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Food fight builds as regulators weigh ‘added sugar’ label

This fight isn't about how much sugar should be in your food, but how much you should know about it.

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Lights go out in Britain marking WWI anniversary

Lights will be switched off at landmarks around Britain on Monday, marking the centenary of the start of the first World War.

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Toxic algae threatens Ohio drinking water

Hundreds of thousands of people remain without safe drinking water following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie.

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Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking seven-hour Gaza truce

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinians accused Israel of breaking its own ceasefire on Monday by…

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Obama: Russia doesn’t make anything, must be ‘firm’ with China

President Barack Obama dismissed Russia and said the West needs to be "pretty firm" with China as Beijing pushes to expand its role in the world economy.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on the news that made headlines this week and the stories you won't forget.

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U.S. reforms poultry inspections in effort to boost food safety

The USDA hopes reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities will cut down on foodborne illnesses.

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Senate passes $16.3B veterans health care bill

The U.S. Senate gave final approval to a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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For some companies, influx of migrant children is booming business

For companies with contracts with federal agencies, the wave of children crossing the border is a business opportunity.

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Obamacare subsidy case could be headed to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.

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Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumpy road

Consumers buying coverage through the federal HealthCare.gov site are likely to still have technical difficulties.

immigration

Divided House abandons vote on border bill

Congress will take a five-week vacation without addressing the immigration crisis.

jobs

Jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

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Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

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House approves $17B veterans health care bill

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over health care

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing the President of overstepping his authority.

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Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas

Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

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Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop being mad all the time’

The President took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to work with him to "get some work done."

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Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

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U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

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Illinois Supremes Back “Home”

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Illinois Supreme Court Building rehab completed

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Veteran Walks for Others

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He doesn't carry physical scars from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but the wounds are still there

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Judge Threatens Jeff Parsons With Criminal Contempt

Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

A federal judge has threatened to hold former THR and Associates boss Jeff Parsons in criminal contempt of court if he doesn't provide the documents needed to proceed with his case.

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Holiday Weekend Means Beefed-up Police Patrols

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Expect a big police presence this Labor Day weekend.

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Tips Sought on Pizza Restaurant Robbery

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Police are looking for help figuring out who robbed Papa Murphy's late last week.