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Victims describe injuries, loss at marathon bombing trial

The brutality and long-lasting impact of the Boston Marathon bombing is being brought home to jurors.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, April 23

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

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Home sales hit 18-month high

The fairly upbeat report from the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday implied the economy was regaining some momentum after hitting a speed bump at the start of the year.

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New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

For the first time publicly, the U.S. military says it plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.

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It’s now easier to sue the government

The U.S. Supreme Court has made it easier for people to sue the federal government.

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House backs bill to boost energy efficiency

The House has given final legislative approval to a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency.

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Jurors see ‘defiant’ Tsarnaev as feds argue for death

The prosecutor called Tsarnaev "unconcerned, unrepentant and unchanged" after the bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260.

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Anti-human trafficking bill expected to pass Senate

Bipartisan legislation aimed at helping the victims of sex trafficking is set to pass after being sidetracked for weeks.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 22

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

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Timing of sanctions relief a major issue as Iran talks resume

After a tentative deal between Iran and the six powers was reached, different interpretations have emerged over what was agreed to.

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The history of Earth Day

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day reminds us to go green and love our planet.

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Google is dropping fat stacks of cash in Washington

Google's growing investment in lobbying highlights its expanding presence as it fights antitrust battles and grows its business into new areas such as broadband and self-driving cars.

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Prosecutor: Boston bomber’s attack ‘essence of terror’

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will decide what his punishment should be: life in prison or the death penalty.

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Blue Bell Creameries recalls all of its products

If you have any Blue Bell products in your fridge - like ice cream or cookie dough - they have been recalled for possible listeriosis contamination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 21

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

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U.S. may talk to Iran about regional stability

The U.S. State Department says it is open to including Iran in past efforts to achieve a Syrian peace deal.

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6 Minnesota men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

They were arrested as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.

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Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Rotich winners at Boston Marathon

The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombing.

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A small victory for fliers: Summer fares fall

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — a really tiny bit.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 20

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

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Another Big Salary for Rauner Employee

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Linda Lingle will receive a $198,000 salary starting in June.

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Missing SIUE Student Found Dead in Missouri

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A Southern Illinois University student missing since Monday has been found dead.

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Tales of Woe Dominate Workers’ Comp Hearing

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Hoosier: Don't be like our state

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Tractor Driver Killed in Wreck

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Other driver refused treatment

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Springfield City Council Potentially Saves CWLP from Default

The public gave outgoing Mayor Mike Houston a standing ovation at Tuesday's Springfield City Council meeting.

The move is so that another technical default doesn't happen on the utility's bonding, and that the required debt coverage ratio can be met.