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Making headlines this week

A look back at this week's big stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal; no survivors

The wreckage of a U.S. military helicopter lost on an earthquake relief mission was found high on a mountainside in Nepal.

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Boston Marathon bomber’s life hangs in balance as jury deliberates

The jury heads into its third day of deliberations on whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is sentenced to death or to life in prison without the possibility of release.

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Obama vows to ‘stand by’ Gulf allies amid concern over Iran threat

Hosting the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council for a rare summit at Camp David, Obama pledged to help counter Iran's "destabilizing activities in the region."

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Postal statistics give new meaning to ‘snail mail’

Those birthday cards and bills are taking a longer to get to their destination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 15

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

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Body of 8th victim found amid Amtrak wreckage; engineer ‘doesn’t remember’ crash

The New York bound train was barreling into a curve at more than 100 mph, twice the speed limit.

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Life on the line as jury weighs Boston bomber’s fate

The jury has began deliberating whether to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death or to life in prison for the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264.

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Senate poised to breathe new life into trade agenda

The President's trade agenda, which focuses squarely on developing stronger ties with Asia, gets a shot at new life.

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Obama seeks to reassure Gulf allies on Iran, security at summit

Tension over U.S. policy toward Tehran, Syria and the Arab Spring uprisings will loom over the meetings.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 14

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

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Prosecutor calls Boston bomber ‘terrorist,’ urges death

The jury will determine whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves to be sentenced to death or to life in prison for each of the 17 capital counts of which he was convicted.

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Fatal Amtrak train derailment in Philly a ‘disastrous mess’

Rescue workers sifted through twisted metal from the derailed train, as investigators sought clues to the cause of the deadly crash.

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Blame it on the bird flu: Eggs, meat prices soar

A serious outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest has claimed more than 26 million birds.

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Trade illustrates divide between Obama, Democrats

President Obama's push for a pan-Pacific trade pact, a key part of his strategic pivot to Asia, suffered a major blow when Dems blocked debate on the bill.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 13

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

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Camp David summit to show Obama Gulf’s generational shift

The new generation of Arab leaders appear more assertive than their fathers, want a range of alliances instead of dependence on Washington, and may be readier to say 'no' to their main ally.

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Gas prices still look low for summer even after spring surge

You can expect to pay far less for gas this summer than you have in at least six years!

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Kerry has ‘frank’ talks with Putin about Ukraine, Syria

U.S.-Russian relations are at their lowest ebb since the Cold War.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 as he addresses the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs.

NFL suspends Brady, hits Patriots hard for ‘DeflateGate’

The New England Patriots face a $1 million fine, the four-game suspension of their star quarterback, and the loss of draft picks.

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Oprah, BeyoncĂ© among world’s ‘most powerful’ women

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Other celebrity notables include Taylor Swift, Shakira and Ellen DeGeneres.

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Keira Knightley is a new mom

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The "Atonement" star has reportedly welcomed her first child.

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Storms kill 8 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston largely underwater

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Dave Grohl really, really likes Taylor Swift

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The Foo Fighters frontman has vowed to dedicate a song to the "Shake It Off" hitmaker at every tour stop.