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It’s all about Trump at raucous Republican debate

Donald Trump refused to rule out an independent White House bid and bristled at questions about his attitudes toward women, leaving his rivals struggling for attention on Thursday during a feisty first Republican presidential debate.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 7

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

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Taking bow for summer, Congress leaves clashes for fall

When lawmakers return, they'll face a fall jam-packed with do-or-die deadlines.

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Food was pretty inexpensive last month

Global food prices sank to their lowest in almost six years in July, as sharp drops in the value of dairy products and vegetable oils overwhelmed increases in sugar and cereals.

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Police fatally shoot ax-wielding man at Nashville movie theater

A man with a history of mental health issues who wielded an ax and a pellet gun at a Nashville-area movie theater was shot dead by police on Wednesday, authorities said.

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U.S. officials assure Congress on Iran sanctions ‘snapbacks’

Obama administration officials told lawmakers on Wednesday that sanctions relief under the Iran nuclear deal will not be allowed to be used to bankroll terrorism and said the sanctions can be "snapped back" quickly if Tehran violates the agreement.

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Trump at center stage as Republicans square off in first debate

The top 10 leading Republican presidential candidates look for a break-out moment at their first debate on the road to the November 2016 election.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Aug. 6

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

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Police: Suspect dead after report of gunshots at Nashville theater

Police say a suspect is dead after officers responded to reports of shots fired at a movie theater southeast of Nashville, Tennessee.

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Eleanor Roosevelt a favorite for new $10 bill

More than one in four Americans are hoping the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill will feature Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Malaysia confirms plane debris is from Flight MH370

A Boeing 777 wing segment discovered on the island of Reunion is the first real breakthrough in the search for the plane that disappeared 17 months ago.

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Colorado couple walking in park steps on live WWII grenade

Luckily the decades-old explosive didn't detonate but police are investigating how it got there.

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013.

Lawmakers to consider cyber security bill

The U.S. Senate will consider a cybersecurity bill this week that would make it easier for corporations share Americans' personal information with each other or the government.

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Obama: Blocking Iran deal would accelerate path to nuclear weapon

The President spoke at American University amid a furious lobbying effort in Congress to secure the enough support to ensure survival of the deal, which was reached July 14 between Iran and six world powers.

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Poll shows many believe blacks are treated less fairly

Whites, blacks and Hispanics also expressed a new low in their satisfaction with the way blacks are treated in U.S. society, according to the Gallup 2015 Minority Rights and Relations poll.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Aug. 5

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

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Climate plan shows U.S. ‘can change the world’

The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.

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More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.

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Major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion.

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