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After wet weekend, tornadoes, floods seen across Midwest

A deadly storm front moved through much of the U.S. on Monday, bringing with it hurricane-force winds and thunderstorms that damaged homes.

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Obama to bypass Congress on immigration reform

President Barack Obama intends to take executive action to address the "broken" U.S. immigration system.

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GM recalls 7M more vehicles over ignition switch

General Motors is recalling millions more vehicles dating back to 1997 as the company's safety crisis grows.

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Supreme Court rules for companies over birth control

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that businesses can object on religious grounds to providing insurance that covers birth control.

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GM victims fund to have wide eligibility

The compensation fund for victims of General Motors' defective ignition switch will be open to a broad range of people.

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Supreme Court rules against public unions over in-home care workers

The Supreme Court ruled that in-home care workers paid by the state are not similar enough to government employees to be compelled to pay union dues.

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Obama to nominate former P&G CEO as veterans secretary

President Barack Obama has chosen Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs.

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Iraqi troops battle for city of Tikrit

Iraqi troops are battling to dislodge ISIS, as the militant Islamist group gains ground.

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Obama to seek $2B for child migrant crisis

President Barack Obama wants more than $2 billion to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children flooding into the U.S. along its southern border.

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Making headlines this week

The headlines you might have missed and the stories you want to remember.

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Benghazi suspect expected to arrive in U.S. this weekend

A suspected leader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi is expected to arrive after his journey at sea.

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Iraq helicopters fire on campus in insurgent-held city

Iraqi helicopters fired on a university in Tikrit to dislodge insurgents who overran the city and brought them close to Baghdad.

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Obama sends $60M war-funding request to Congress

The White House sent Congress a 2015 war-funding request on Thursday of nearly $60 billion, a drop of $20 billion.

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Obama urges Central Americans to not send children to U.S. border

President Barack Obama appealed to Central American parents in his most forceful comments yet on the emerging humanitarian crisis.

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Former Senator, Watergate figure Howard Baker dead

Tennessee Republican Howard Baker, a pivotal figure in the Watergate inquiry that pushed President Richard Nixon to resign, has died.

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Massachusetts raises minimum wage to highest in U.S.

Workers in Massachusetts will be getting a bigger payday.

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General Motors issues another recall

GM is recalling another 30,000 vehicles with potentially defective air bags.

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Appeals court backs gay marriage in conservative Utah

Conservative Utah may not ban gay couples from marrying, a decision that capped a day of victories for same-sex nuptials and nudges the issue closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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John Boehner says he’s suing the President

House Speaker John Boehner he is preparing a lawsuit alleging that President Obama abused executive authority.

FILE - In this July 31, 2013 file photo, a man smokes a marijuana joint outside Congress where lawmakers debate a bill to legalize marijuana and regulate production and distribution in Montevideo, Uruguay. Final Senate approval of Uruguay’s marijuana law is expected by late September, and the government plans to license growers, sellers and users as quickly as possible thereafter to protect them from criminal drug traffickers.

Puff, puff, pass: More Americans are smoking pot

A new study says more of us are consuming cannabis, as negative perceptions of the drug decline.

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PHOTOS: 2014 Comic Con

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Organizers say this year's Comic Con is going back to its roots as a welcome home to creative content with fringe and cult audiences.

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Thousands of cribs, high chairs, baby monitors recalled

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Tens of thousands of children's products were among the top recalls announced this week.

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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll climbs

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The U.S. pressed for a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

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Obama rails against corporate loopholes to evade taxes

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President Barack Obama hammered companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as "inversions."

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Want fries with that? 170-foot ketchup bottle for sale

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Fans fear the 65-year-old landmark, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, might be in peril if a buyer isn't found.