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Paul Ryan ushers in a more open House, for better or worse

A week into his tenure, the new speaker looks determined to make good on promises of opening up the House of Representatives to participation from all lawmakers.


Christie, Huckabee fail to qualify for next week’s Republican debate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee failed to qualify for next Tuesday's prime-time presidential debate.


U.S. House slashes proposed spending increases for auto safety

Despite public outrage over deadly auto defects including faulty ignition switches and air bags inflators, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to slash proposed spending increases for vehicle safety including defect investigations.


10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Nov. 6

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


U.S. will not pause Keystone review; Obama expected to reject

The U.S. denied a request to pause the review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, a decision expected to lead to the project's rejection by the Obama administration.


Pacific trading partners release trade pact details

The long-awaited text of a landmark U.S.-backed Pacific trade deal was released on Thursday, revealing the details of a pact aimed at freeing up commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy but criticized for its opacity.


Report: U.S. women paid less in all industries, every level

Women in the United States are paid less for equal work than men in all industries and a new report showed the widest discrepancy in wages is between married men and women with children.


Islamic State likely brought down Russian plane

Counter-terrorism experts say there's a significant possibility that ISIS is behind a suspected bomb attack on a Russian airliner that killed 224 people.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Nov. 5

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


Presidential hopefuls sign up to get on New Hampshire ballot

Democrat Martin O'Malley and Republican Donald Trump will be among the first candidates to sign up for New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary.


Policy fights, funding battles still pose shutdown threat

Despite a broad budget deal, the White House and Republicans controlling Congress must sort through dozens of policy issues and funding fights if they are to avoid a holiday season government shutdown.


Chipotle now linked to dozens of E. coli cases

Chipotle, which is grappling with its third food safety incident this year, has closed all its 43 restaurants located in and around Seattle and Portland because of the E. coli O26 outbreak.


Congress to consider new version of sweeping defense policy bill

The U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees said on Tuesday a version of the National Defense Authorization Act, a sweeping defense policy bill, would go before Congress this week, with $5 billion of cuts reflecting a budget deal passed last week.


10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Nov. 4

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


U.S. to fine Takata $70M over handling of air bag recalls

Millions of cars carrying Takata-made parts have been recalled around the world.


Obama says Syria deployment doesn’t break no ‘boots on ground’ pledge

President Barack Obama said the planned deployment of dozens of U.S. special forces to Syria to advise opposition forces fighting Islamic State did not break his promise not to put "boots on the ground" in the Syrian conflict.


Republicans trust Trump on economy, nuclear weapons:

Donald Trump is the candidate most trusted to manage the economy, deal with foreign leaders and serve as commander in chief, according to a new poll of Republicans conducted after the party's third debate.


Americans becoming less religious

Americans are becoming less religious, judging by such markers as church attendance, prayer and belief in God, and the trend is more pronounced among young adults, according to a poll released on Tuesday.


10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Nov. 3

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


EPA says Volkswagen cheated a 2nd time on pollution tests

Volkswagen cheated a second time on emissions tests.


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HOLIDAY TV: What to watch this week


This week is packed with programs to get you in the holiday spirit.

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Bono, Clooney, Kardashian part of all-star campaign for AIDS

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Bono arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A New York City doctor says U2 singer Bono suffered multiple fractures and had to have two surgeries after his weekend bicycle accident. Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich says Bono underwent a five-hour surgery on his elbow in which three plates and 18 screws were inserted on Sunday night. Bono had another surgery to repair a fracture to his left pinkie on Monday. Lorich says Bono will need therapy but a full recovery is expected.

Bono is a launching an all-star campaign featuring "once-in-a-lifetime experiences" like walking the red carpet with Meryl Streep or visiting the "Game of Thrones" set.

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Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

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WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu in December


Get your remotes ready for a new round of binge-worthy movies and TV.

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Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways


Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill for a two- to three-week sprint to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes.