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Congress dodging war powers despite US mission in Syria

In the fight against Islamic State militants, members of Congress talk tough against extremism. But many lawmakers want to run for cover when it comes to voting on new war powers.


VW engineers allegedly admitted rigging CO2 emissions

A German newspaper says VW engineers tampered with tire pressure and mixed diesel with their motor oil to make them use less fuel, a deception that began in 2013 and carried on until the spring of this year.


‘Saturday Night Live’ with Trump earns best ratings in years

The show, which came under fire from Latino groups for inviting the blunt-spoken Republican presidential frontrunner to host, garnered a 6.6 rating in the 56 U.S. markets measured by Nielsen Media Research, NBC said in a statement.


10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Nov. 9

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

A view of the Statue of Liberty as seen from the air near New York City, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Making headlines this week

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


Obama rejects Canada-to-U.S Keystone XL pipeline

The proposal inspired a wave of environmental activism that turned Keystone XL into a rallying cry to fight climate change.


Robust U.S. jobs report bolsters case for December rate hike

U.S. job growth surged in October after two straight months of tepid gains, with the unemployment rate hitting a 7-1/2-year low of 5.0 percent in a show of domestic strength that makes it more likely the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in December.


Paul Ryan ushers in a more open House, for better or worse

A week into his tenure, the new speaker looks determined to make good on promises of opening up the House of Representatives to participation from all lawmakers.


Christie, Huckabee fail to qualify for next week’s Republican debate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee failed to qualify for next Tuesday's prime-time presidential debate.


U.S. House slashes proposed spending increases for auto safety

Despite public outrage over deadly auto defects including faulty ignition switches and air bags inflators, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to slash proposed spending increases for vehicle safety including defect investigations.


10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Nov. 6

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


U.S. will not pause Keystone review; Obama expected to reject

The U.S. denied a request to pause the review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, a decision expected to lead to the project's rejection by the Obama administration.


Pacific trading partners release trade pact details

The long-awaited text of a landmark U.S.-backed Pacific trade deal was released on Thursday, revealing the details of a pact aimed at freeing up commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy but criticized for its opacity.


Report: U.S. women paid less in all industries, every level

Women in the United States are paid less for equal work than men in all industries and a new report showed the widest discrepancy in wages is between married men and women with children.


Islamic State likely brought down Russian plane

Counter-terrorism experts say there's a significant possibility that ISIS is behind a suspected bomb attack on a Russian airliner that killed 224 people.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Nov. 5

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


Presidential hopefuls sign up to get on New Hampshire ballot

Democrat Martin O'Malley and Republican Donald Trump will be among the first candidates to sign up for New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary.


Policy fights, funding battles still pose shutdown threat

Despite a broad budget deal, the White House and Republicans controlling Congress must sort through dozens of policy issues and funding fights if they are to avoid a holiday season government shutdown.


Chipotle now linked to dozens of E. coli cases

Chipotle, which is grappling with its third food safety incident this year, has closed all its 43 restaurants located in and around Seattle and Portland because of the E. coli O26 outbreak.


Congress to consider new version of sweeping defense policy bill

The U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees said on Tuesday a version of the National Defense Authorization Act, a sweeping defense policy bill, would go before Congress this week, with $5 billion of cuts reflecting a budget deal passed last week.

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