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Obama meets Saudi king as U.S. Iran policy strains alliance

U.S. President Barack Obama met Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday to seek joint action on security threats including Iran and Islamic State, but his visit is overshadowed by Gulf Arab exasperation with his approach to the region.

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Harriet Tubman coming to the $20 bill

The U.S. Treasury has decided to replace former President Andrew Jackson with anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman on the U.S. $20 bill.

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On Oklahoma bombing anniversary, a pitch for Garland for Supreme Court

Victim advocates and former prosecutors used the anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing on Tuesday to lobby the U.S. Senate on behalf of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, who oversaw the prosecution of bomber Timothy McVeigh.

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House leader wants review of 9/11 bill that would let Americans sue Saudis

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan did not immediately endorse a Senate bill on Tuesday that would allow Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks, saying it should be reviewed to ensure it would not hurt diplomatic relations.

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Visa says its chip cards are getting faster

Though the wait can be just seconds, in today's economy of swipes and scans, the cards have been a nuisance for high traffic retailers, for example, a coffee shop during the morning rush.

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After big New York wins, Trump and Clinton cast themselves as inevitable

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored sweeping victories in nominating contests in their home state of New York, and immediately cited them in arguing they are all but unstoppable as their respective parties' presidential nominees.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 20

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

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U.S. top court appears unlikely to revive Obama immigration plan

President Barack Obama's bid to save his plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits ran into trouble on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case testing the limits of presidential power.

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Singers, actors among U.S. artists visiting Cuba

The 33-person cultural delegation visited Cuba's famous University of the Arts, where musicians performed a concert with classical music and folkloric dance performances.

President Barack Obama listens to a question after speaking about his Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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With alliances strained, Obama seeks to reassure Gulf states on Iran

President Barack Obama travels to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday with a familiar message: the United States will not abandon its Gulf allies in their struggle against Iran, a regional power they fear is seeking to undermine their security.

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If oil stays cheap, household spending could rise

The dramatic drop in the price of oil since 2014 has delivered only a muted boost to the U.S. economy, but that could change if households start figuring cheap oil is here to stay.

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Riding high in polls, Trump looks to ‘make it’ beyond New York

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff as he looked beyond an expected primary victory on Tuesday in his home state of New York to the delegate battle that will determine the party's nominee for November's election.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 19

Here's a look at some of the big stories we'll be talking about today.

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We all lie, scientists say, but politicians even more so

This is the season of lies.

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U.S. to send more troops to Iraq, escalating war on Islamic State

The United States will send more troops to Iraq, potentially putting them closer to the frontlines to advise Iraqi forces in the war against Islamic State militants.

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Supreme Court appears split over Obama’s immigration plan

The Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it weighed whether to revive President Barack Obama's plan to spare from deportation roughly 4 million immigrants in the country illegally, raising the possibility of a 4-4 deadlock that would block the program.

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It’s up to you, New York: state takes center stage in election campaign

By the end of Monday, the last official day of campaigning before voting in the state's Democratic and Republican primary elections begin, thousands of New Yorkers will have heard the candidates' closing pitches.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 18

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

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3 weeks ago

Tax Day deals

You've filed your taxes, now give your wallet a break.

Fields of canola bloom extend into the horizon as Bob Calvey looks under the hood of a 1949 Pontiac which sits at his salvage yard, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Oak Grove, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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‘Oregon Trail,’ ‘Sonic’ join World Video Game Hall of Fame

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Last year, "Super Mario Bros." and "Pong" were among the first inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 is just as strong.

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Republican Senate candidate says he won’t vote for Trump

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The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Washington state says he can't support Donald Trump as his party's nominee.

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M’s open series in Houston tonight against Astros

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Houston Astros mascot Orbit celebrates the Astros' 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Houston.

Coverage from Minute Maid Park gets underway at 4:00 p.m. with the pregame show and a 5:10 p.m. first pitch on KPUG.

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Convicted child molester Sandusky gets May 20 hearing

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Sandusky's lawyers will be able to try to prove their claims that prosecutors leaked secret material to find more victims, lied about whether they knew one victim's identity and withheld information that could have exonerated Sandusky.

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Frank Vogel is out in Indiana

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Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel signals to the floor during the first half in Game 6 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Pacers President Larry Bird says the team will not renew Vogel's contract for next season. Bird says he believes it's time for a new voice to lead the Pacers, keeping with his long-held philosophy on short shelf lives for coaches.