than 5,000 percent to $750 a pill.

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1 week ago

Just in time for tax season, IRS experiencing technical difficulties

The Internal Revenue Service says it is experiencing computer failure and temporarily cannot accept taxpayer returns.

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1 week ago

Republican campaign for White House turns nastier as field narrows

Campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination has taken a nasty turn with Donald Trump accusing rival Ted Cruz of fraud as the field of candidates narrowed ahead of next week's New Hampshire primary.

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1 week ago

Super Bowl security to be super tight

U.S. law enforcement officials preparing for Super Bowl 50 have worked with their French counterparts to learn from last year's deadly attacks in Paris, as they plan safety for Sunday's big game.

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1 week ago

Women could soon have to register for the draft

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday it was up to Congress to decide whether to require women to register for the military draft, and he expected U.S. lawmakers to take up the issue this autumn.

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1 week ago

Obama visits a mosque to send pointed message to non-Muslims

President Barack Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque, in an effort to allay the fears of Americans accustomed to pop-culture portrayals of Muslims as terrorists, and to reassure Muslim American youth about their place in the nation.

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1 week ago

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Feb. 4

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

Recent Headlines

15 hours ago in Local

Second Arrest Made in Rochester Homicide

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One of two people that remained wanted after a deadly shooting incident late last month outside Rochester has been taken into custody.

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President Obama’s Visit: The Day After

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They're not done replaying the game films yet, but those involved in orchestrating Wednesday's presidential visit to Springfield say, for now, it was a fun and positive experience that went well.

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Chicago Woman Charged with Supplying Gun to Niece

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Federal prosecutors say a Chicago woman has been indicted on charges that she supplied her 14-year-old niece with the handgun the girl allegedly used to kill another teen during an argument over a boy.

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Par-a-Dice Cuts Staff, Blames Video Gaming

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Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria has announced announced they are laying off employees amidst a protracted slump in business.

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Jury Sides with Illinois Man in Excessive Force Lawsuit

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Jurors in southern Illinois have found in a federal civil lawsuit that an Olney man was the victim of excessive force when law enforcement officers stopped him near Benton in April 2012.