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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Feb. 20

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

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Obama rejects as ‘ugly lie’ that West is at war with Islam

President Barack Obama urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world.

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Jobless claims fall as labor market gains momentum

The economy has added more than a million jobs over the past three months.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Accused bomber’s lawyers say he can’t get fair trial in Boston

Jury selection, which began early last month, has already identified 61 people who could serve.

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Poll: Americans favor raising minimum wage, requiring sick leave

Sixty percent or more of those surveyed support the proposals.

chinesenewyear

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Feb. 19

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

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Obama: Countering violent extremism depends on Muslim support

Critics have accused the White House of shying away from tying extremism to the religion of Islam following shootings by Islamic militants in Paris and Copenhagen.

chinesenewyear

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Feb. 18

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

whitehousesummit

Biden kicks off White House summit on countering violent extremism

The summit follows shootings in Copenhagen and Paris that have galvanized Western resolve against such extremist attacks.

obamacare

More than 11 million enroll in Obamacare

Some 11.4 million Americans enrolled in private health insurance, the White House said.

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U.S., Cuba to meet Feb. 27; senators see path for end to embargo

The sides held historic negotiations in Havana last month and the next round is seen by U.S. officials as critical to fleshing out details on re-establishing ties.

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Icy storm pummels much of U.S., more cold to come

The storm dumped snow and spread ice from New England into the Carolinas after battering the Midwest and Ohio Valley.

obamacare

Obamacare rescue ruled out by some states, others weigh options

Some state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court.

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Mardi Gras: Glitzy balls, parades mark ‘fat Tuesday’

Costumed merrymakers will spill into the streets of New Orleans for partying, parades ahead of Lent.

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Texas judge blocks Obama plan to protect undocumented immigrants

A federal judge temporarily blocked a plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Feb. 17

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

obamacare

Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

Lawmakers say they plan to urge the administration to grant a special sign-up opportunity for uninsured taxpayers facing fines this year.

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Using Waffle House to gauge severe weather impact

How bad is it? Check the local Waffle House.

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Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

Schools are getting tough on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.

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