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Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists

A new survey shows that 6 in 10 Americans favor using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups.

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Republicans pass deep spending cuts, aim at Obamacare

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first joint House-Senate budget plan in six years.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 1

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

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Unemployment claims tumble to 15-year low

Consumer spending increased as the number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, April 30

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Protests against police violence spread across U.S.

Protesters marched against police violence in cities from New York to Denver, and a large demonstration in Baltimore ended peacefully.

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Sanders says he’ll seek Democratic nomination for president

The independent senator from Vermont, a self-described socialist and one of the most outspoken liberals in Congress, will seek the 2016 Democratic nomination.

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Vietnamese-Americans recall losses, gains since Saigon fell

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the end of the Vietnam War, and the close of a bitter, devastating chapter in both U.S. and Vietnamese history.

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Boston bomber wanted life, brother wanted death, attorney says

His lawyers contend he should be spared capital punishment because he was a pawn in a scheme led by his brothers.

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Bud Light brewing up controversy with new labels

The beer maker says it is sorry for a slogan printed on bottles as part of its "Up for Whatever" campaign.

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Immigrant removals continue to decline under Obama

The Obama administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade.

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Poll: Americans evenly split on gay marriage case

The poll was conducted just before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that will likely decide whether state laws banning same-sex marriage are constitutional.

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Economy stalls in first quarter as weather, low energy prices bite

Economic growth braked more sharply than expected as harsh weather dampened consumer spending but there are signs activity is picking up.

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‘Baltimore Mom:’ Rioting son ‘knew he was in trouble’

Toya Graham, who was captured on video smacking her teenage son for participating in the Baltimore riots, says she was "shocked" to see her son in the crowd.

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Police enforce curfew in Baltimore, disperse protesters

Thousands of police in riot gear and National Guard troops dispersed protesters with pepper spray a day after the city was shaken by fires and violence.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 29

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

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NFL giving up ‘distraction’ of tax-exempt status

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league office and its management council will file tax returns as taxable entities for the 2015 fiscal year.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 28

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

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Nepalis dig through quake rubble for survivors, death toll climbs

International aid has finally begun arriving in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people, as experts warn the death toll could top 10,000.

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Baltimore mayor criticized for riot response

Hundreds were arrested and dozens injured, as looters broke into businesses and set more than 100 fires.

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Springfield Woman Sentenced for Embezzling $400k

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A Springfield woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for embezzling more than $400,000 from her former employer.

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Lawmakers Back Training for Hazardous Railroad Materials

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The railroads that operate in Illinois are instructing local police and fire departments on how to handle a hazardous material spill.

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Chatham Man Named Illinois National Guard Adjutant General

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has named Brig. Gen. Richard Hayes Jr. of Chatham as adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard.

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New CWLP Head Brown: Restructure PILOT

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The new man in charge of City Water Light and Power says maybe the PILOT program does need to change.

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WCIA-TV Anchor Dave Benton Passes Away

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A local television anchor's long bout with cancer has come to a sad end.