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Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline, leaving it in limbo

President Barack Obama swiftly vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo.

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Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014

An extensive new survey says the share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years.

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Poll: Majority of Americans favor mandatory vaccines

Seventy-eight percent of respondents in the online survey said all children should be vaccinated unless there is a direct health risk to them from vaccination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Feb. 24

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

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Chief Justice could again swing Obamacare case in government’s favor

Three years ago, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cast the tie-breaking vote in a ruling that saved President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform.

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VA Secretary apologizes for misstating military service

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said he had served in the special forces when he had not.

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Justice Dept. asks for stay to allow immigration action

The Justice Department argued that halting action on immigration from taking effect threatens national security.

Breakfast cereal is shown for sale at a Ralphs grocery store in Del Mar, California, March 6, 2013.

The world’s diet is getting worse

We're eating more processed foods high in sugar, fat, and starch than ever before.

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Obama warns security funding lapse would hurt economy

A partial shutdown would mean more than 100,000 border patrol, port inspection, and airport security agents would be left without paychecks.

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Poll: Most back Obama plan to raise investment taxes

Americans say the rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much.

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Homeland Security chief: Budget impasse could harm states

Lawmakers have until the end of the week to approve the budget and avoid shutting down the department.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Feb. 23

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

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New Defense Secretary hosts gathering on Islamic State strategy

Ash Carter is gathering top U.S. military commanders and diplomats for talks in Kuwait.

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Homeland Security says not aware of any credible threat against malls

Homeland Security backed away from comments by the department's chief that he takes seriously a threat by Islamist militants against the Mall of America.

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Making headlines this week

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

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‘Frozen’ Niagara Falls drawing tourists to winter spectacle

Winter's deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Feb. 20

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

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Obama rejects as ‘ugly lie’ that West is at war with Islam

President Barack Obama urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world.

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Jobless claims fall as labor market gains momentum

The economy has added more than a million jobs over the past three months.

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After mild winter, Skagit Valley flowers blooming early

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Fields of yellow daffodils near La Conner are blooming already and Skagit Valley tulips could flower early too

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Higher Senate threshold for new taxes ruled unconstitutional

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Lt. Gov. rules that a Senate rule to make it harder to take action on new taxes is unconstitutional.

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Senate passes $15 billion transportation package

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he Senate has approved a transportation package that includes an incremental gas tax increase

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Governor signs medal of valor bill for Oso rescuers

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Tayler Drayton, 16, finishes painting words of support on a bus stop for those affected by a deadly mudslide nearly two weeks earlier nearby, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Oso, Wash. More than a dozen people are listed as missing and 30 bodies have been found in debris from the March 22 landslide that broke off a steep hill, roared across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and buried a community at Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill to allow awarding the medal of valor to a group

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Bellingham Schools look at adding hours and changing start times

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Bellingham middle and high school students may be in school a half-hour longer in the not-so-distant future