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Tocco, believed to be longest-serving U.S. mob boss, dead

Jack Tocco, believed to be the last living person with first-hand knowledge of the death of Jimmy Hoffa, has died at 87.

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U.S. says deportation of children a warning to illegal migrants

The White House says that Central Americans trying to cross the U.S. border should know "they will not be welcome to this country."

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Arizona town protests arrival of undocumented migrants

Waving flags and playing patriotic music, protesters demonstrated against the arrival of undocumented immigrants at a processing center.

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Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dead

The sports legend was the first African-American to earn an endorsement deal in 1952, when she signed on to promote Coca-Cola.

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Retail sales, manufacturing show firming economy

From employment to manufacturing, the economy appears to be firing on nearly all cylinders.

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Microsoft expected to announce job cuts

The restructuring may end up being the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 jobs cut in 2009.

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Obama tells China he wants ‘constructive management’ of differences

U.S. President Barack Obama told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday he wants U.S.-Chinese relations defined by more cooperation.

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Could California become six states?

A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost when supporters announced they have signatures to place it on the ballot.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Former POW Bergdahl transitioning to active duty

Bergdahl, who was released in May after five years as a Taliban prisoner of war in Afghanistan, is returning to active duty.

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The most expensive men’s haircut in America

Find out which city has the highest-priced haircuts in the U.S.

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Web companies press FCC for net neutrality

Major U.S. companies are urging regulators to restrict the ability of Internet providers to strike deals for faster delivery of some web traffic.

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Citi to pay $7B to settle federal investigation

Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle a government investigation into mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

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Republicans balk at White House border funds request

Leading Republican lawmakers balked at supporting a spending request aimed at bolstering the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Making headlines this week

A look at this week's newsmakers and the headlines you might have missed.

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Chrysler recalling 900K SUVs

The recall affects some 2011-2014 models of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango.

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Government sues Amazon over kids’ purchases

Amazon faces a lawsuit for allegedly allowing children to run up millions of dollars in purchases while playing mobile apps like "Tap Zoo" and "Ice Age Village."

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Republicans to focus Obama lawsuit on health care

Republicans say they intend to accuse Obama of overstepping his legal authorities.

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Obama says money low to deal with immigrant crisis

The Obama administration warned lawmakers that border control agencies will run out of money if Congress doesn't act.

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Lawmakers eye immigration law changes

Legislation to more easily deport thousands of Central American children who have migrated illegally appears to be gaining steam.

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Chinese hackers pursue key data on U.S. workers

The hackers appeared to be targeting files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

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New Management Plan Being Developed For Lake

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is drafting an updated management plan for Fort Randall Dam and Lake Francis Case.

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Board Will Name Stuff

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The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is holding a meeting next week to gain public input on the naming of a creek and an island near Sioux Falls.

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Noem Supports Perry National Guard Decision

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South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says she supports the move by Texas Governor Rick Perry to move one thousand national guardsmen to that states southern border.

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Home Heating Bill Now Law

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A bill sponsored by South Dakota Senator John Thune that would ensure deliveries of home heating fuels in the dead of winter was passed by Congress and signed by the President.

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Pressler Floats Museum Idea

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South Dakota independent Senate candidate Larry Pressler is proposing an international North American Native American Holocaust Memorial Museum, to be built at Wounded Knee in south west South Dakota.