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Obama awards Medal of Honor to French-born U.S. Army captain

The highest U.S. distinction for valor was awarded to retired Army Captain Florent Groberg for thwarting an Afghan suicide bomb attack that left him badly wounded.


Steady U.S. jobless claims consistent with healthy labor market

New U.S. applications for unemployment benefits last week held steady at levels consistent with sustained labor market strength that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.


Students march over debt, free public college

Students were set to walk out of classrooms across the United States on Thursday to protest ballooning student loan debt for higher education and rally for tuition-free public colleges and a minimum wage hike for campus workers.


Climate change ruling looms over immigration case

The conservative legal challenge to President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, in line for U.S. Supreme Court review, would force the justices to wrestle with their own conflicting votes on when states have a legal right to sue the federal government.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Nov. 12

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


No empty nest: Young women live with mom & dad like it’s 1940

An analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data finds that 36.4 percent of women between the ages 18 and 34 lived with parents or relatives in 2014.


Republican Jeb Bush survives debate with steady performance

The fourth Republican debate in the search for a 2016 presidential nominee was characterized by a steady stream of attacks against front-runner Donald Trump and mistake-free performances by Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, two up-and-coming U.S. senators in the race.


White House announces in-state tuition for U.S. veterans, families

Announced in honor of Veterans Day, the change aims to make sure veterans can both access and get the most out of higher education.


History of the holiday: Veterans Day

WATCH: A look at the history of the holiday honoring those who fought for America, both living and dead.


Veterans Day deals

Here is a look at some of the organizations recognizing America's service men and women.


10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Nov. 11

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


Justice Department to take immigration lawsuit to Supreme Court

The fight over President Obama's executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was opposed by Republicans and challenged by 26 states.


VA enters stretch on goals for homelessness, claims backlog

Six years ago, the Obama administration set the ambitious goal of ending veteran homelessness in 2015 and ending the backlog in disability claims.


Obama launches Facebook page, sends message on climate

The POTUS finally has his own Facebook page


Tonight’s Republican debate pared down to 8

Eight Republican hopefuls will take the stage for the party's fourth debate.


NSA to end bulk call data collection this month

The U.S. National Security Agency is ready to end later this month collecting Americans' domestic call records in bulk and move to a more targeted system.


10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Nov. 10

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

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Trump Rallies in Springfield

Trump drew a record crowd at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.


University of Missouri president resigns after race protest

The University of Missouri's president stepped down on Monday after protests by the school's football team.


Lawmakers are dumping plan for privately funded border fence

Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico are pulling the plug.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.