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Islamic State tightens grip on captured Iraqi city

ISIS fighters who overran Ramadi in a major defeat for the Iraqi government and its Western backers are flying back flags on key buildings and setting free prisoners.

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Jeb Bush sees no constitutional right to gay marriage

The possible 2016 Republican candidate says he is a "supporter of traditional marriage."

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4 sue Amtrak over deadly derailment; cause of crash still unknown

The federal lawsuit cites "serious and disabling" injuries from the May 12 derailment that killed eight and injured more than 200.

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Gas prices jump 22 cents per gallon

The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has increased, but is still well below last year's prices.

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Fly the crowded skies

The summer skies will be filled with passenger planes, as a record number of travelers are expected.

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Obama to limit police use of military equipment

Some equipment will be banned, while departments will have to justify the use of others.

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Kerry: U.S., China discussing more sanctions on North Korea

The United States is discussing imposing further sanctions against the reclusive country, as it is "not even close" to taking steps to rein in its nuclear weapons program.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, May 18

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

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Shi’ite forces ordered to deploy after fall of Iraqi city

The U.S.-led coalition stepped up air raids against Islamic State, conducting 19 strikes in the vicinity of Ramadi over the past 72 hours.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

DEATH: Boston bomber sentenced to die

Convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be put to death for the deadly 2013 marathon attacks.

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Making headlines this week

A look back at this week's big stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal; no survivors

The wreckage of a U.S. military helicopter lost on an earthquake relief mission was found high on a mountainside in Nepal.

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Boston Marathon bomber’s life hangs in balance as jury deliberates

The jury heads into its third day of deliberations on whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is sentenced to death or to life in prison without the possibility of release.

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Obama vows to ‘stand by’ Gulf allies amid concern over Iran threat

Hosting the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council for a rare summit at Camp David, Obama pledged to help counter Iran's "destabilizing activities in the region."

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Postal statistics give new meaning to ‘snail mail’

Those birthday cards and bills are taking a longer to get to their destination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 15

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

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Body of 8th victim found amid Amtrak wreckage; engineer ‘doesn’t remember’ crash

The New York bound train was barreling into a curve at more than 100 mph, twice the speed limit.

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Life on the line as jury weighs Boston bomber’s fate

The jury has began deliberating whether to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death or to life in prison for the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264.

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Senate poised to breathe new life into trade agenda

The President's trade agenda, which focuses squarely on developing stronger ties with Asia, gets a shot at new life.

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Obama seeks to reassure Gulf allies on Iran, security at summit

Tension over U.S. policy toward Tehran, Syria and the Arab Spring uprisings will loom over the meetings.

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Maine Minute 5/28

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Hear the WGAN Maine Minute for Thursday, May 28th.

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Maine Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Maine Turnpike

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SACO, Maine (AP) _ Maine police say the person who died in a single-vehicle crash on the Maine Turnpike in…

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Senate Backs Bill to Nix Concealed Gun Permit Requirement

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The Republican-controlled Maine Senate has endorsed a bill that would eliminate the requirement for concealed handgun permits.

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ME man Faces up to 20 years For Fake Electrical Work Claim

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Federal prosecutors say a 36-year-old Topsham, Maine, man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud connected to a scheme about phony electrical work.

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Maine Taking Final Comments On Sea Urchin Card Proposal

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Maine fishery regulators are taking the final comments about a proposal to track the sea urchin fishery with swipe cards.

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