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In taking economic war to Islamic State, U.S. developing new tools

U.S. warplanes have struck Islamic State's oil infrastructure in Syria in a stepped-up campaign of economic warfare that the U.S. estimates has cut the group's black-market earnings from oil by about a third.


15 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns

Some 15.8 million people worldwide are now on HIV treatment and a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations AIDS program said on Tuesday.


Kerry says more cooperation with Russia possible, seeks to reassure opposition

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday the United States could broaden military cooperation with Russia in Syria, but that such a move should not deter opposition groups trying to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Nov. 24

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


As ISIS threat looms, New York prepares for Thanksgiving parade

Millions of New Yorkers and tourists are expected to line the streets on Thursday for the parade, more than a week after Islamic State released a video showing images of New York juxtaposed with a scene depicting a suicide bomber preparing for an attack.


World leaders seek new path to slow warming of planet

Next week, in the waning days of what is set to be the hottest year on record, world leaders meet on the outskirts of Paris for a summit that seeks nothing less than to steer the global economy away from its ever-growing reliance on fossil fuels.


Gas prices drop 11 cents

The current gas price is 70 cents per gallon under its year-ago point.


Religious leaders make forceful appeal to admit refugees

Major American religious leaders of differing faith and ideology are warning that that fear and prejudice is trumping the legitimate security debate over the admission of Syrian refugees.


Republican candidates press Syrian refugee opposition

Several Republican presidential candidates insisted Syrian refugees pose a potential danger to America and should not be allowed into the country, despite growing criticism within and outside their party of some of their statements.


10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Nov. 23

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


Chipotle E. coli cases suspected in six states

Three new states have reported E. coli infections of the same strain as the Chipotle outbreak.

An American flag flies half-staff at Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Flags are flying at half-staff in Los Angeles in honor of victims of terrorist attacks in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Making headlines this week

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


Volkswagen faces pressure in U.S. to buy back older diesel cars

Volkswagen, which is set to provide detailed plans to fix vehicles that do not comply with U.S. emissions standards, faced more pressure to buy back older diesel cars.


Obama defends TPP secrecy, says now is chance for debate

U.S. President Barack Obama launched a defense on Friday of a signature Pacific trade pact kept largely under wraps and said the public would get its say before legislators in each country debate the full details.


Report: More than 500,000 people homeless in the U.S.

Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Oregon and Hawaii have all recently declared emergencies over the rise of homelessness.


House passes bill to slow Syrian refugees despite Obama veto threat

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Republican-backed legislation on to suspend the program to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year and then intensify the process of screening them.


10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Nov. 20

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


FDA approves first genetically modified salmon for consumption

AquaBounty Technologies' salmon became the first genetically engineered animal to receive U.S. approval for human consumption, setting the stage for more such approvals.


Suspected mastermind of Paris attacks killed in raid

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian militant, who had boasted of mounting attacks in Europe for the Islamic State, was accused of orchestrating Friday's coordinated bombings and shootings in the French capital, which killed 129 people.


Volkswagen says U.S. diesel owners will get gift cards, repairs

VW has set aside $6.9 billion to cover costs after it admitted to installing "defeat devices" in 11 million vehicles worldwide with diesel engines built since 2008.

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