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President Barack Obama listens to a question after speaking about his Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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With alliances strained, Obama seeks to reassure Gulf states on Iran

President Barack Obama travels to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday with a familiar message: the United States will not abandon its Gulf allies in their struggle against Iran, a regional power they fear is seeking to undermine their security.

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If oil stays cheap, household spending could rise

The dramatic drop in the price of oil since 2014 has delivered only a muted boost to the U.S. economy, but that could change if households start figuring cheap oil is here to stay.

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Riding high in polls, Trump looks to ‘make it’ beyond New York

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff as he looked beyond an expected primary victory on Tuesday in his home state of New York to the delegate battle that will determine the party's nominee for November's election.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 19

Here's a look at some of the big stories we'll be talking about today.

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3 weeks ago

We all lie, scientists say, but politicians even more so

This is the season of lies.

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3 weeks ago

U.S. to send more troops to Iraq, escalating war on Islamic State

The United States will send more troops to Iraq, potentially putting them closer to the frontlines to advise Iraqi forces in the war against Islamic State militants.

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Supreme Court appears split over Obama’s immigration plan

The Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it weighed whether to revive President Barack Obama's plan to spare from deportation roughly 4 million immigrants in the country illegally, raising the possibility of a 4-4 deadlock that would block the program.

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3 weeks ago

It’s up to you, New York: state takes center stage in election campaign

By the end of Monday, the last official day of campaigning before voting in the state's Democratic and Republican primary elections begin, thousands of New Yorkers will have heard the candidates' closing pitches.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 18

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

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Tax Day deals

You've filed your taxes, now give your wallet a break.

Fields of canola bloom extend into the horizon as Bob Calvey looks under the hood of a 1949 Pontiac which sits at his salvage yard, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Oak Grove, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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3 weeks ago

House GOP to miss budget deadline amid divisions in caucus

House Republicans are departing Washington having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget and not appearing to be trying very hard to revive it.

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Report says government the worst on cyber security

U.S. federal, state and local government agencies rank in last place in cyber security when compared against 17 major private industries, including transportation, retail and healthcare, according to a new report released Thursday.

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3 weeks ago

Apple, FBI to clash again in Congress over encryption

Apple Inc and the FBI will return to Congress next week to testify before lawmakers about their heated disagreement over law enforcement access to encrypted devices, a congressional committee announced on Thursday.

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3 weeks ago

Thousands march for $15 hourly wages across United States

Thousands of low-wage workers marched in New York, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities on Thursday calling for minimum pay of $15 an hour in a cause that has scored major legislative victories in California and New York state in recent weeks.

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3 weeks ago

White House hopefuls Clinton, Sanders joust in Brooklyn brawl

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders challenged each other's judgment and experience in a fiercely combative U.S. presidential debate ahead of Tuesday's crucial nominating contest in New York.

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3 weeks ago

Pentagon to successors: Keep focus on cyber, space, nukes

Regardless of who wins the U.S. presidential election, top Pentagon leaders will urge their successors to focus on four top priorities - cyber, space, nuclear deterrent and electronic warfare, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said.

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85 million Takata air bags may still face recall

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. auto safety regulators said on Wednesday there were about 85 million un-recalled Takata…

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Russia jets make ‘simulated attack,’ pass near U.S. destroyer

Two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, with one official describing them as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory.

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3 weeks ago

Obama names cyber experts from business, academia to new panel

After high-profile hacks in the private sector and an embarrassing theft of information from government personnel files, President Barack Obama this year set up a Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

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A member of the NATO parachute demonstration team lands during a change of command ceremony at NATO military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium on Wednesday May 4, 2016. U.S. Army General Curtis  M. Scaparrotti was installed as NATO's 18th supreme allied commander Europe (SACEUR). The commander, by tradition an American general or admiral, is responsible for the overall direction and conduct of NATO's global military operations. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 14 percent of Americans, or more than 17 million people, are what is called food insecure, meaning at times of the year, they are uncertain of being able to acquire enough food for their household.