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Chipotle E. coli cases suspected in six states

Three new states have reported E. coli infections of the same strain as the Chipotle outbreak.

An American flag flies half-staff at Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Flags are flying at half-staff in Los Angeles in honor of victims of terrorist attacks in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Making headlines this week

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


Volkswagen faces pressure in U.S. to buy back older diesel cars

Volkswagen, which is set to provide detailed plans to fix vehicles that do not comply with U.S. emissions standards, faced more pressure to buy back older diesel cars.


Obama defends TPP secrecy, says now is chance for debate

U.S. President Barack Obama launched a defense on Friday of a signature Pacific trade pact kept largely under wraps and said the public would get its say before legislators in each country debate the full details.


Report: More than 500,000 people homeless in the U.S.

Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Oregon and Hawaii have all recently declared emergencies over the rise of homelessness.


House passes bill to slow Syrian refugees despite Obama veto threat

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Republican-backed legislation on to suspend the program to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year and then intensify the process of screening them.


10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Nov. 20

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


FDA approves first genetically modified salmon for consumption

AquaBounty Technologies' salmon became the first genetically engineered animal to receive U.S. approval for human consumption, setting the stage for more such approvals.


Suspected mastermind of Paris attacks killed in raid

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian militant, who had boasted of mounting attacks in Europe for the Islamic State, was accused of orchestrating Friday's coordinated bombings and shootings in the French capital, which killed 129 people.


Volkswagen says U.S. diesel owners will get gift cards, repairs

VW has set aside $6.9 billion to cover costs after it admitted to installing "defeat devices" in 11 million vehicles worldwide with diesel engines built since 2008.


Republicans, defying Obama, propose tightening Syrian refugee screening

House Republican lawmakers defied President Barack Obama on Wednesday and laid out plans to tighten screening of Syrian refugees after the Paris attacks, in a political fight that challenges the U.S. view of itself as a refuge for downtrodden immigrants.


ISIS threatens New York next

There is no "specific and credible threat" against NYC, despite a newly released Islamic State video suggesting America's most populous city is a target of attacks such as those in Paris.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Nov. 19

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


Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

You know that auto insurance commercial, the one with the talkative gecko promising you can save 15 percent if you switch insurers?


Two die in police raid targeting suspected Paris attack mastermind

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and another militant died on Wednesday when police raided an apartment in the Paris suburb of St. Denis seeking suspects in last week's attacks in the French capital.


Jindal ends White House bid saying ‘Not my time’

Jindal, 44, was the first person of Indian-American heritage to run for U.S. president.


New bill in Congress proposes stricter vetting of refugees

The Syrian refugee crisis is dividing American politicians, given the choice between yielding to fears of importing terrorists or honoring the United States' traditional welcoming role.


AAA forecasts a smaller jump in Thanksgiving travel

The number of motorists on U.S. roadways during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is likely to rise only modestly, AAA estimated, suggesting that the recent surge may be weakening as low gas prices become less of a novelty.


10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Nov. 18

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

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

Fraud rates on online transactions increase during holidays

As retailers and consumers prepare for the holiday shopping season, attempts by criminals to steal payment card information to commit fraud online are likely to rise.

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