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Protests could interrupt your lunch plans

Fast-food workers will stage protests in more than 150 U.S. cities on Thursday as they seek the right to form a union.

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USDA: 17M households are ‘food insecure’

The percentage of Americans lacking access to enough food has declined in the past few years but still represents over 17 million households.

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Gay marriage cases await early Supreme Court decision

Lawyers for Utah believe they have the perfect case to decide the hotly-contested issue of whether states can ban gay marriage.

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Obama says NATO must help strengthen Ukraine’s military

The President urged NATO to help strengthen Ukraine's military and leave the door open to counter "Russian aggression."

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Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

Safety advocates worry that drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize marijuana laws.

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Obama says U.S. will ‘degrade and destroy’ Islamic State

The President vows to fight Islamic State militants and seek justice for two American journalists beheaded by the group.

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Home Depot investigating data breach

Home Depot could be the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach.

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Obama increases U.S. force protecting embassy in Baghdad

An increase of about 350 troops will be sent to Baghdad to protect the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital.

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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U.S. forces carry out operation against al Shabaab

U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

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Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in economic turnaround

With economic growth now far more robust than when he took office, Obama finds some measure of solace on the domestic front.

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Fast-food workers plan intensified protests

McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers, and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job.

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