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Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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U.S. doctors upgrade Zika precautions; virus found in saliva, urine

Brazilian scientists announced on Friday they had found Zika in the saliva and urine of two patients, as U.S. health officials advised more stringent measures for monitoring pregnant women for Zika and preventing sexual transmission of the virus.

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Nearly 13 million have signed up for Obamacare

About 12.7 million Americans signed up for health insurance coverage through the government insurance exchanges, surpassing its expectations.

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Democrats block U.S. energy bill in fight over Flint aid

Senate Democrats teamed up with some of their Republican counterparts on Thursday and blocked a wide-ranging U.S. energy bill in a fight over aid to Flint, Michigan, to help rectify its drinking water crisis.

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In contentious debate, Clinton and Sanders both claim ‘progressive’ mantle

Democrat Hillary Clinton went on the attack against rival Bernie Sanders on Thursday in their most contentious presidential debate yet, questioning whether his ambitious proposals were viable and accusing him of an "artful smear" in suggesting she could be bought by political donations.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Feb. 5

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

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‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli laughs off questions from lawmakers, calls them ‘imbeciles’

The former drug company executive sparked outrage last year after his company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by more than 5,000 percent to $750 a pill.

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Just in time for tax season, IRS experiencing technical difficulties

The Internal Revenue Service says it is experiencing computer failure and temporarily cannot accept taxpayer returns.

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Republican campaign for White House turns nastier as field narrows

Campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination has taken a nasty turn with Donald Trump accusing rival Ted Cruz of fraud as the field of candidates narrowed ahead of next week's New Hampshire primary.

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Super Bowl security to be super tight

U.S. law enforcement officials preparing for Super Bowl 50 have worked with their French counterparts to learn from last year's deadly attacks in Paris, as they plan safety for Sunday's big game.

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Women could soon have to register for the draft

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday it was up to Congress to decide whether to require women to register for the military draft, and he expected U.S. lawmakers to take up the issue this autumn.

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Obama visits a mosque to send pointed message to non-Muslims

President Barack Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque, in an effort to allay the fears of Americans accustomed to pop-culture portrayals of Muslims as terrorists, and to reassure Muslim American youth about their place in the nation.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Feb. 4

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

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Education Department gives states ways to cut standardized testing

The Obama administration is offering states and local school districts a lesson plan of sorts for reducing standardized testing in public schools.

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Marco Rubio becomes early hope for mainstream U.S. Republicans

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, emerging from the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa as the leading Republican mainstream contender, portrayed himself in New Hampshire on Tuesday as the party's best hope to recapture the White House.

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House passes bill again to restrict Obama lifting Iran sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved legislation on Tuesday that would restrict President Barack Obama's ability to lift sanctions under the international nuclear deal with Iran, nearly three weeks after a similar vote was canceled.

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First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite, a day after the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Feb. 3

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

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Yahoo to say it is exploring ‘strategic alternatives’

Yahoo Inc is expected to announce on Tuesday that it is exploring "strategic alternatives".

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ISIS pushed back in Iraq, Syria, but a threat in Libya: Kerry

An international coalition is pushing back Islamic State militants in their Syrian and Iraqi strongholds but the group is threatening Libya and could seize the nation's oil wealth, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

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Minnesota Governor Dayton See Fire Damage in Medelia

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton was in Madelia and got a first-hand-look at the damage from this week's fire that leveled several businesses along Main Street.

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Standard Time Bill Moves in the SD Legislature

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A bill that would keep South Dakota on Standard time year-round has emerged in the legislature.

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Yankton County Commission Debates Bridge Costs

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Talk about replacing a small township bridge led to a wider discussion about the state of roads and possible repair in Yankton County by the County Commission.

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“Intestinal Fortitude” May Help You Stay Healthy

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The National Institute of Health is part of an ongoing study to better understand the makeup of “Gut Microbiomes.”

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MidAmerican Energy Expands Wind Power in Iowa

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Iowa’s largest utility company has wrapped up work on its eighth and ninth wind farm projects, and is preparing to start work on its 10th wind project his spring.