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Marine general expected to be named top military official

President Barack Obama will nominate Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a widely expected pick likely to win swift Senate confirmation.

Local police and FBI investigators collect evidence and survey the scene where two gunmen were shot dead, after their bodies were removed in Garland, Texas May 4, 2015.

Police raid home of gunman in Mohammad cartoon attack

Police and FBI searched the apartment of a gunman who allegedly opened fire outside a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

Potential Republican presidential candidate former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in Waukee, Iowa, April 25, 2015.

Former CEO Carly Fiorina enters White House race

Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina is running for president, becoming the only woman in the pack of Republican candidates for the White House in 2016.

The U33, a Germany 212 class submarine prepares for Operation Dynamic Mongoose near Bergen on Norway’s western coast, May 3, 2015.

NATO starts anti-submarine exercise as tensions with Russia rise

More than a dozen vessels from 11 countries are participating in the "Dynamic Mongoose" exercise in the North Sea.

Police officers block an intersection near the Curtis Culwell Center after a shooting outside the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative which was being held at the facility in Garland, Texas May 3, 2015.

Two gunmen killed at Texas exhibit of Prophet Mohammad cartoons

Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Baltimore officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

Six police officers face criminal charges, including second-degree murder and manslaughter, in the death of a black man who was arrested and suffered fatal injuries.

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Police departments across U.S. getting $20 million for body cameras

The grants represent the first portion to be approved by Congress of a $75 million, three-year body camera funding program requested in December by President Barack Obama.

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Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists

A new survey shows that 6 in 10 Americans favor using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups.

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Republicans pass deep spending cuts, aim at Obamacare

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first joint House-Senate budget plan in six years.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 1

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

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Unemployment claims tumble to 15-year low

Consumer spending increased as the number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, April 30

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

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Protests against police violence spread across U.S.

Protesters marched against police violence in cities from New York to Denver, and a large demonstration in Baltimore ended peacefully.

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Sanders says he’ll seek Democratic nomination for president

The independent senator from Vermont, a self-described socialist and one of the most outspoken liberals in Congress, will seek the 2016 Democratic nomination.

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Vietnamese-Americans recall losses, gains since Saigon fell

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the end of the Vietnam War, and the close of a bitter, devastating chapter in both U.S. and Vietnamese history.

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Boston bomber wanted life, brother wanted death, attorney says

His lawyers contend he should be spared capital punishment because he was a pawn in a scheme led by his brothers.

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Bud Light brewing up controversy with new labels

The beer maker says it is sorry for a slogan printed on bottles as part of its "Up for Whatever" campaign.

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Immigrant removals continue to decline under Obama

The Obama administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade.

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Poll: Americans evenly split on gay marriage case

The poll was conducted just before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that will likely decide whether state laws banning same-sex marriage are constitutional.

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