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1 week ago

Obama visits a mosque to send pointed message to non-Muslims

President Barack Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque, in an effort to allay the fears of Americans accustomed to pop-culture portrayals of Muslims as terrorists, and to reassure Muslim American youth about their place in the nation.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Feb. 4

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

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Education Department gives states ways to cut standardized testing

The Obama administration is offering states and local school districts a lesson plan of sorts for reducing standardized testing in public schools.

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Marco Rubio becomes early hope for mainstream U.S. Republicans

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, emerging from the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa as the leading Republican mainstream contender, portrayed himself in New Hampshire on Tuesday as the party's best hope to recapture the White House.

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House passes bill again to restrict Obama lifting Iran sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved legislation on Tuesday that would restrict President Barack Obama's ability to lift sanctions under the international nuclear deal with Iran, nearly three weeks after a similar vote was canceled.

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First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite, a day after the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Feb. 3

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

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Yahoo to say it is exploring ‘strategic alternatives’

Yahoo Inc is expected to announce on Tuesday that it is exploring "strategic alternatives".

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ISIS pushed back in Iraq, Syria, but a threat in Libya: Kerry

An international coalition is pushing back Islamic State militants in their Syrian and Iraqi strongholds but the group is threatening Libya and could seize the nation's oil wealth, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

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Zika virus declared global health emergency

The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the U.N. agency sought to build a global response to the threat.

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No shadow: Punxsutawney Phil ‘predicts’ early spring

The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog say the furry rodent has failed to see his shadow, meaning means he's "predicted" an early spring.

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Republican Cruz bests Trump in Iowa race, Clinton edges out Sanders

Sen. Ted Cruz soundly defeated billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa's Republican nominating contest, upending the party's presidential race and creating a three-way competition with establishment candidate Sen. Marco Rubio.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Feb. 2

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

Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris, France, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

2 weeks ago

Alphabet profit sends shares up; overtakes Apple in value

Alphabet Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday.

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Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science

Obama's budget proposal for 2017 will seek $4 billion for states and $100 million for school districts over the next three years to teach computer science skills in elementary, middle and high schools.

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Obama to meet with Republicans Ryan, McConnell

President Barack Obama will meet for the first time on Tuesday with Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, to discuss budget priorities and ways to work together this year.

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CDC expected to declare end to Chipotle’s E.coli outbreak

The E. coli outbreak that affected restaurants in nine states is expected to be declared over.

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Trump’s unorthodox campaign faces first test in Iowa

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton also faces a stiff challenge in Iowa from insurgent Bernie Sanders in the first contest in the state-by-state battle to pick candidates for the Nov. 8 election to succeed President Barack Obama.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Feb. 1

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

The Capitol in Washington is seen at sunrise, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Making headlines this week

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

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16 mins ago in Music, Entertainment

Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration in the works

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Organizers of the original Woodstock festival are trying to get something together to mark the golden anniversary of the event in 2019.

5 hours ago in Music

Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell cover the Beatles for new show

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The two rockers will join The Shins, Pink, Sia, Of Monsters And Men, and James Bay, among others, on the soundtrack for a new Netflix show, "Beat Bugs."

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Cosby’s wife must give deposition in civil suit, judge rules

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Bill Cosby's wife will have to talk to lawyers bringing a defamation lawsuit against the comedian but cannot be compelled to reveal private conversations with her husband, a federal judge has ruled.

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Betty White reviews ‘Deadpool’

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The "Golden Girls" star gives Ryan Reynolds and his red leather suit an enthusiastic thumbs up.