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8 dead in Missouri shooting spree

Investigators say the attacks took place in multiple locations.

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U.S., Cuba meet for second round of talks

Cuban and U.S. officials meet in Washington on Friday for a second round of talks aimed at restoring diplomatic relations.

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House Republicans advance plan for Homeland Security funding extension

The temporary funding extension is aimed at allowing Republicans to continue their fight against President Barack Obama's immigration orders.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Feb. 27

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FCC rules Internet companies must act in ‘public interest’

The regulatory agency voted 3-2 in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality."

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Your phone could tell you what’s in your food

In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, your smartphone could play a role.

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Senate votes to clear path for funding Homeland Security

Hurdles remain, with conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives still opposed, and negotiations threatening to delay final votes beyond Friday's deadline.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Feb. 26

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‘Jihadi John’ from ISIS videos unmasked as Londoner

Media outlets are reporting that the man featured in several Islamic State beheading videos is a Briton from a middle class family who grew up in London.

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U.S. charges 3 with conspiring to support Islamic State, planning attacks

The men allegedly planned to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State, and also expressed a willingness to carry out attacks on U.S. soil.

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Maya Angelou honored with postal stamp

Iconic poet Maya Angelou is set to be posthumously honored by the U.S. Post Office.

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Both parties face risks as health care law court case nears

A Supreme Court case over the legality of federal subsidies that help millions of Americans afford health coverage poses risks to both political parties.

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Pressure centers on House GOP on Homeland Security bill

Senate GOP leaders have agreed to Democratic demands and announced legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department without contentious immigration provisions.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Feb. 25

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Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline, leaving it in limbo

President Barack Obama swiftly vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo.

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Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014

An extensive new survey says the share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years.

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Poll: Majority of Americans favor mandatory vaccines

Seventy-eight percent of respondents in the online survey said all children should be vaccinated unless there is a direct health risk to them from vaccination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Feb. 24

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

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Chief Justice could again swing Obamacare case in government’s favor

Three years ago, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cast the tie-breaking vote in a ruling that saved President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform.

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VA Secretary apologizes for misstating military service

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said he had served in the special forces when he had not.

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Feb. 27, 2015