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Prosecutors use blood, DNA to show bomber’s active role

Prosecutors are using DNA and blood to try and prove that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother both played prominent roles in the 2013 attacks.

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GOP defense hawks, fiscal conservatives battle over budget

The latest political battle over a budget blueprint in Congress has Republicans facing off against other Republicans.

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Poll: Many see negative impact if court nixes Obamacare aid

Most Americans are unaware of a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Obama to sign order cutting government’s greenhouse gas emissions

Obama has made fighting climate change a top priority in his final two years in office.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, March 19

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

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Democratic support for Hillary Clinton cools

Support for Clinton's candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid February among Democrats, according to a new poll.

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Fed opens door for rate hike, downgrades economic outlook

The Federal Reserve is a step closer to its first rate hike since 2006.

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Kraft recalls 6.5M boxes of mac and cheese that may contain metal

At least eight customers have found small metal fragments in their mac and cheese, the company says.

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Air Force Veteran will plead not guilty, lawyer says

New Jersey resident Tairod Pugh was indicted on charges of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group.

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Obama to draw contrasts with Republicans over spending

The President is criticizing a House Republican budget plan, saying it won't invest in "all the things that we need to grow."

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, March 18

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

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Attorney General nominee Lynch caught in Senate logjam

The nomination of Loretta Lynch suffered another delay when the Senate failed to end a standoff over abortion and human trafficking legislation.

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Iran, U.S. line up technical options as push for deal intensifies

As the deadline nears but difficult issues must still be addressed.

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Federal commission weighs LGBT job protections

Gay rights advocates say a federal law is needed to prohibit discrimination in the workplace.

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Police describe gun battle with Boston Marathon bombers

Three police officers testified that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hurled explosives at them during a violent confrontation days after the deadly attack.

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Lawmakers weigh in on ‘net neutrality’

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies for the first time since pushing through his plan to put the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone.

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Republican budget offers deep cuts to end deficits

Republicans proposed deep cuts to social safety net programs, domestic spending, and another attempt at repealing "Obamacare" health reforms.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, March 17

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

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Boston Marathon bombing trial enters third week

The trial is moving faster than anticipated, largely because the defense has not cross-examined many witnesses.

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GOP to offer budget blueprint with Medicare, food stamp cuts

Republicans are pledging to balance the budget within a decade and rein in major programs.

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A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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This week’s top sports shots

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

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Marciella Diaz has been sentenced to 80 years in prison

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Marciella Diaz has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for her role in the killing of 15-year old Jasmine Guevara in 2009