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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.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Feb. 18

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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White House says Congress shouldn’t sidestep Islamic State measure

The President sent a formal request to Congress but ran into immediate resistance both from Republicans who want stronger measures and from many of his fellow Democrats.

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Boehner ready to let Homeland Security funding lapse

A Feb. 27 deadline looms for funding the department.

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Making headlines this week

A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Sinkhole can’t sink Kentucky Corvette museum

A year ago a giant sinkhole destroyed several models of the classic American sports car but proved to be a boon for business.

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Air strikes in Syria kill 20 Islamic State fighters

The U.S.-led alliance started bombing Islamic State targets in Syria in September as part of a strategy aimed at rolling back the group's territorial gains in Syria and Iraq.

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Obama urges companies to share cyber threat info

The President will sign an executive order aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats with the government.

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Neunaber Trial Delayed Again

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A trial has again been delayed for a 45-year-old northwest Iowa man accused of killing his mother...

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Highway 169 Chase

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A Fort Dodge man is arrested after leading authorities on a high speed chase...

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Texting Harrassment Incident

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Two teens are charged after making threatening messages to each other...

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Arnolds Park Gun Arrest

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A Spirit Lake man is arrested on numerous charges after displaying a weapon...

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DNR Rescheduled Listening Session

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has rescheduled a public meeting...