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Survey: Most economists say Fed will raise rates in 2015

About 77 percent of respondents believe the Fed will raise rates from their near-zero levels, but only 37 percent of respondents believe it will happen as soon as September.

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Wall Street pares loses after Chinese selloff

U.S. stocks staged a dramatic recovery off their lows on Monday, helped by a turnaround in Apple's shares, but the three main indexes remain in or within spitting distance of correction territory.

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U.S. gas prices hold steady over past 2 weeks

The average price of gasoline has remained steady over the past two weeks, holding at $2.71 a gallon.

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Oh baby! National Zoo says panda Mei Xiang has given birth

If the cub survives, it would be the 17-year-old panda's third surviving offspring.

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Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 U.S. cases is a repeat

The trend is partly a success story: More people are surviving cancer and living long enough to get it again.

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France honors 3 Americans who disarmed train gunman

French President Francois Hollande awarded the country's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Aug. 24

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

New twin pandas at National Zoo

Two new baby cubs were born Saturday at the National Zoo, weighing in at less than five ounces a piece.…

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Louisiana State Trooper shot by alleged drunk driver

A Louisiana State Trooper is fighting for his life after being shot Sunday by an alleged drunk driver. The accused…

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Signs point toward Vice President Biden making 2016 run

Sources tell ABC News that Vice President Joe Biden spent the weekend quietly meeting with Democratic power players, including Massachusetts…

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Two men charged after threats made to Pokemon event in Boston

Two Iowa men accused of driving to Boston to attack the Pokemon World Championships are expected in court on Monday.…

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Making headlines this week

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

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July was the hottest month – ever

July was the warmest month ever on record worldwide, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said, just over three months to go before world leaders seek to reach a climate agreement in Paris.

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North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchanging fire with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action.

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Obama lays out case for Iran nuclear deal in letter to Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama laid out his case for lawmakers to back the nuclear deal with Iran in a letter released by the White House, the latest step by the administration to gain support for a deal critical to the president's legacy.

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Faux candidate Deez Nuts polls 9 percent in Clinton-Trump match-up

A fake U.S. presidential candidate named Deez Nuts, reported to be the creation of an Iowa teenager, has stirred a social media frenzy by polling nearly 10 percent of registered North Carolina voters in a hypothetical match-up against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Boomerang home buyers poised to return to market with a roar

Seven years after the real estate bust in the U.S., many people who lost their homes have rebuilt their credit and are jumping back into the market.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 21

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

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Former President Jimmy Carter battling brain cancer

The former President will start radiation treatment for cancer on his brain.

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Poll: Majority in US wants gov’t to curb prescription costs

A new poll finds that Americans strongly support government action to control prescription drug costs, regardless of their political affiliation.

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Foreclosure rates in Whatcom County decrease

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Fewer Whatcom County Homes are facing foreclosure.

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Nine Bellingham Bells honored on All-West Coast League teams

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Starting Pitcher Andrew Kemmerer was named to the All-WCL First Team while catcher Bronson Larsen was named to the All-WCL Second Team.

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Manziel to miss Browns’ final 2 exhibitions with elbow issue

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Browns coach Mike Pettine said the second-year QB will miss not only this Saturday's game at Tampa Bay but Cleveland's preseason finale at Chicago on Sept. 3.

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Messi is “Best Player in Europe” as Barcelona gets favorable draw in Champions League groups

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The Barcelona star beat Luis Suarez, his teammate at the Champions League winner, and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in a Europe-wide poll of journalists.

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Mariners send struggling closer Fernando Rodney to Cubs

Seattle Mariners closing pitcher Fernando Rodney throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning of an opening day baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, April 6, 2015, in Seattle. Rodney earned the save and the Mariners defeated the Angels 4-1.

The 38-year-old Rodney had been designated for assignment by Seattle last Sunday.