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Sexting, Internet safety loom large as childhood health concerns

As more kids use mobile phones and surf the web at increasingly younger ages, sexting and Internet safety are becoming bigger childhood health concerns, edging out longtime worries like smoking and teen pregnancy, a new poll suggests.

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One small bite for man, one giant leaf for space

How'd you like a space salad for lunch?

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Gas prices down 11 cents on average

The average price per gallon is $2.71, according to the latest national survey.

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Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

Social Security is approaching its 80th birthday, and the federal government's largest benefit program is at a pivotal point in its history.

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Pope and Congress: Francis is certain to challenge lawmakers

A political pope is sure to seize his opportunity when he addresses a political body.

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Democrats say Iran deal will survive despite Congress setback

President Barack Obama is trying to win over enough of his fellow Democrats to block Republican efforts to pass a "resolution of disapproval" that could cripple the deal, which is designed to curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting of economic sanctions.

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U.S. sends six jets, 300 personnel to Turkey base in Islamic State fight

The United States sent six F-16 jets and about 300 personnel to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey on Sunday, the U.S. military said, after Ankara agreed last month to allow American planes to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from there.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Aug. 10

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

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Making headlines this week

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

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Improving job market bolsters case for Fed rate hike

U.S. employment rose at a solid clip in July and wages rebounded after a surprise stall in the prior month, signs of an improving economy that could open the door wider to a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September.

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10 years on, Hurricane Katrina’s scars endure for New Orleans

A decade after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans seems to have found its rhythm again: the French Quarter is choked with tourists, construction cranes tower over the skyline, and hipsters bike to cafes in gentrifying neighborhoods.

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Blows for Obama as key lawmakers come out against Iran deal

U.S. President Barack Obama's hopes of preserving the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers were dealt a setback on Thursday when Chuck Schumer, one of the top Democrats in the U.S. Senate, said he would the oppose the agreement.

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It’s all about Trump at raucous Republican debate

Donald Trump refused to rule out an independent White House bid and bristled at questions about his attitudes toward women, leaving his rivals struggling for attention on Thursday during a feisty first Republican presidential debate.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 7

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

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Taking bow for summer, Congress leaves clashes for fall

When lawmakers return, they'll face a fall jam-packed with do-or-die deadlines.

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Food was pretty inexpensive last month

Global food prices sank to their lowest in almost six years in July, as sharp drops in the value of dairy products and vegetable oils overwhelmed increases in sugar and cereals.

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Police fatally shoot ax-wielding man at Nashville movie theater

A man with a history of mental health issues who wielded an ax and a pellet gun at a Nashville-area movie theater was shot dead by police on Wednesday, authorities said.

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U.S. officials assure Congress on Iran sanctions ‘snapbacks’

Obama administration officials told lawmakers on Wednesday that sanctions relief under the Iran nuclear deal will not be allowed to be used to bankroll terrorism and said the sanctions can be "snapped back" quickly if Tehran violates the agreement.

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Trump at center stage as Republicans square off in first debate

The top 10 leading Republican presidential candidates look for a break-out moment at their first debate on the road to the November 2016 election.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Aug. 6

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

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Proposed Changes in Social Services Bring Protest

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SNAP, TANF eligibility in focus

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Friday Hearing in Schock Case Cancelled

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A judge has canceled a Friday hearing on former Congressman Aaron Schock's cooperation with a federal investigation.

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Judge: Salaita Can Amend Lawsuit Against U of I

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Steven Salaita can amend his lawsuit to include the previously dismissed claim that administrators deleted emails pertinent to the case.

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Protest Over GMO Labeling at Sen. Durbin’s Office

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A small protest outside U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s Chicago office asked for him to vote against a bill which would prevent states from making the labeling of genetically modified foods mandatory.

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Rauner Vetoes Bill For Better Police, Fire Pensions

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Rauner says public -- not city councils -- should decide.