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Gas prices jump 13 cents; could climb further

The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped in the past two weeks to $2.58.

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Tsarnaev’s life on line as defense argues against execution

Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bomber are returning to federal court to make their case that his life should be spared.

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Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 27

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

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Death toll climbs as Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief

Thousands began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday after two days of powerful aftershocks and shortages of food and water.

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Supreme Court appears on the cusp of declaring right to gay marriage

Based on the court's actions during the past two years, a sense of inevitability is in the air.

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Devastating Nepal quake topples towers, kills over 1,000

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

The problem was found through customer complaints.

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Jurors get day off in Boston bombing deliberations

Federal prosecutions have rested their case in the penalty phase of the federal trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants

American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn, who faced treason charges in the U.S., was killed in a drone strike.

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Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about cause

Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies have raised questions about how listeria could have contaminated multiple manufacturing plants .

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Colleges giving new meaning to ‘BYOB’

You can now study for a bachelor's in beer or perhaps a master's in malt.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, April 24

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

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Loretta Lynch makes history as first black woman to serve as attorney general

Now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, she will replace Eric Holder, who announced his resignation last year.

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American hostage held by al Qaeda inadvertently killed in U.S. operation

Warren Weinstein, held captive since 2011, was apparently killed during drone strikes on an al Qaeda compound.

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Reagan, MLK, Nicki Minaj: 2016 candidates are name-droppers

Presidential hopefuls are salting their speeches, interviews, and tweets with mentions of ... everyone.

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Victims describe injuries, loss at marathon bombing trial

The brutality and long-lasting impact of the Boston Marathon bombing is being brought home to jurors.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, April 23

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

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Home sales hit 18-month high

The fairly upbeat report from the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday implied the economy was regaining some momentum after hitting a speed bump at the start of the year.

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Mavis Staples broke down during documentary filming

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"Mavis!" details the star's rise to fame as a member of her family group the Staple Singers and her work during the Civil Rights Movement.

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‘Furious 7′ continues box office domination for 4th week

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This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto in a scene from "Furious 7."

"Furious 7" had enough left in the tank to top "The Age of Adaline" and lead the box office for a fourth straight week.

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The five stages of watching a Marvel movie

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"Oh God, this franchise is never going to end."

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‘Super Troopers 2′ is coming soon

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Fans of cult comedy have helped producers raise more than double their $2 million crowdsourcing target to fund a follow-up to the 2001 film.

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Usher, Pharrell, Kevin Hart join forces for scholarship initiative

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Actor Anthony Anderson, singer Toni Braxton, and NBA star Chris Paul were also among those who contributed to the United Negro College Fund, to help students pursue higher education.