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Republican campaign for White House turns nastier as field narrows

Campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination has taken a nasty turn with Donald Trump accusing rival Ted Cruz of fraud as the field of candidates narrowed ahead of next week's New Hampshire primary.

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Super Bowl security to be super tight

U.S. law enforcement officials preparing for Super Bowl 50 have worked with their French counterparts to learn from last year's deadly attacks in Paris, as they plan safety for Sunday's big game.

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Women could soon have to register for the draft

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday it was up to Congress to decide whether to require women to register for the military draft, and he expected U.S. lawmakers to take up the issue this autumn.

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Obama visits a mosque to send pointed message to non-Muslims

President Barack Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque, in an effort to allay the fears of Americans accustomed to pop-culture portrayals of Muslims as terrorists, and to reassure Muslim American youth about their place in the nation.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Feb. 4

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

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Education Department gives states ways to cut standardized testing

The Obama administration is offering states and local school districts a lesson plan of sorts for reducing standardized testing in public schools.

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Marco Rubio becomes early hope for mainstream U.S. Republicans

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, emerging from the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa as the leading Republican mainstream contender, portrayed himself in New Hampshire on Tuesday as the party's best hope to recapture the White House.

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House passes bill again to restrict Obama lifting Iran sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved legislation on Tuesday that would restrict President Barack Obama's ability to lift sanctions under the international nuclear deal with Iran, nearly three weeks after a similar vote was canceled.

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First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite, a day after the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Feb. 3

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

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Yahoo to say it is exploring ‘strategic alternatives’

Yahoo Inc is expected to announce on Tuesday that it is exploring "strategic alternatives".

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ISIS pushed back in Iraq, Syria, but a threat in Libya: Kerry

An international coalition is pushing back Islamic State militants in their Syrian and Iraqi strongholds but the group is threatening Libya and could seize the nation's oil wealth, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

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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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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Feb. 2

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

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2 weeks 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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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

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Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

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The week’s best sports shots

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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