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Los Angeles wants to host 2024 Summer Olympics

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.

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Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

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Smoking rate continues to fall

The smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year, down from about 18 percent in 2013.

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Regulations could mean healthier ‘happy meals’ for kids

Lawmakers in NYC are proposing regulations requiring fast food meals that come with a toy include a serving of fruit, vegetable, or whole grain and limit the meal to no more than 500 calories.

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In Alaska, Obama paints doomsday picture

Obama will spend the second day of his Alaska tour in the picturesque coastal town of Seward, named after President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State William Seward, who negotiated the purchase of Alaska in 1867 from Russia.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Sept. 1

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

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Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

Overall scores are higher than expected, though below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

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U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft

Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies.

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Better forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago.

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Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

President Barack Obama is a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Aug. 31

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

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Making headlines this week

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

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How low will gas go?

AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars

The second man to walk on the moon is pushing for a Mars settlement by 2040.

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.

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Eying volatile markets, Obama urges Congress to pass budget

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Congress to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty and quickly pass a budget before a deadline at the end of September to prevent a government shutdown.

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A decade after Katrina, Bourbon Street is rocking again

When the hurricane made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, it would go on to become the costliest storm in U.S. history.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 28

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

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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Jack White to play on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

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Jack White's band The Dead Weather are to give their first live performance in five years.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: One wild ride

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Want to buy Pink Floyd’s flying pig? Too late

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Algie the flying pig is no longer up for sale -- going back to the band instead.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Trump campaign ad

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Ordinarily people running for President tell us what they would do if they got the job, but Donald Trump has a much broader approach.