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Obama to limit police use of military equipment

Some equipment will be banned, while departments will have to justify the use of others.

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Kerry: U.S., China discussing more sanctions on North Korea

The United States is discussing imposing further sanctions against the reclusive country, as it is "not even close" to taking steps to rein in its nuclear weapons program.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, May 18

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

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Shi’ite forces ordered to deploy after fall of Iraqi city

The U.S.-led coalition stepped up air raids against Islamic State, conducting 19 strikes in the vicinity of Ramadi over the past 72 hours.

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DEATH: Boston bomber sentenced to die

Convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be put to death for the deadly 2013 marathon attacks.

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Making headlines this week

A look back at this week's big stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal; no survivors

The wreckage of a U.S. military helicopter lost on an earthquake relief mission was found high on a mountainside in Nepal.

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Boston Marathon bomber’s life hangs in balance as jury deliberates

The jury heads into its third day of deliberations on whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is sentenced to death or to life in prison without the possibility of release.

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Obama vows to ‘stand by’ Gulf allies amid concern over Iran threat

Hosting the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council for a rare summit at Camp David, Obama pledged to help counter Iran's "destabilizing activities in the region."

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Postal statistics give new meaning to ‘snail mail’

Those birthday cards and bills are taking a longer to get to their destination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 15

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

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Body of 8th victim found amid Amtrak wreckage; engineer ‘doesn’t remember’ crash

The New York bound train was barreling into a curve at more than 100 mph, twice the speed limit.

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Life on the line as jury weighs Boston bomber’s fate

The jury has began deliberating whether to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death or to life in prison for the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264.

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Senate poised to breathe new life into trade agenda

The President's trade agenda, which focuses squarely on developing stronger ties with Asia, gets a shot at new life.

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Obama seeks to reassure Gulf allies on Iran, security at summit

Tension over U.S. policy toward Tehran, Syria and the Arab Spring uprisings will loom over the meetings.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 14

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

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Prosecutor calls Boston bomber ‘terrorist,’ urges death

The jury will determine whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves to be sentenced to death or to life in prison for each of the 17 capital counts of which he was convicted.

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Fatal Amtrak train derailment in Philly a ‘disastrous mess’

Rescue workers sifted through twisted metal from the derailed train, as investigators sought clues to the cause of the deadly crash.

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Blame it on the bird flu: Eggs, meat prices soar

A serious outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest has claimed more than 26 million birds.

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Trade illustrates divide between Obama, Democrats

President Obama's push for a pan-Pacific trade pact, a key part of his strategic pivot to Asia, suffered a major blow when Dems blocked debate on the bill.

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Today in entertainment history: May 22

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A look at the news that made Hollywood history in years past.

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Mom shames daughter for inappropriate Facebook profile

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After Val Starks found her 13-year-old daughter's secret profile - posing in her bra and claiming to be 19 - she set the record straight and the video has gone viral.

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‘Lolz,’ it’s totally ‘Obvs:’ Score points with these new Scrabble words

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For the first time in four years, Scrabble has added new words to its dictionary - thousands of them.

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Marvel wants McConaughey

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Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is reportedly in talks to play "Spider-Man" villain the Green Goblin on the big screen.

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Paul Walker’s ‘Fast & Furious’ car sells for $185K

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The bright orange 1993 Toyota Supra from the original movie has been sold at auction.