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Air Force Veteran will plead not guilty, lawyer says

New Jersey resident Tairod Pugh was indicted on charges of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group.

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Obama to draw contrasts with Republicans over spending

The President is criticizing a House Republican budget plan, saying it won't invest in "all the things that we need to grow."

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, March 18

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

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Attorney General nominee Lynch caught in Senate logjam

The nomination of Loretta Lynch suffered another delay when the Senate failed to end a standoff over abortion and human trafficking legislation.

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Iran, U.S. line up technical options as push for deal intensifies

As the deadline nears but difficult issues must still be addressed.

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Federal commission weighs LGBT job protections

Gay rights advocates say a federal law is needed to prohibit discrimination in the workplace.

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Police describe gun battle with Boston Marathon bombers

Three police officers testified that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hurled explosives at them during a violent confrontation days after the deadly attack.

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Lawmakers weigh in on ‘net neutrality’

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies for the first time since pushing through his plan to put the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone.

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Republican budget offers deep cuts to end deficits

Republicans proposed deep cuts to social safety net programs, domestic spending, and another attempt at repealing "Obamacare" health reforms.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, March 17

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

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Boston Marathon bombing trial enters third week

The trial is moving faster than anticipated, largely because the defense has not cross-examined many witnesses.

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GOP to offer budget blueprint with Medicare, food stamp cuts

Republicans are pledging to balance the budget within a decade and rein in major programs.

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Boston breaks snowfall record

With 2.9 inches Sunday, the city hit108.6 inches for the season, topping a record set in 1996.

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Man charged in shooting of 2 Ferguson police officers

A 20-year-old man was charged with first-degree assault in the shooting of two policemen during a protest rally.

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Closing in on nuclear deal, U.S. demands ‘tough choices’ from Iran

The United States and Iran inched closer to a political deal that would set the stage for a landmark nuclear agreement.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, March 16

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

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Making headlines this week

President Barack Obama speaks near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday, March 7,in Selma, Ala. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary…

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Obama to visit VA hospital, check progress on veterans care

The Arizona hospital triggered a national examination into how the government cares for former service members.

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Capitol Hill Buzz: Who has time to read these bills we pass?

Congress gets so busy that lawmakers don't always have time to scrutinize bills they pass and letters they sign.

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Manhunt for shooting suspects grinds on in Ferguson

Police are searching for a second day for suspects in the shooting of two police officers at a protest rally.

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Today in entertainment history: March 27

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A look back on Hollywood headlines of years past.

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Ed Sheeran surprises newlyweds at wedding reception

Ed Sheeran performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Ed Sheeran surprised a pair of newlyweds at their wedding reception by singing Thinking Out Loud for their first dance.

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Taylor Swift named among world’s greatest leaders in new Fortune poll

Singer Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York.

Taylor Swift ranks two spots behind Pope Francis in a new Fortune.com poll of the World's Greatest Leaders.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.