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Iraqi forces say they defeat Islamist attack near Ramadi

The advance of Islamic State has exposed the failings of Iraq's army and the limitations of U.S. airstrikes.

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State Department sets January ’16 deadline for Clinton’s email release

Clinton's exclusive use of a personal email account for government business as secretary of state has prompted concerns about transparency and security.

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Judge expected to set date for Tsarnaev sentencing hearing

Bombing survivors will be allowed to give victim impact statements at the hearing, as will convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 19

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

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Islamic State tightens grip on captured Iraqi city

ISIS fighters who overran Ramadi in a major defeat for the Iraqi government and its Western backers are flying back flags on key buildings and setting free prisoners.

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Jeb Bush sees no constitutional right to gay marriage

The possible 2016 Republican candidate says he is a "supporter of traditional marriage."

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4 sue Amtrak over deadly derailment; cause of crash still unknown

The federal lawsuit cites "serious and disabling" injuries from the May 12 derailment that killed eight and injured more than 200.

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Gas prices jump 22 cents per gallon

The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has increased, but is still well below last year's prices.

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Fly the crowded skies

The summer skies will be filled with passenger planes, as a record number of travelers are expected.

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Obama to limit police use of military equipment

Some equipment will be banned, while departments will have to justify the use of others.

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Kerry: U.S., China discussing more sanctions on North Korea

The United States is discussing imposing further sanctions against the reclusive country, as it is "not even close" to taking steps to rein in its nuclear weapons program.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, May 18

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

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Shi’ite forces ordered to deploy after fall of Iraqi city

The U.S.-led coalition stepped up air raids against Islamic State, conducting 19 strikes in the vicinity of Ramadi over the past 72 hours.

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DEATH: Boston bomber sentenced to die

Convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be put to death for the deadly 2013 marathon attacks.

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Making headlines this week

A look back at this week's big stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal; no survivors

The wreckage of a U.S. military helicopter lost on an earthquake relief mission was found high on a mountainside in Nepal.

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Boston Marathon bomber’s life hangs in balance as jury deliberates

The jury heads into its third day of deliberations on whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is sentenced to death or to life in prison without the possibility of release.

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Obama vows to ‘stand by’ Gulf allies amid concern over Iran threat

Hosting the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council for a rare summit at Camp David, Obama pledged to help counter Iran's "destabilizing activities in the region."

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Postal statistics give new meaning to ‘snail mail’

Those birthday cards and bills are taking a longer to get to their destination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 15

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

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