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Citizen-scientists: Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika!

The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us but the U.S. government could use some help figuring out exactly where.

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1 week ago

After delay, calorie counts to hit U.S. restaurant menus

The national calorie disclosure aims to help consumers battle the bulge since Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home.

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Groups seek immediate halt to N.C. bathroom law

Several groups supporting the rights of transgender people filed a motion on Monday asking a U.S. court to block North Carolina from enforcing a law that mandates bathroom access according to birth sex while the measure is being challenged.

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Democrats use Trump as bogeyman to get people to vote

Democratic Party activists in some U.S. states are using Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate who has stirred controversy with his comments about illegal immigrants and women, as the centerpiece of their "get out the vote" campaign for the November elections.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, May 16

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

The transit of Mercury, left, in front of the Sun is seen from  St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, May 9, 2016. The photo was taken through a hydrogen-alpha (H-alpha) narrow spectrum solar telescope that permits examination of the sun's protuberances and showing the surface activity. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

2 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

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

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2 weeks ago

Trump on best behavior as he woos Republicans but differences remain

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went on a charm offensive on Thursday to try to win the party establishment's support for his insurgent candidacy, but top Republican Paul Ryan stopped short of endorsing him.

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Republicans win Obamacare legal challenge, add to insurer concerns

A U.S. judge handed a victory to congressional Republicans who challenged President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, ruling that his administration overstepped its constitutional powers relating to government spending.

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2 weeks ago

Obama administration to issue transgender restroom guidance to schools

The letter, signed by officials from the Education and Justice departments, does not have the force of law but contains an implicit threat that schools which do not abide by the Obama administration's interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.

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U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids

U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally.

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 13

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

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2 weeks ago

VW eyes U.S. emissions deal as it pushes comeback plans

Volkswagen is counting on a final deal next month with U.S. authorities as it pushes plans to launch crossover and electric vehicles in the United States, its sales chief said.

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Trump, Ryan meet in bid to heal fractured U.S. Republican Party

Presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan emerged from a meeting declaring they had taken steps toward healing fissures in the party but that differences remained.

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Pew study sees a shrinking middle class in major U.S. cities

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, a widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher- or lower-income groups in major metro areas, with fewer remaining in the middle.

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Pistol used in Trayvon Martin shooting to be auctioned

The pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin is going up for auction online.

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Cyber attacks on Islamic State use tools others also have: U.S. defense chief

Cyber attack techniques used by the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State could also be used by other countries, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 12

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

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2 weeks ago

Poll finds Trump, Clinton even as they turn to general election

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are in a statistical tie in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday, showing a tight battle for the White House as the two likely nominees turn their attention to the Nov. 8 election.

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2 weeks ago

Spending can’t keep up with America’s crumbling infrastructure

Examples of major U.S. infrastructure failures abound, from Flint, Michigan's drinking water crisis to travel delays at New York's LaGuardia Airport and the deadly 2007 I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

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2 weeks ago

North Carolina transgender battle could expand civil rights law

The legal battle over transgender rights between the state of North Carolina and the U.S. government has moved the country closer to settling one of the last frontiers in civil rights law.

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5 hours ago in Entertainment

Depp back as Mad Hatter in ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

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The movie follows on from the 2010 box office hit "Alice in Wonderland," which starred Depp alongside Australian actress Mia Wasikowska as the titular heroine and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen.

5 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Record number of Millennials are living with their parents

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Living at home with parents is now the most common arrangement for people age 18-34.

6 hours ago in Music

Rihanna adds eyewear designer to her resumé

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The future's looking bright for Rihanna - she has teamed up with Dior's designers to create a new sunglasses collection.

6 hours ago in Entertainment

Fans campaign to give Captain America a boyfriend

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TRENDING ON TWITTER: An online campaign emerges calling for significant LGBT characters in superhero movies. But dissenters weigh in, too.