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Breakfast cereal is shown for sale at a Ralphs grocery store in Del Mar, California, March 6, 2013.

The world’s diet is getting worse

We're eating more processed foods high in sugar, fat, and starch than ever before.

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Obama warns security funding lapse would hurt economy

A partial shutdown would mean more than 100,000 border patrol, port inspection, and airport security agents would be left without paychecks.

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Poll: Most back Obama plan to raise investment taxes

Americans say the rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much.

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Homeland Security chief: Budget impasse could harm states

Lawmakers have until the end of the week to approve the budget and avoid shutting down the department.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Feb. 23

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

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New Defense Secretary hosts gathering on Islamic State strategy

Ash Carter is gathering top U.S. military commanders and diplomats for talks in Kuwait.

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Homeland Security says not aware of any credible threat against malls

Homeland Security backed away from comments by the department's chief that he takes seriously a threat by Islamist militants against the Mall of America.

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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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‘Frozen’ Niagara Falls drawing tourists to winter spectacle

Winter's deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Feb. 20

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

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Obama rejects as ‘ugly lie’ that West is at war with Islam

President Barack Obama urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world.

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Jobless claims fall as labor market gains momentum

The economy has added more than a million jobs over the past three months.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Accused bomber’s lawyers say he can’t get fair trial in Boston

Jury selection, which began early last month, has already identified 61 people who could serve.

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Poll: Americans favor raising minimum wage, requiring sick leave

Sixty percent or more of those surveyed support the proposals.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Feb. 19

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

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Obama: Countering violent extremism depends on Muslim support

Critics have accused the White House of shying away from tying extremism to the religion of Islam following shootings by Islamic militants in Paris and Copenhagen.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Feb. 18

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

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Biden kicks off White House summit on countering violent extremism

The summit follows shootings in Copenhagen and Paris that have galvanized Western resolve against such extremist attacks.

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More than 11 million enroll in Obamacare

Some 11.4 million Americans enrolled in private health insurance, the White House said.

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