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Poll: Most Americans say spanking is ‘OK’

Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is an acceptable for of discipline at home.

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Obama seeks to restore trust with Latinos

President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way.

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U.S. Secret Service directior resigns

Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.

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Rhode Island child with Enterovirus dies

A child hospitalized for less than 24 hours with Enterovirus D68 has died from the bacterial infection.

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U.S. experts hunt for Ebola exposure after first case

Experts are monitoring "a handful" of people potentially exposed through physical contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus in the U.S.

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U.S. manufacturing jobs data best since ’12

Employment in America's manufacturing sector grew at its best pace since March 2012, a new report says.

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White House moves to deal with child migration issue

Refugee processing centers in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will try to deter unaccompanied minors from crossing the border on their own.

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California is first state to ban plastic grocery bags

Single-use plastic bags will disappear from California grocery stores under a first-in-the-nation state law.

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Microsoft names next operating system Windows 10

Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.

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Secret Service White House security breach ‘unacceptable’

Lawmakers scolded the head of the Secret Service over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House.

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Congress vote on campaign against ISIS could lag to 2015

Congress may not vote until next year on authorizing air strikes against Islamic State militants, despite some lawmakers' insistence that approval is already overdue.

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Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to deepen their countries' strategic partnership.

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CDC probing cases of virus-related paralysis in children

Health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children who developed paralysis after testing positive for a respiratory virus.

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Americans step up spending, but home market weakens

U.S. consumer spending accelerated in August, a positive sign for an economy that appears to be firing on nearly all cylinders.

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Toyota recalls 690K vehicles to fix suspension

Toyota is recalling Tacoma 4X4 and Tacoma pre-runner pickup trucks to fix issues with the vehicles' rear suspension system.

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Arsonist suspected in more than 20 fires

A suspected arsonist operating in Washington state is believed to have ignited nearly two dozen fires in three weeks.

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Afghanistan to sign U.S. security agreement

Afghanistan will sign a crucial security agreement allowing the U.S. to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year.

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Macy’s to hire 86K workers for holiday season

The retailer plans to hire thousands more workers than last year.

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GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

Some in the GOP fear that conservative activists would have unrealistic expectations if Republicans run both the House and Senate.

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FAA wants to restore Chicago air traffic site by mid-October

The air traffic control site was set ablaze by a field technician, causing delays and cancellations.

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