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4 days ago

Zika virus declared global health emergency

The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the U.N. agency sought to build a global response to the threat.

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No shadow: Punxsutawney Phil ‘predicts’ early spring

The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog say the furry rodent has failed to see his shadow, meaning means he's "predicted" an early spring.

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Republican Cruz bests Trump in Iowa race, Clinton edges out Sanders

Sen. Ted Cruz soundly defeated billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa's Republican nominating contest, upending the party's presidential race and creating a three-way competition with establishment candidate Sen. Marco Rubio.

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4 days ago

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Feb. 2

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

Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris, France, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

4 days ago

Alphabet profit sends shares up; overtakes Apple in value

Alphabet Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday.

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Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science

Obama's budget proposal for 2017 will seek $4 billion for states and $100 million for school districts over the next three years to teach computer science skills in elementary, middle and high schools.

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Obama to meet with Republicans Ryan, McConnell

President Barack Obama will meet for the first time on Tuesday with Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, to discuss budget priorities and ways to work together this year.

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CDC expected to declare end to Chipotle’s E.coli outbreak

The E. coli outbreak that affected restaurants in nine states is expected to be declared over.

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Trump’s unorthodox campaign faces first test in Iowa

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton also faces a stiff challenge in Iowa from insurgent Bernie Sanders in the first contest in the state-by-state battle to pick candidates for the Nov. 8 election to succeed President Barack Obama.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Feb. 1

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

The Capitol in Washington is seen at sunrise, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

1 week ago

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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1 week ago

Government seeks more wage data in fight against gender pay gap

The Obama administration issued a proposal that would require private businesses to submit more data about how their employees are paid, in a bid to help address the wage gap between men and women.

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Poll: Uninsured sit on the sidelines as sign-up season ends

A new poll finds most uninsured Americans sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health care law comes to a close.

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Federal Reserve releases scenarios for 2016 bank stress tests

Large financial firms will have to show how they would survive a "severely adverse scenario," including a global recession where U.S. unemployment shoots up to 10 percent and short-term U.S. Treasuries pay negative yields, the Federal Reserve says.

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Pentagon chief announces measures to improve quality of life for military

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at improving the quality of life for those serving in the U.S. military, including a doubling of maternity leave for most personnel to 12 weeks.

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1 week ago

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Jan. 29

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

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Health official doubts Zika virus poses major threat to U.S.

Health officials suspect that Zika is linked to a wave of birth defects in Brazil.

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30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronauts’ memorial

Families of the lost Challenger astronauts are gathering at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to mark the space shuttle's 30th anniversary. This time, though, there's a new voice to address the crowd.

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U.S. asks NATO for surveillance planes in fight against Islamic State

The head of NATO said on Thursday that the United States has requested the alliance's help in fighting Islamic State in the Middle East by providing surveillance planes called the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).

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1 week ago

Trump takes calculated risk with decision to skip debate

Donald Trump has figured out how to make the buzz around a Thursday night debate of Republican presidential candidates all about him: by vowing to skip it.

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10 hours ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

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Here’s a look at some of this weekend’s major sporting events.

11 hours ago in Sports

The week’s best sports shots

Mark Macaspac leaps off the Super Bowl 50 sign inside Super Bowl City Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in San Francisco. The Denver Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A look at some of the biggest moments and best plays in sports this week.

11 hours ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: Puppies predict Super Bowl 50

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Right or wrong, one thing is for sure: these puppies are adorable!