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Schools face teacher shortages after years of cuts

After years of recession-related layoffs and hiring freezes, school systems across the United States are in urgent need of more qualified teachers.


GOP leaders’ complex fight to avoid federal shutdown

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill say there'll be no government shutdown this year. But with Congress, it's never easy.


Gas prices down 27 cents

Further price drops are likely if crude oil prices don't skyrocket, because the Sept. 15 change to winter grade gasoline comes with a cost cut in much of the country.


White House to announce steps to ease access to student aid

Among the measures Obama will announce in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday will be allowing aspiring college students and their families to apply earlier under the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.


Kentucky clerk won’t authorize, or block, marriage licenses

The county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples returns to work, with supporters and critics alike wondering whether she will soon be back before a judge.


10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Sept. 14

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


Making headlines this week

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


America pauses to remember 9/11

Relatives of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are due to gather in New York, Pennsylvania and outside Washington on Friday to mark the 14th anniversary of the hijacked airliner strikes carried out by al Qaeda militants.


PHOTOS: Sept. 11 anniversary observances

Across the nation - and the world - people paused to remember the fallen and honor the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001.


Nuns working overtime to bake altar breads for Pope’s Philly mass

Religious sisters at the suburban Monastery of St. Clare recently made 100,000 communion hosts for the pontiff's outdoor Mass on Sept. 27.


U.S. to China: Take back your undocumented immigrants

The issue, which is likely to come up during a state visit to Washington later this month by Chinese President Xi Jinping, has further strained a U.S.-China relationship already frayed by tensions over economic policy, suspected Chinese cyber hacking and Beijing’s growing military assertiveness.


U.S. preparing to welcome Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 refugees.


10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 11

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


New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

The long-overdue rules come in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.


U.S. taking to the sky in drug smuggling fight

The eastern Pacific Ocean remains the most popular route for cocaine smuggling, but the Caribbean is again becoming a popular option — decades after U.S. authorities all but shut down cocaine smuggling into South Florida.


U.S. job openings soar to record high of 5.8 million

The Labor Department says job openings soared 8 percent to 5.75 million, the most since records began in 2000.


House clears three Iran deal-related bills for debate

One of the three measures is a resolution finding that President Barack Obama has not complied with the Iran nuclear review act, the second is a motion of approval of the nuclear deal and the third would seek to suspend Obama's right to waive sanctions.


Candidates slam Common Core, but education standards take root

Since they were adopted by 46 states five years ago, the Common Core standards have become a symbol of Big Government overreach for conservatives.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Sept. 10

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


Poll: Americans concerned most over China’s economic power

A new survey finds that China's economic muscle remains a bigger concern for Americans than security threats posed by cyberattacks and the Asian nation's growing military power.

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