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North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions

orth and South Korea agreed early on Tuesday to end a military standoff that sparked an exchange of artillery fire and had ratcheted up tension on one of the world's most heavily-fortified borders.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 25

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

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White House aims to boost homeowner renewable energy use

The White House expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders.

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Survey: Most economists say Fed will raise rates in 2015

About 77 percent of respondents believe the Fed will raise rates from their near-zero levels, but only 37 percent of respondents believe it will happen as soon as September.

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Wall Street pares loses after Chinese selloff

U.S. stocks staged a dramatic recovery off their lows on Monday, helped by a turnaround in Apple's shares, but the three main indexes remain in or within spitting distance of correction territory.

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U.S. gas prices hold steady over past 2 weeks

The average price of gasoline has remained steady over the past two weeks, holding at $2.71 a gallon.

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Oh baby! National Zoo says panda Mei Xiang has given birth

If the cub survives, it would be the 17-year-old panda's third surviving offspring.

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Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 U.S. cases is a repeat

The trend is partly a success story: More people are surviving cancer and living long enough to get it again.

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France honors 3 Americans who disarmed train gunman

French President Francois Hollande awarded the country's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Aug. 24

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

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Making headlines this week

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

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July was the hottest month – ever

July was the warmest month ever on record worldwide, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said, just over three months to go before world leaders seek to reach a climate agreement in Paris.

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North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchanging fire with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action.

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Obama lays out case for Iran nuclear deal in letter to Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama laid out his case for lawmakers to back the nuclear deal with Iran in a letter released by the White House, the latest step by the administration to gain support for a deal critical to the president's legacy.

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Faux candidate Deez Nuts polls 9 percent in Clinton-Trump match-up

A fake U.S. presidential candidate named Deez Nuts, reported to be the creation of an Iowa teenager, has stirred a social media frenzy by polling nearly 10 percent of registered North Carolina voters in a hypothetical match-up against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Boomerang home buyers poised to return to market with a roar

Seven years after the real estate bust in the U.S., many people who lost their homes have rebuilt their credit and are jumping back into the market.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 21

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

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Former President Jimmy Carter battling brain cancer

The former President will start radiation treatment for cancer on his brain.

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Poll: Majority in US wants gov’t to curb prescription costs

A new poll finds that Americans strongly support government action to control prescription drug costs, regardless of their political affiliation.

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Ranger school success reflects U.S. military’s opening to women

When two women completed the daunting U.S. Army Ranger school this week they helped end questions about whether women can serve as combat leaders

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The second episode of the fifth season of the HBO fantasy show was broadcast simultaneously in 173 countries.

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Rihanna to mark 10 years in the music business

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At the launch of her new fragrance, Ri Ri, in New York, the "Umbrella" hitmaker talked about her new album and her plans to celebrate a decade in the industry.

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Wrestler Snuka charged with killing girlfriend in 1983

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Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a professional wrestling star in the 1980s, was charged with third degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

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