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4 weeks ago

Powerball hits $1.5 billion, largest-ever lottery jackpot for one winner

The jackpot for tonight's drawing climbed to $1.5 billion, making it the largest-ever U.S. lottery prize as well as the world's biggest potential jackpot for a single winner.

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Obama knocks Trump, voices optimism in speech to set 2016 tone

President Barack Obama took aim on Tuesday at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and accused critics of playing into the hands of Islamic State in a speech meant to cement his legacy and set a positive tone for his final year in office.

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4 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Jan. 13

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

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4 weeks ago

High U.S. job openings point to pick-up in wage growth

Job openings are high relative to the unemployment rate, which is currently at a 7-1/2 year low of 5 percent.

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U.S. panel finalizes breast cancer screening recommendations

An influential panel of U.S. experts issued final recommendations reaffirming their controversial position that mammogram screening should start at age 50, but also said some women may benefit from screening starting at age 40.

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Jackpot at $1.5 billion and climbing, Powerball fever grips America

The grand prize in Wednesday's drawing is the world's richest lottery jackpot that could go to a single ticket holder.

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As foreign crises pile up, Obama seen taking few risks in final year

As he prepares to deliver his final State of the Union address tonight, the President has insisted he will not be content simply to run out the clock on foreign policy.

Alabama's O.J. Howard heads to the end zone for a touchdown reception during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Jan. 12

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

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4 weeks ago

Conservative U.S. justices prepared to deliver blow to unions

Supreme Court justices voiced support for a legal challenge that could erode organized labor's clout by depriving public-employee unions of millions of dollars in fees that state laws force non-union members to pay.

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4 weeks ago

Honda, Volvo take top awards at the Detroit auto show

The Honda Civic has been named North American Car of the Year. The truck of the year is the Volvo XC90.

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1 month ago

U.S. meets tech leaders, forms task force to fight online militants

The Obama administration sent its top national security officials to meet tech industry leaders in Silicon Valley and announced a new task force to counter online propaganda as the United States tries to crack down on the unprecedented use of the Internet by jihadists.

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In final State of the Union, Obama to draw contrast with Republican ‘gloom’

President Barack Obama will paint an optimistic picture in his final State of the Union on Tuesday, drawing a contrast with Republicans running to replace him in the November 2016 presidential election.

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1 month ago

Obama to make good on Guantanamo pledge: White House chief of staff

bama will first present a long-awaited plan to Congress about how to close the facility, and seek its approval.

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1 month ago

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Jan. 11

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

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Eagles stars to honor Glenn Frey at Grammys

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Frey's bandmates Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Joe Walsh, and Tim Schmidt will reunite at the awards show to perform a poignant tribute to the late rocker.