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Stocks plunge along with price of oil; Dow off 500 points

Wall Street moved deep into the red in volatile trading on Wednesday

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Colorado cinema killer James Holmes transferred to third prison

Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes has been moved to a different prison for the third time.

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10 FOR TODAT: Wednesday, Jan. 20

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

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Gov’t report: Budget deficit to rise to $544B this year

A government report released Tuesday estimates that this year's budget deficit will rise to $544 billion.

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Twitter hit by sporadic outages in many parts of globe

Twitter said on Tuesday its social network was suffering ongoing outages.

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Supreme Court sets election-year clash on immigration

Texas is leading 26 mainly Republican-dominated states in challenging the Democratic administration's immigration plan.

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Iran’s Khamenei welcomes sanctions lift, warns of U.S. ‘deceit’

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday welcomed the lifting of international sanctions against Iran, but warned that Tehran should remain wary of its old enemy the United States.

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Bipartisan bill revises healthier meal standards in schools

School nutrition directors and first lady Michelle Obama could be headed for a truce on healthier meal standards for the nation's schoolchildren.

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U.S. marks MLK holiday with speeches, service, Oscar boycott

President Barack Obama packed books for schoolchildren on Monday to commemorate slain civil rights leader the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and King's daughter said his dream of equality had yet to be realized.

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British lawmakers debate banning Trump

British lawmakers on Monday debated a petition to ban U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from Britain over remarks on Muslims, but while describing his comments as "crazy" and "offensive," most said the ban would go against free speech.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Jan. 19

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

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Iraq searching for three U.S. citizens reportedly abducted

Security forces in Baghdad were hunting for three U.S. citizens who Iraqi lawmakers said on Monday had been kidnapped, which, if confirmed, would make them the first Americans abducted in the country since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011.

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Confederate flag’s removal turns King Day into celebration

Civic leaders, activists and others are celebrating, marching and paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday's 30th federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.

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Sanders lashes out at Clinton in contentious Democratic debate

Democratic White House candidate Bernie Sanders went on the offensive against front-runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday in the most contentious of their four presidential debates, accusing her of cozying up to Wall Street and misrepresenting his stance on healthcare and guns.

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When to stop mammograms tricky issue as U.S. ages

Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50, or somewhere in between, is the issue they'll all eventually face: when to stop.

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PHOTOS: Life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A collection of photos of MLK from the Associate Press archives, some that are well known and others that may be less familiar to wide audiences.

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Obama says ‘tireless’ effort led to prisoner release

Three Iranian-Americans left Tehran for a U.S. base in Germany on Sunday under a prisoner swap following the lifting of most international sanctions on Iran under a deal that President Barack Obama said had cut off Tehran's path to a nuclear bomb.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Jan. 18

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

A rainbow appears in the winter sky over New York state agency buildings, at right, and downtown Albany, N.Y., after a thunderstorm on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Making headlines this week

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

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Chipotle will close all of its stores next month … for a meeting

Don't plan on getting a big burrito on Feb. 8.

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Consumers flexing their muscles

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U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015.

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Kobe to headline All-Star Sunday

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Kobe Bryant has spent a career tormenting the Toronto fan base and now he is set to entertain it as the NBA's All-Star Weekend descends on Canada for the first time and welcomes Bryant for his swan song.

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NASCAR revises green-white-checkered finish rule

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NASCAR has announced that it is shifting to an unlimited green-white-checkered finish format when late-race cautions come out.