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In wake of church massacre, South Carolina urged to remove rebel flag

Religious and elected leaders are calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds, after the deadly attack on the Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

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General Mills to drop artificial ingredients from cereals

Starting next year your Lucky Charms will be made with ingredients you can pronounce.

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Hawaii becomes first state to raise smoking age to 21

The law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016, and will also ban the sale, purchase or use of electronic cigarettes for those under the age of 21.

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Pentagon: U.S. won’t let Russia ‘drag us back to the past’

In an address in Berlin on Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused Moscow of trying to re-create a Soviet-era sphere of influence.

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Supreme Court to next issue rulings on Thursday

Of the seven cases left to decide, the biggest are a challenge to state laws banning same-sex marriage and a conservative challenge to subsidies provided under Obamacare.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, June 22

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

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Making headlines this week

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

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Latest species to be tracked in national parks: You

Scientists are putting tracking devices on a new species — people — as they try to learn more about how their movements affect ecosystems in national parks.

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Search for answers follows South Carolina church massacre

A young white man accused in the fatal shooting of nine black people at a historic African-American church is in custody as police search for answers and a nation mourns.

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Senate passes defense policy bill, veto threatened

The Senate authorized some $600 billion in defense spending for the 2016 fiscal year and starts reforms that could help curb costs over the long run.

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Rangers, SEALs, now Raiders: Marines resurrect historic name

The Marines will rename several special operations units Marine Raiders, resurrecting a moniker used by World War II units that carried out risky amphibious and guerrilla operations.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, June 19

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

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Suspect in South Carolina church massacre arrested

Dylann Roof is accused of fatally shooting nine people during a prayer service at an historic African-American church, in what police are calling a hate crime.

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House revives Obama’s Pacific Rim trade pact

Lawmakers narrowly approved legislation key to securing a hallmark Pacific trade deal, partly reversing a defeat less than a week before, in a boost to President Barack Obama's goal of strengthening economic ties with Asia.

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No ready fix if Obamacare subsidies are lost

Lawmakers are unlikely to act to restore Obamacare subsidies in at least 34 states should the Supreme Court rule them illegal.

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Coming soon to the $10 bill: A woman

Move over Alexander Hamilton ... starting in 2020, the $10 bill will feature "a woman who has contributed to and represents the values of American democracy."

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, June 18

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

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Coming soon to a doorstep near you: Amazon drones

Commercials could take flight within a year, as federal regulators finalize rules for companies including Amazon.

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Economists predict shockwaves if Obamacare subsidies are nixed

As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on health insurance subsidies, economists project billions of dollars in lost spending if the court rules payments are illegal.

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U.S. births up after years of decline

Preliminary figures show there were about 53,000 more babies born in 2014 than the year before.

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Two girls were trapped in a burning apartment, but thanks to the help of some alert neighbors they made it out alive.

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Older, wiser Schwarzenegger returns in ‘Terminator: Genisys’

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Brantley Gilbert marries high school sweetheart

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The country star exchanged vows weeks after canceling the initial plans.

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Alex Trebek raps the ‘Fresh Prince’ theme song on ‘Jeopardy!’

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