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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.

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U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition

President Barack Obama pledged to increase support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war and said the U.S. needs to do more to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers.

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Boston bomber wants a new trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial.

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South Carolina Senate expected to vote to remove Confederate flag

South Carolina is poised to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, July 7

Here's a look at the stories that will be talked about today, Tuesday, July 7.

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Postal carriers getting a panic button

It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday with a long to-do list.

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Iran demands end to U.N. missile sanctions, West refuses

A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo are among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, July 6

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

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U.S. triumph caps truly global Women’s World Cup

The United States returned to the pinnacle of women's soccer with a 5-2 crushing of Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at the end of a riveting tournament that pushed the sport into new territory.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Fireworks fill the skies with more than bursts of color

A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.

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Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license

A Montana polygamist featured on the show "Sister Wives" says he will sue if denied the right to legally wed his second wife.

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Probe sees no links among black church fires in South

Officials have found no links among any of several recent fires at African American churches.

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Officials warn of potential July 4th terror attacks

Federal authorities are stepping up security and asking Americans to be vigilant ahead of the holiday weekend.

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Home prices climbing steadily amid stronger demand

The average purchase price rose by 4.9 percent, according to the latest figures.

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Bet you didn’t know: Fun facts about the Fourth

Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.

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The "Tightrope" hitmaker has joined forces with Toyota for an invite-only, seven-city trek fans can attend for free.