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U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through 2015

The specific trajectory of the 2016 troop drawdown will be established later this year.

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Jet crashes in France, 150 feared dead

A Germanwings passenger jet has crashed as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.

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CDC: 11M fewer uninsured since passage of Obamacare

The Centers for Disease Control says it is the lowest level measured in more than 15 years.

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VA says it will relax 40-mile rule for private medical care

The change is in response to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, who say the current policy has prevented thousands of veterans from taking advantage of health care.

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Islamic State has recruited 400 children this year

The terror group has given these so-called "Cubs of the Caliphate" military training and hardline indoctrination, a new report says.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, March 24

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

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15 inches of snow in Midwest; last blast of winter?

Spring came crashing down on winter weary residents with more than a foot of snow in some areas.

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More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances

New data show that cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances and prepaid cards.

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Oil markets, strong production means lower gas prices

The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has dropped 4 cents in the last two weeks.

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Islamic State posts ‘hit list’ of U.S. military personnel

ISIS has posted what it says are the names, addresses, and photos of 100 American service members, and called upon its "brothers residing in America" to kill them.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, March 23

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

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Cruz enlists Christians for ’16 White House bid

Casting himself as the leader of a grassroots army, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is the first major figure to jump into the presidential race.

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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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Apples that don’t brown? GMO potatoes, apples heading to grocery stores

The FDA has approved genetically engineered potatoes and apples as safe to eat.

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Schools nationwide struggle with substitute teacher shortage

School districts are scrambling to fill positions, with some raising pay as they try to attract more applicants as the economy improves.

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Budget spat leaves House GOP leaders facing new discord

The struggle pits Republicans who want a more robust military against those bent on cutting spending.

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A year later, scars of deadliest U.S. landslide remain fresh

A rain-soaked hillside collapsed suddenly on March 22, 2014, sending 18 million tons of sand and soil thundering across a river valley north of Seattle.

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Islamic State says it killed tourists in Tunisia

Twenty foreign tourists were shot dead in an attack which Islamic State militants called "the first drop of the rain."

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Eclipse sweeps across Atlantic, visible only from remote islands

A solar eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday with the moon set to block out the sun.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, March 20

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

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No. 2 seed Tennessee beats No. 11 Gonzaga in overtime

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Tennessee beat Gonzaga 73-69 in overtime on Saturday to advance to the Spokane Regional final of the NCAA Tournament.

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Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez passes away

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Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez passed away in Venezuela, the club announced Saturday.

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Kentucky remains undefeated after beating Notre Dame & moves on to Final Four

Kentucky's Trey Lyles, left, and Karl-Anthony Towns, right, listen to Willie Cauley-Stein during the team's news conference at the NCAA men's basketball tournament regional, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky plays Notre Dame in the final Saturday, hoping to extend their unbeaten streak and reach the Final Four.

Andrew Harrison hit two free throws with six seconds left as the Wildcats survived a 68-66 win over third seed Notre Dame.

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10-man FC Dallas holds off the Sounders

FC Dallas's Michel celebrates as he jogs to midfield after scoring on a penalty kick against the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas won 2-1.

FC Dallas played with 10 men for the majority of the night, the Seattle Sounders failed to capitalize and the match ended in a scoreless draw Saturday night.

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Wisconsin heads to Final Four after win over Arizona

Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach Bo Ryan works with the team during the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Badgers (35-3) denied the Wildcats (34-4) a Final Four berth for the second straight year, having beaten them by one point in overtime in Anaheim a year ago when their seeds were reversed.