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Making headlines this week

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

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Unemployment at 7-year low

There were 223,000 jobs created last month, as unemployment fell to its lowest point since 2008.

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Poll: Republicans open to softer immigration policy

Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates preached in the past.

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Obama marks 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the victory by Allied forces over Nazi Germany in 1945.

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U.S. military training Syria fighters to combat ISIS

The U.S. military has started training Syrian fighters to combat Islamic State militants, officials said, adding the program had begun in Jordan and would soon launch in Turkey.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 8

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

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U.S. appeals court: NSA phone record collection ‘excessive’

The bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed.

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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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Game 7 showdown in West finals welcomed by Ducks, Blackhawks

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Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards (91) waits for linesman Jean Morin, left, to release the puck in a face-off against Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

One year after the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks both exited the playoffs with a loss in a seventh game, they're facing off in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on tonight at Honda Center.

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Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) and New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) battle for the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Tampa, Fla., Friday, May 22, 2015. The Rangers won 5-1.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals in seven games.

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Walker, Smith lead Mariners to 2-1 win over Indians

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker in action against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Seattle.

Taijuan Walker allowed two hits over eight strong innings, Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Friday night.