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Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama a bipartisan compromise that would permanently keep state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

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U.S. preparing for Zika

President Obama is asking Congress for over $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad, and pursue a vaccine.

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In Illinois homecoming, Obama calls for improved tone in U.S. politics

Obama won the White House in 2008 partially on a promise to overcome partisan divides in Washington. He has called his failure to do that, seven years after taking office, a regret.

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Republican field narrows as Christie, Carly bow out

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Feb. 11

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

U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in Washington February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

23 hours ago

Yellen: Fed not likely to reverse course on rates despite risks

Chances are slim the Federal Reserve would need to reverse the rate tightening cycle it began in December.

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Senate to vote on hitting North Korea with tougher sanctions

The Senate is considering legislation to hit North Korea with more stringent sanctions.

Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on his former company's decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine. Shkreli refused to testify before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Shkreli is sued over his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album

Shkreli has bragged that he had no plans to listen to the album, but bought it to "keep it from the people."

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Trump, Sanders ride U.S. anti-establishment tide to New Hampshire win

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power.

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More Americans quitting jobs as labor market strengthens

U.S. job openings surged in December and the number of Americans voluntarily quitting work hit a nine-year high, pointing to labor market strength despite a slowdown in economic growth.

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U.S. intelligence chief warns of ‘homegrown’ security threat

Attacks by "homegrown" terrorists are among the most imminent security threats facing the United States in 2016, along with dangers posed overseas by Islamic State and cyber security concerns, the top U.S. intelligence official says.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Feb. 10

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

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Gov’t report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and New York. Politically, that's a mix of red, blue and purple states.

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2 days ago

Rubio needs strong New Hampshire showing to rebut debate critics

A week ago, it looked like the stars were aligning for Marco Rubio. Now, as New Hampshire holds its pivotal primary on Tuesday, the Republican presidential contender has to hope the sky does not come crashing down on him.

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2 days ago

Obama proposes $4.1 trillion spending plan in final White House budget

The budget for the fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1 is largely a political document and is unlikely to be passed by the Republican-controlled Congress.

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2 days ago

National Security Agency going on the ‘hack’ attack

The U.S. National Security Agency on Monday outlined a reorganization that will consolidate its spying and domestic cyber-security operations, despite recommendations by a presidential panel that the agency focus solely on espionage.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Feb. 9

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

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3 days ago

White House seeks $1.8B in emergency funds for Zika virus

The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.

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3 days ago

Gas prices continue to drop

The average price of gasoline has dropped 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.82 a gallon.

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3 days ago

North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.

North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test.

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‘Star Wars’ producers face charges in Harrison Ford’s on-set accident

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The "Indiana Jones" star broke his leg when the door of the Millennium Falcon fell on him during filming in 2014.

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More Americans turning to Internet to play Cupid

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, a survey shows that more Americans are looking for love through online dating, with more than four times as many young adults using mobile apps than in 2013.

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State House Delays Vote On Daugaard’s Teacher Pay Measure

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The chamber briefly considered the tax measure on Wednesday.