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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Accused bomber’s lawyers say he can’t get fair trial in Boston

Jury selection, which began early last month, has already identified 61 people who could serve.

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Poll: Americans favor raising minimum wage, requiring sick leave

Sixty percent or more of those surveyed support the proposals.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Feb. 19

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

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Obama: Countering violent extremism depends on Muslim support

Critics have accused the White House of shying away from tying extremism to the religion of Islam following shootings by Islamic militants in Paris and Copenhagen.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Feb. 18

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

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Biden kicks off White House summit on countering violent extremism

The summit follows shootings in Copenhagen and Paris that have galvanized Western resolve against such extremist attacks.

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More than 11 million enroll in Obamacare

Some 11.4 million Americans enrolled in private health insurance, the White House said.

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U.S., Cuba to meet Feb. 27; senators see path for end to embargo

The sides held historic negotiations in Havana last month and the next round is seen by U.S. officials as critical to fleshing out details on re-establishing ties.

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Icy storm pummels much of U.S., more cold to come

The storm dumped snow and spread ice from New England into the Carolinas after battering the Midwest and Ohio Valley.

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Obamacare rescue ruled out by some states, others weigh options

Some state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court.

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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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NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.

The NFL's salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season.

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Many players receive franchise tag including Dez Bryant

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant heads for the end zone after catching a 68-yard pass for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in St. Louis.

This was the final day for NFL teams to designate franchise or transition players. Teams had two weeks to use the franchise tag to avoid having a player hit the free agent market.

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Kentucky tops AP college basketball poll

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The latest Associated Press college basketball poll is out.

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Deadline day for NFL, NHL

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This is the last day NFL teams can designate franchise players and the NHL trade deadline is looming.

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Bill Gates is still the world’s richest man

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The co-founder tops the list with a whopping $79 billion in net worth.