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U.S. gas prices hold steady over past 2 weeks

The average price of gasoline has remained steady over the past two weeks, holding at $2.71 a gallon.

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Oh baby! National Zoo says panda Mei Xiang has given birth

If the cub survives, it would be the 17-year-old panda's third surviving offspring.

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Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 U.S. cases is a repeat

The trend is partly a success story: More people are surviving cancer and living long enough to get it again.

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France honors 3 Americans who disarmed train gunman

French President Francois Hollande awarded the country's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Aug. 24

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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July was the hottest month – ever

July was the warmest month ever on record worldwide, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said, just over three months to go before world leaders seek to reach a climate agreement in Paris.

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North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchanging fire with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action.

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Obama lays out case for Iran nuclear deal in letter to Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama laid out his case for lawmakers to back the nuclear deal with Iran in a letter released by the White House, the latest step by the administration to gain support for a deal critical to the president's legacy.

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Faux candidate Deez Nuts polls 9 percent in Clinton-Trump match-up

A fake U.S. presidential candidate named Deez Nuts, reported to be the creation of an Iowa teenager, has stirred a social media frenzy by polling nearly 10 percent of registered North Carolina voters in a hypothetical match-up against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Boomerang home buyers poised to return to market with a roar

Seven years after the real estate bust in the U.S., many people who lost their homes have rebuilt their credit and are jumping back into the market.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 21

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

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Former President Jimmy Carter battling brain cancer

The former President will start radiation treatment for cancer on his brain.

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Poll: Majority in US wants gov’t to curb prescription costs

A new poll finds that Americans strongly support government action to control prescription drug costs, regardless of their political affiliation.

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Ranger school success reflects U.S. military’s opening to women

When two women completed the daunting U.S. Army Ranger school this week they helped end questions about whether women can serve as combat leaders

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U.S. government, police working on counter-drone system

As concerns rise about a security menace posed by rogue drone flights, U.S. government agencies are working with state and local police forces to develop high-tech systems to protect vulnerable sites, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Aug. 20

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

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Russia’s Putin would consider meeting Obama at U.N.

The Russian President will "consider constructively" a request for a meeting with President Barack Obama at next month's U.N. General Assembly meeting.

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Ashley Madison hackers dump data online from cheating website

After threatening to release salacious details on as many as 37 million customers of the website, which uses the slogan "Life is short. Have an affair," hackers claimed to publish a huge cache of email addresses and credit card data stolen in July.

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U.S. ads target illegal immigration from Central America

Customs and Border Protection launched an ad campaign aimed at dissuading Central Americans from trying to enter the U.S illegally.

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Stephen King to Receive National Medal of Arts

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Horror writer Stephen King is going to the White House.

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Report: Maine Trooper Fired, Killed Gunman, in Self-Defense

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Attorney General Janet Mills says an investigation concluded a Maine trooper who killed a man last year in Ludlow was justified in using deadly force.

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Forecast: Sun, Cars For Labor Day Weekend in Maine

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The weekend forecast calls for sun, and heavy traffic, on the Maine Turnpike.

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Maine Dunkin’ Donuts: Free Coffee For ‘Deflategate’ Judge

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A Dunkin' Donuts shop is offering free coffee for life to the federal judge who lifted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.

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Plan for Chinese-Owned Rail Car Factory in Maine Hits Snag

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A plan for a Chinese-owned rail car factory at the site of the former Loring Air Force Base has been delayed because a top company official has been unable to get a visa to come to the U.S. and work on the project.

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