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The Washington Monument is captured in the refelcting pool on the National Mall in Washington before daybreak, Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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Making headlines this week

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

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Paris climate deal signing: ‘A step on a long journey’

Around 170 countries are set to sign the Paris agreement on climate change in New York on Friday, signaling their commitment to put the landmark deal to curb global temperature rise into practice.

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Eonomists hoping for a hint as focus moves to Fed

The U.S. Federal Reserve is set to join the ECB in holding policy steady when it meets in the coming week against a calmer market backdrop, while big economies report on how they fared in what was a volatile first quarter.

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Unpopularity of Clinton, Trump puts spotlight on potential running mates

Rarely have two U.S. presidential front-runners needed more from running mates than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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FBI paid more than $1 million to break into San Bernardino iPhone

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said on Thursday the agency paid more to get into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters than he will make in the remaining seven years and four months he has in his job.

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Kerry, Zarif to discuss U.S. sanctions relief for Iran

U.S. sanctions relief will be on the agenda when the Iranian and U.S. foreign ministers meet on Friday amid Tehran's complaints it has been slow to benefit from last year's Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. State Department said.

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Volkswagen owners get option of buybacks, fixes

Volkswagen AG and the Justice Department reached a deal in principle to address excess diesel emissions in nearly 600,000 polluting vehicles that will include buyback offers and a possible fix.

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U.S. border agents seize longest Mexico-California drug tunnel yet

Federal agents have seized a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana smuggled through a clandestine tunnel stretching a half mile beneath the U.S.-Mexico border, the longest one yet unearthed in California, authorities said on Wednesday.

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Survey shows plunging public support for TTIP in U.S.

In the United States, only 18 percent support the deal compared to 53 percent in 2014. Nearly half of U.S. respondents said they did not know enough about the agreement to voice an opinion.

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Trump, Cruz, Kasich seek to win over Republican leaders at party meeting

Republican presidential candidates are making an intense push to curry favor with party leaders whose support could prove crucial as the nomination fight enters a critical phase.

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Obama meets Saudi king as U.S. Iran policy strains alliance

U.S. President Barack Obama met Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday to seek joint action on security threats including Iran and Islamic State, but his visit is overshadowed by Gulf Arab exasperation with his approach to the region.

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Harriet Tubman coming to the $20 bill

The U.S. Treasury has decided to replace former President Andrew Jackson with anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman on the U.S. $20 bill.

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On Oklahoma bombing anniversary, a pitch for Garland for Supreme Court

Victim advocates and former prosecutors used the anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing on Tuesday to lobby the U.S. Senate on behalf of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, who oversaw the prosecution of bomber Timothy McVeigh.

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House leader wants review of 9/11 bill that would let Americans sue Saudis

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan did not immediately endorse a Senate bill on Tuesday that would allow Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks, saying it should be reviewed to ensure it would not hurt diplomatic relations.

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Visa says its chip cards are getting faster

Though the wait can be just seconds, in today's economy of swipes and scans, the cards have been a nuisance for high traffic retailers, for example, a coffee shop during the morning rush.

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After big New York wins, Trump and Clinton cast themselves as inevitable

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored sweeping victories in nominating contests in their home state of New York, and immediately cited them in arguing they are all but unstoppable as their respective parties' presidential nominees.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 20

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

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U.S. top court appears unlikely to revive Obama immigration plan

President Barack Obama's bid to save his plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits ran into trouble on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case testing the limits of presidential power.

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Singers, actors among U.S. artists visiting Cuba

The 33-person cultural delegation visited Cuba's famous University of the Arts, where musicians performed a concert with classical music and folkloric dance performances.

President Barack Obama listens to a question after speaking about his Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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With alliances strained, Obama seeks to reassure Gulf states on Iran

President Barack Obama travels to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday with a familiar message: the United States will not abandon its Gulf allies in their struggle against Iran, a regional power they fear is seeking to undermine their security.

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