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Mardi Gras: Glitzy balls, parades mark ‘fat Tuesday’

Costumed merrymakers will spill into the streets of New Orleans for partying, parades ahead of Lent.

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Texas judge blocks Obama plan to protect undocumented immigrants

A federal judge temporarily blocked a plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Feb. 17

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

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Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

Lawmakers say they plan to urge the administration to grant a special sign-up opportunity for uninsured taxpayers facing fines this year.

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Using Waffle House to gauge severe weather impact

How bad is it? Check the local Waffle House.

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Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

Schools are getting tough on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.

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White House says Congress shouldn’t sidestep Islamic State measure

The President sent a formal request to Congress but ran into immediate resistance both from Republicans who want stronger measures and from many of his fellow Democrats.

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Boehner ready to let Homeland Security funding lapse

A Feb. 27 deadline looms for funding the department.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Sinkhole can’t sink Kentucky Corvette museum

A year ago a giant sinkhole destroyed several models of the classic American sports car but proved to be a boon for business.

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Air strikes in Syria kill 20 Islamic State fighters

The U.S.-led alliance started bombing Islamic State targets in Syria in September as part of a strategy aimed at rolling back the group's territorial gains in Syria and Iraq.

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Obama urges companies to share cyber threat info

The President will sign an executive order aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats with the government.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Feb. 13

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

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Senate approves Carter as new defense secretary

Carter will be Obama's fourth defense secretary, succeeding Chuck Hagel, who resigned last year.

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Senators introduce bill to lift Cuba embargo

The legislation seeks to repeal decades-old provisions that prevent Americans from doing business with Cuba.

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Someone is $564 million richer this morning

The jackpot, which reached the half-billion dollar mark after rolling over for nearly three months, was the third-largest in the game's history.

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Obama expected to veto Keystone XL bill

The Republican-led Congress gave final passage the long-pending Keystone XL pipeline.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Feb. 12

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

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Experts warn this could be the year of the ‘healthcare hack’

Cybercriminals are increasingly attracted to troves of personal information held by insurers.

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Obama asks Congress to authorize war on Islamic State

Republicans, who control Congress and say Obama's foreign policy is too passive, want stronger measures.

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Housing Project Discussed

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A new housing development in Yankton is part of the planning process for economic development.

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Thune Opposes Net Neutrality Regulations

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The Federal Communications Commission will issue new rules to regulate the internet.

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Iowa’s Gas Tax to Increase

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Iowa’s gas tax is going up March 1st. Within the span of two-and-a-half hours, votes were taken in both the…

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Iowa Company Granted Drone Exemption for Precision Ag

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A north-central Iowa company is the first in the Midwest and one of only three nationwide to be granted a federal exemption to use drones for precision agriculture projects.

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Nebraska Poll Finds Residents Not Afraid of Hard Work

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The University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension recently completed their 19th annual Rural Poll and a portion of that includes employment statistics.