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Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the big stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Hundreds seek safety as historic floods ravage Texas

Thunderstorms continue to pelt large parts of the region as emergency responders are still working to rescue stranded residents.

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Visitors to NYC’s World Trade Center can ‘see forever’

The center's new observatory opens today, offering spectacular views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline to the Atlantic Ocean.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 29

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

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FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls

Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note.

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Deadly storms destroy homes, set new rain record

Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas as torrential rains battered the state.

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Military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs across U.S.

The live anthrax bacteria has been shipped to labs in nine states and an air base in South Korea.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 28

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

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Islamic State sympathizers may have made airline threats

ISIS sympathizers may be behind more than a dozen threats in the last few days to flights using U.S. airports.

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Storm death toll rises as Houston remains underwater

Torrential rains and flooding have turned streets into rivers, killing more than a dozen people and destroying hundreds of homes.

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Ford recalls nearly a half-million vehicles

Ford has recalled several models, including the Mustang and Taurus, for a power steering problem.

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U.S., allies put pressure on N. Korea’s nuclear program

The talks in Seoul follows a test of what the North said was a submarine-launched ballistic missile earlier this month.

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Thieves get access to more than 100K tax returns

From February to May, attackers gained access to personal tax information.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 27

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

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Storms kill 8 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston largely underwater

By Anna Driver HOUSTON (Reuters) – Torrential rains have killed at least eight people in Texas and Oklahoma, including two…

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From the ‘big house’ to your house: Burglars share break-in tips

Three convicted burglars are sharing tips of their trade in a new YouTube video.

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Obama heralds first Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, Obama paid tribute to U.S. military personnel.

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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, U.S. reassures Abadi

ISIS poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to try to retake the Iraqi city, while Washington scrambled on Monday to reassure Baghdad.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 26

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

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Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply

The price of eggs has risen by as much as 58 percent, as farmers battle a bird flu that has killed millions of hens.

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Maine Minute 5/29

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Hear the WGAN Maine Minute for Friday, May 29th.

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LePage Vows to Veto Democrats’ Bills Until Tax Plan is OKed

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Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he will veto every bill sponsored by a Democrat until the Legislature agrees to let the Maine residents have a say on whether they want to get rid of the income tax.

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Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $4.6M From Charity

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A Maine man accused of embezzling $4.6 million from United Mid-Coast Charities has pleaded guilty.

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Maine Committee Rejects Bill Legalizing Marijuana

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A legislative committee has voted to reject a bill seeking to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine, but supporters say the real fight will be on the House floor.

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Maine House Puts Off Vote on Tribal Fishing Agreement Bill

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The Maine House of Representatives is putting off a vote on an American Indian tribal group's call for shared management of commercial fish species.

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