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2 weeks ago

Pentagon chief announces measures to improve quality of life for military

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at improving the quality of life for those serving in the U.S. military, including a doubling of maternity leave for most personnel to 12 weeks.

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Jan. 29

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

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2 weeks ago

Health official doubts Zika virus poses major threat to U.S.

Health officials suspect that Zika is linked to a wave of birth defects in Brazil.

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30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronauts’ memorial

Families of the lost Challenger astronauts are gathering at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to mark the space shuttle's 30th anniversary. This time, though, there's a new voice to address the crowd.

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2 weeks ago

U.S. asks NATO for surveillance planes in fight against Islamic State

The head of NATO said on Thursday that the United States has requested the alliance's help in fighting Islamic State in the Middle East by providing surveillance planes called the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).

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2 weeks ago

Trump takes calculated risk with decision to skip debate

Donald Trump has figured out how to make the buzz around a Thursday night debate of Republican presidential candidates all about him: by vowing to skip it.

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2 weeks ago

Poll: Most Americans support Obama’s contested immigration plan

Most Americans say they back a plan that would allow certain illegal immigrants to stay in the country, but support for the idea slips when President Barack Obama's name is attached to the question, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Jan. 28

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

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2 weeks ago

Trump pulls out of Republican debate in Iowa

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump withdrew from a debate with party rivals out of anger at Fox News, leaving the last encounter before Iowa's pivotal nominating contest without the front-runner.

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2 weeks ago

U.S. calls for rapid action on Zika

U.S. health officials are stepping up efforts to study the link between Zika virus infections and birth defects, citing a recent study estimating the virus could reach regions where 60 percent of the U.S. population lives.

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One shot dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, others

One protester was shot dead and eight others were arrested on Tuesday after authorities confronted members of an armed group that has staged a month-long occupation of a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon, activists and officials said.

Breakfast cereal is shown for sale at a Ralphs grocery store in Del Mar, California, March 6, 2013.

2 weeks ago

U.S. consumer, housing data underscore economy’s resilience

U.S. consumer confidence improved in January despite a stock market rout and house prices accelerated in November, suggesting underlying strength in the economy despite a sharp growth slowdown in recent months.

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Jan. 27

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

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2 weeks ago

Navy finds no sign of shooting at med center

Despite initial reports, the Navy says an inspection at Naval Medical Center San Diego found no sign of a gunman or a shooting.

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2 weeks ago

Obama makes new push to expand retirement savings

U.S. President Barack Obama will propose in his upcoming budget measures to help more than 30 million Americans save for retirement, such as automatically enrolling workers in Individual Retirement Accounts and making it easier for workers to keep savings when they switch jobs, according to the country's labor secretary.

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2 weeks ago

Zika virus expected to spread, spurring vaccine hunt

U.S. health officials are stepping up efforts to study the link between Zika virus infections and birth defects in infants amid predictions for widespread circulation of the mosquito-borne virus within the United States.

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2 weeks ago

Countdown: Scientists to announce ‘Doomsday Clock’ time

It's the beginning of the end, people!

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2 weeks ago

Experience vs. Judgment: Clinton, Sanders vie for pivotal Iowa vote

With Iowa kicking off the 2016 election season in one week, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton tried to erase doubts about her judgment raised by rival Bernie Sanders on Monday while digging deep into her years of governing experience.

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Jan. 26

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NEVER-Scale

2 weeks ago

An ‘alarming’ number of kids are obese, overweight

At least 41 million children under the age of five are obese or overweight across the globe, the World Health Organization says.

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