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Making headlines this week

A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Takata air bag recall could take years to complete

The largest auto recall in American history affects nearly 1 in 7 cars.

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Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

If the Senate doesn't act, the laws authorizing the programs will expire June 1, and officials say they will lose valuable surveillance tools.

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Islamic State continues its advance in Syria

The success piles pressure on Damascus and Baghdad and throws doubt on a U.S. strategy of relying almost exclusively on air strikes to support the fight against ISIS.

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Cleanup of oil-covered California beach could take months

Oil spilled from a pipeline rupture has closed two state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 22

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

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Domestic surveillance fate unclear after lengthy Senate talk

Key sections of the Patriot Act are set to expire on June 1.

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Survey: U.S. schools beef up safety measures

Public schools have increased security with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Crews struggle to clean 100,000 gallons of oil from California coastline

Cleanup crews fanned out across a California beach to scoop up gobs of petroleum in what may be the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in 46 years.

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Islamic State takes control of Syria’s Palmyra in westward advance

Islamic State now controls more than half of Syrian territory following four years of civil war.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 21

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

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California oil slick spreading off coastline

A broken pipeline spewed thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean for several hours before being shut off.

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Obama frames global warming as national security threat

The White House says climate change can contribute to more natural disasters that result in humanitarian crises and potential new flows of refugees.

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Historic recall affects 1 in 7 U.S. cars

This marks the largest vehicle recall in American history and impacts several makes and models.

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Los Angeles votes to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

City Council voted to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 20

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

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Iraqi forces say they defeat Islamist attack near Ramadi

The advance of Islamic State has exposed the failings of Iraq's army and the limitations of U.S. airstrikes.

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State Department sets January ’16 deadline for Clinton’s email release

Clinton's exclusive use of a personal email account for government business as secretary of state has prompted concerns about transparency and security.

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THOUSANDS RALLY AT B.I.W.

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BATH_Maine- ANGER IS BREWING AT BATH IRON WORKS. LAST WEEK MORE THAN A THOUSAND SHIP BUILDERS HELD A RALLY AT…

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Maine Minute 5/22

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Heat the WGAN Maine Minute for May 22nd.

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WGAN’s Interview With Marpheen Chann

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WGAN's Cody O'Connor took a moment to speak with Marpheen Chan who is a political activist that was involved in and spoke at yesterdays "We Are Maine" rally in Portland in protest against cuts to general assistance...

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Panel Backs Bill Aimed at Boosting Maine Vaccination Rates

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A legislative committee has endorsed a bill that seeks to increase vaccination rates in Maine.

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Boston Man Gets Prison for Taking Three to Work as Prostitutes

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Federal prosecutors say a 28-year-old Boston man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for aiding and abetting the interstate transportation of women for prostitution.

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