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Obama: Veterans Affairs agency still needs improving

A little more than a year after reports the VA was offering inadequate health care, President Barack Obama told veterans his administration had more work to do for them.

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Trump’s surge seen as summer squall, but will he rain on the Republican Party?

For most of his Republican rivals, Donald Trump's surge in the polls in the 2016 U.S. presidential nomination fight is like a summer squall that will eventually blow itself out.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, July 22

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

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Poll: Majority of Americans favor diplomatic ties with Cuba

Nearly three-fourths of Americans think the U.S. should have diplomatic ties with Cuba.

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U.S. parents spend more, worry less about college

A new study shows the average amount spent on college education jumped for the first time in five years, thanks to greater outlays from high-income families and parental readiness to spend more.

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Chickens going round-the-world to evade bird flu

Breeding chickens that are the valuable genetic source for egg-laying hens have gone into hiding as the outbreak of bird flu in poultry has developed into the worst animal-health emergency in U.S. history.

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U.S. ‘disturbed’ by Iranian leader’s criticism after deal

Officials say they are disturbed by anti-U.S. hostility voiced by Iran's top leader after a nuclear deal, as both countries sought to calm opposition to the accord from hardliners at home.

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McCain urges Trump to apologize to U.S. military families

The backlash is growing over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for saying prisoners of war are not heroes.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, July 21

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

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New era in ties begins as Cuba raises flag at embassy in US

The Cuban flag has been hoisted at the country's embassy in Washington. It's a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations.

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McCain: Trump owes apology to veterans, not to him

Sen. John McCain said Monday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn't need to apologize to him for remarks about his captivity in Vietnam, but should tell veterans and their families that he's sorry.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Senate passes revamp of ‘No Child Left Behind’

The U.S. Senate approved a bill that would give states more flexibility in setting their own standards for measuring student and school performance.

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Colorado movie massacre gunman found guilty of multiple murders

After a three month trial, James Holmes was found guilty of an attack on a midnight screening of a "Batman" movie that killed 12 and injured 70.

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Investigators seek motive behind Tennessee shooting rampage

Investigators on Friday sought to determine what led a 24-year-old gunman to open fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four Marines in an attack officials said could be an act of domestic terrorism.

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Presidential election already fueled by $377 million

The first peek behind the fundraising curtain came this week and it showed mountains of cash for an election that is more than a year away.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, July 17

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

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Haggen faces an uphill battle in the southwest

Haggen announces that it is reducing staff hours across the southwest because it's having trouble competing in a market that's already crowded with big, established players.

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4 Marines dead in Chattanooga shooting spree

A gunman opened fire at two military-related facilities in an attack local officials described as an act of terrorism.

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Amazon’s Prime Day draws big virtual crowd, frustrates some shoppers

Amazon's much-advertised sale drew a lot of online orders and a lot of ire from some shoppers.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Aug. 3

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Seattle CEO cuts his own salary

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Seattle CEO Dan Price has received praise cutting his own salary so his employees would get a raise. But the big move is costing him business at Gravity Payments.

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Fatal motorcycle crash causes small fire

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A motorcyclist dies trying to pass a Honda on State Route-9.

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Gas tax increases

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The first of two gas tax hikes to pay for a 16-billion dollar transportation plan.

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Bobby Wagner, highest paid middle linebacker in NFL

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Bobby Wagner signs a big contract with Seattle Seahawks.