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Campaign seeks to help consumers pick safe blinds, shades

Trying to figure out which window blinds or shades are safe to buy for homes with young children?

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Senate to hold test vote on Iran nuclear bill

The vote, scheduled for Thursday, comes after months of wrangling over the legislation while the U.S. and five other nations engage in talks with Tehran.

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States watching Medicaid standoff between Florida, Obama

The standoff has implications for eight other states.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 7

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

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Boston bomber volunteered as family fell apart, jurors told

Lawyers seeking to spare convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty called witnesses who described his volunteer work, his adoration of his older brother, and his father's mental illness in the years before the attack.

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U.S. probing Islamic State claims it was behind Texas cartoon attack

The White House says it is too early to tell if the two gunmen killed in Garland were tied to an organized terror organization.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 6

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

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Prince announces ‘Rally 4 Peace’ concert Sunday in Baltimore

The pop icon says he hopes the event is meant to be "a catalyst for pause and reflection" after the recent protests and riots.

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Senators seek VA probe to see if mishandled claims systemic

A bipartisan group of senators is seeking a wide-scale independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Obama expected to push for Gulf missile defense

The President is expected to make a renewed push to help Gulf allies create a region-wide defense system to guard against Iranian missiles.

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U.S. aims to make Iran nuclear deal immune to Russian, Chinese veto

Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring U.N. sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement.

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Macy’s test stores to offer deals at ‘Backstage’ prices

The retailer will open the first of four "discount" stores this fall in NYC.

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Huckabee enters the race, Hillary calls for path to citizenship

Republican Mike Huckabee entered the race for his party's 2016 presidential nomination on Tuesday, while Democrat Hillary Clinton supported a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

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Elder Boston bomber was cruel, controlling

Defense lawyers continue to make their case that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to life in prison rather than death.

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Senate slated to vote on GOP budget compromise

The Senate is poised to approve a compromise Republican budget that makes deep cuts in spending while boosting Pentagon accounts by an additional $38 billion next year.

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ISIS claims responsibility for Texas Mohammad cartoon attack

Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 5

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

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Marine general expected to be named top military official

President Barack Obama will nominate Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a widely expected pick likely to win swift Senate confirmation.

Local police and FBI investigators collect evidence and survey the scene where two gunmen were shot dead, after their bodies were removed in Garland, Texas May 4, 2015.

Police raid home of gunman in Mohammad cartoon attack

Police and FBI searched the apartment of a gunman who allegedly opened fire outside a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

Potential Republican presidential candidate former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in Waukee, Iowa, April 25, 2015.

Former CEO Carly Fiorina enters White House race

Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina is running for president, becoming the only woman in the pack of Republican candidates for the White House in 2016.

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Minnesota Budget Still Under Construction

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State budget negotiations resumed at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's residence yesterday afternoon.

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Death Penalty Showdown in Nebraska

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Governor Pete Ricketts has vetoed legislation passed by the Unicameral that would repeal the death penalty.

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Bill to Allow Packer Ownership of Livestock Advances

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Meat packers would be able to own hogs and contract with Nebraska producers under a bill advancing in the Unicameral.

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Service Honors Fallen Omaha Officer

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Funeral services for Omaha Police officer Kerrie Orozco, who was killed in the line of duty, were held Tuesday.

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Blood Donations Needed For Summer

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The upcoming summer season brings with it busier schedules, and LifeServe Blood Center, based in Sioux City, Iowa, finds their blood supply falls low as people take less time to make regular donations.