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Air Force Veteran will plead not guilty, lawyer says

New Jersey resident Tairod Pugh was indicted on charges of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group.

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Obama to draw contrasts with Republicans over spending

The President is criticizing a House Republican budget plan, saying it won't invest in "all the things that we need to grow."

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, March 18

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

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Attorney General nominee Lynch caught in Senate logjam

The nomination of Loretta Lynch suffered another delay when the Senate failed to end a standoff over abortion and human trafficking legislation.

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Iran, U.S. line up technical options as push for deal intensifies

As the deadline nears but difficult issues must still be addressed.

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Federal commission weighs LGBT job protections

Gay rights advocates say a federal law is needed to prohibit discrimination in the workplace.

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Police describe gun battle with Boston Marathon bombers

Three police officers testified that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hurled explosives at them during a violent confrontation days after the deadly attack.

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Lawmakers weigh in on ‘net neutrality’

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies for the first time since pushing through his plan to put the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone.

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Republican budget offers deep cuts to end deficits

Republicans proposed deep cuts to social safety net programs, domestic spending, and another attempt at repealing "Obamacare" health reforms.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, March 17

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

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Boston Marathon bombing trial enters third week

The trial is moving faster than anticipated, largely because the defense has not cross-examined many witnesses.

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GOP to offer budget blueprint with Medicare, food stamp cuts

Republicans are pledging to balance the budget within a decade and rein in major programs.

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Boston breaks snowfall record

With 2.9 inches Sunday, the city hit108.6 inches for the season, topping a record set in 1996.

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Man charged in shooting of 2 Ferguson police officers

A 20-year-old man was charged with first-degree assault in the shooting of two policemen during a protest rally.

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Closing in on nuclear deal, U.S. demands ‘tough choices’ from Iran

The United States and Iran inched closer to a political deal that would set the stage for a landmark nuclear agreement.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, March 16

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

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Making headlines this week

President Barack Obama speaks near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday, March 7,in Selma, Ala. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary…

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Obama to visit VA hospital, check progress on veterans care

The Arizona hospital triggered a national examination into how the government cares for former service members.

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Capitol Hill Buzz: Who has time to read these bills we pass?

Congress gets so busy that lawmakers don't always have time to scrutinize bills they pass and letters they sign.

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Manhunt for shooting suspects grinds on in Ferguson

Police are searching for a second day for suspects in the shooting of two police officers at a protest rally.

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Prosecutor: Germanwings co-pilot appeared to want to ‘destroy the plane’

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The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.

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PHOTOS: Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525

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All 150 people on board the jet - including three Americans - were killed Tuesday when it crashed in the French Alps.

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‘Empire’ co-stars spark romance rumors

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Are Trai Byers and Grace Gealey more than just coworkers?

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Idris Elba could be the next ‘Star Trek’ villain

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The in-demand actor is in talks to join the star-studded cast of the sci-fi franchise.

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Balki’s bills: ‘Perfect Strangers’ star owes $280K in taxes, mortgage payments

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Bank officials say actor Bronson Pinchot hasn't been heard from in over a year.