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U.S.: China cyber espionage must stop

U.S. officials call it a national security concern and a critical factor in U.S.-China relations.


10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Sept. 22

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


Black Friday is coming: Macy’s hiring 85K workers for holidays

U.S. retailers get nearly a third of their annual sales and almost 40 percent of their profits in the shopping season that starts a day after Thanksgiving and goes on until early January.


Another food fight? Congress mulls school meal standards

Congress will have to decide soon whether it wants another food fight with first lady Michelle Obama and the administration over what's served in the school lunch line.


Catholics expected to turn out in force for Pope Francis

Pope Francis is expected to draw huge crowds throughout his first visit to the United States this week, with the faithful and the curious straining to get a look at a man who has fascinated Americans with his humble and open tone.


Kerry says U.S. ready to take more refugees

The United States will increase the number of refugees it takes in by 15,000 over each of the next two years, bringing the total to 100,000 by 2017.


10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Sept. 21

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


Making headlines this week

A look back on some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.


EPA says VW intentionally violates clean air standards

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered Volkswagen to fix nearly 500,000 VW and Audi diesel cars.


Contraception opt-out violates religious freedom: U.S. appeals court

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that President Barack Obama's healthcare law violates rights.


10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 18

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.


Pope’s U.S. visit may deepen Republicans’ Hispanic problem

The upcoming visit by the most socially progressive pope in generations threatens to drive a further wedge between Republicans and the Hispanic voters it needs to win back in order to retake the White House.


Census: Nearly 15 percent of Americans living in poverty

In 2014, a family with two adults and two children was categorized as in poverty if their income was less than $24,008.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to face hearing for desertion charges

The Army is set to hold an Article 32 hearing for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who faces military charges for leaving his post in Afghanistan


Key Democrats object to new Republican Iran measure

U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Ben Cardin, senior Democrats who oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran, will vote against a Republican effort to require new conditions before President Barack Obama could lift any sanctions under the deal, aides said on Wednesday.


5 takeaways from the Republican debate

Republican front-runner Donald Trump came under heavy attack from his rivals in a contentious U.S. presidential debate, and former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina emerged from the back of the pack to lead the charge.


Defense Secretary: Budget woes send ‘wrong message’ to potential foes

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned that continued uncertainty about U.S. military spending levels would send "the wrong message at the wrong time" when Russia and China are rapidly advancing their technologies.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Sept. 17

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


Obama urges Congress to avoid shutdown

There's only a handful of congressional work days remaining until the Oct. 1 deadline, when some federal agency operations could shut down for lack of money.


Report: One-third of US kids still eat fast food every day

Fast food is considered heavy in calories, and scientists have pointed at drive-thru french fries and takeout pizza as contributors to kids being overweight.

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