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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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Oh no! We might not have enough Turkeys for Thanksgiving

The U.S.D.A.'s turkey report shows a significant decline in the number of young turkeys, suggesting supplies of fresh whole birds may tighten this Turkey Day.

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House buys time on trade bill until July 30

Lawmakers extended a deadline for a second vote on legislation central to President Barack Obama's Pacific Rim trade pact, giving supporters time to obtain more backing for it.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, June 17

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

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FDA cracking down on trans fats

Calling them a threat to public health, the FDA hopes the move will prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year.

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The $9 billion man? Donald Trump announces White House bid

The real estate mogul and TV personality barged his way into the presidential race in a blitz of boasts, inflammatory comments, and attacks on both fellow Republicans and President Obama.

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Americans are becoming more charitable

A national organization that tracks the generosity of Americans says giving has surpassed pre-recession levels for the first time in seven years.

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Police: ‘Win an Inn’ Essay Contest Didn’t Violate Law

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CENTER LOVELL, Maine (AP) _ Maine state police and the attorney general’s office say an innkeeper has not violated state…

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Maine Prison Inmate Death Under Investigation

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WINDHAM, Maine (AP) _ An investigation is under way after the death of an inmate at a state prison in…

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Woman Shot By Deputy Named

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CARMEL, Maine (AP) Authorities have released the name of the woman shot by a sheriff's deputy in central Maine after advancing toward the deputy holding what was described as a homemade weapon.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Tiny hamster’s tiny BBQ

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Just in time for the Fourth of July, the tiny hamsters are back for backyard tradition.

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OOB Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Wreaths From Cemetery

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ALFRED, Maine (AP) An Old Orchard Beach woman has pleaded guilty to stealing Christmas wreaths and arrangements from grave sites in a Saco cemetery to decorate her own properties during the holidays.

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