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Obama readying request to use force against Islamic State

The White House will ask Congress by Wednesday for new authority to use force against Islamic State fighters.

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Last officer from Pearl Harbor battleship USS Arizona dies at 100

The last surviving officer of the ship that was bombed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, has died.

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Obama still weighing decision on arming Ukraine forces

The President is meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who opposes providing Ukraine with weapons to fight separatists.

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U.S. gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon

The average price of a gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.20.

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Schools turn to new programs to warn of drug risks

The programs focus on the science of addiction instead of scare tactics widely used in the "Just Say No" campaign of the 80s.

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What’s happens if Homeland Security shuts down?

Spending for the Homeland Security Department hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration.

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New England, New York ready for another big storm

Snow is falling yet again, threatening to bring up to 2 feet to some areas.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Feb. 9

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

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Unusually large Republican 2016 field sparks ‘staff primary’

With more than a dozen Republicans thinking about running for president in 2016, it's a good time to be an experienced campaign hand.

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NBC’s Brian Williams taking himself off the air

The network is investigating misstatements related to his experience reporting on the Iraq war in 2003.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Islamic State says female U.S. hostage killed in Syria

ISIS claims a woman it was holding was killed when Jordanian fighter jets hit a building where she was being held.

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Other things #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has misremembered his time covering the Iraq War in 2003 and the Internet won't let him forget it.

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Lawmakers want tougher vaccine exemptions amid measles outbreak

Several states could make it harder for parents to legally opt out of vaccinating their children.

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U.S. probes massive data breach at Anthem insurance

A massive cyberattack on the No. 2 health insurer is being examined for possible ties to China.

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Obama finds bipartisan support for ‘big data’ privacy plan

The bill would protect data collected from students through educational apps.

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Boehner expects call for military authorization against ISIS soon

The U.S. is leading an international coalition against Islamic State, and has launched an air campaigns in Iraq and Syria.

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Pope Francis to speak to Congress, making history

He will address Congress on Sept. 24, marking the first time a pope has delivered such a speech.

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Obamacare demand ramping up

Consumers could have been enrolling in plans under the Affordable Care Act since Nov. 15.

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Top doc says medical marijuana can be helpful

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said preliminary data shows marijuana can be helpful in certain conditions.

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Harrison Ford hurt in plane crash

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The "Star Wars" star was seriously injured when his vintage plane crashed shortly after taking off from an L.A. airport.

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Peeps milk coming to an Easter basket near you

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Because why shouldn't milk taste more like marshmallows?

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Hall & Oates sue cereal maker

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The rockers are not amused by a granola company's clever name for its breakfast food.