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U.S.-led air strikes hit al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

Air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition to fight Islamic State targeted the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in northwest Syria.

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Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom

Obama's plans to proceed with new immigration rules foreshadowed a bumpy relationship with a Republican-controlled Congress.

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Obama seeks $6.2B to fight Ebola

Congress will be asked to approve $6.2 billion in new funds to combat Ebola in West Africa and the U.S.

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Private sector adds 230K jobs

The U.S. economy has produced more than 200,000 private-sector jobs for a record seven straight months.

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Americans are still texting and driving

More than a quarter of texting drivers believe they "can easily do several things at once, even while driving."

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Former ‘American Idol’ Aiken loses bid for Congress

The former "Idol" runner-up was up against incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers in the state's 2nd District.

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Voters give nod to legal pot in Oregon, Alaska, D.C.

The key victories could fuel the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream.

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Tough road ahead for Obama after Republicans seize Senate

Republicans rode a wave of voter discontent to seize control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

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Republicans expect gains, many races remain tight

The midterm elections could serve as a public referendum on President Barack Obama's job performance.

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Ford issues 5 recalls covering 202K vehicles

Ford is recalling several models to fix gas leaks, air bag sensors, stalling, and other issues.

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U.S. home prices cooling

Home prices are rising at an ever-slowing pace.

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Americans back quarantine for returning Ebola workers

Nearly 75 percent believe medics returning to the U.S. after treating people with Ebola should be quarantined.

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World Trade Center, tallest building in U.S., open for business

Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is back in business today.

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Republicans poised to ride Obama’s unpopularity

Republicans could win control of the U.S. Senate in midterm elections heavily influenced by deep voter dissatisfaction.

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Oregon ‘right to die’ advocate ends her life

A 29-year-old woman suffering from brain cancer who became an advocate for doctor-assisted suicide has died.

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Student debt burden falling more on top earners

Student loan balances have quadrupled since 2004, prompting fears the borrowing could crimp consumer spending,

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Holiday shoppers, start your engines

The holiday shopping season is here and retailers aren't wasting any time.

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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during test flight

A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has crashed.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on some of the biggest newsmakers this week.

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Walmart ups ante on holiday shopping

Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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Governor Says Iowa In Good Financial Shape

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says while the state is in pretty good financial shape, that could change quickly.

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BCBS Rejects Deal

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska rejected the latest proposal by CHI Health as a way to end a contract dispute.

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Negotiators Far Apart

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Negotiators for the State of Iowa presented a contract proposal that differs greatly from the one submitted earlier this month by the largest state employees' union.

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No Charges For Corrections Officials

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Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says the special legislative committee reviewing what went wrong in Corrections that led to the miscalculation of hundreds of prison sentences failed to stay focused.

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Zebra Mussel Found in Lewis & Clark Lake

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One adult zebra mussel has been found in Lewis and Clark Lake, giving the lake a "suspect" status for contamination.