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Paul Ryan: On the path to job he says he never wanted

Republicans nominated Wisconsin's Paul Ryan to replace retiring House Speaker John Boehner, uniting around the party's former vice presidential nominee who has promised more openness in the way the chamber is run.


U.S. weighs special forces in Syria, helicopters in Iraq

The United States is considering sending a small number of special operations forces to Syria and attack helicopters to Iraq as it weighs options to build momentum in the battle against Islamic State, U.S. officials said.


Congress aims for fast budget, debt limit passage

A U.S. budget and debt ceiling deal is headed toward quick action in Congress as lawmakers rushed to avert yet another fiscal standoff.


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U.S. deaths drop for leading causes

The U.S. death rate for all causes is continuing to decline, aided by drops in fatalities from leading causes like heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and accidents, new research finds.


GM, Chrysler issue recalls

Chevrolet, Buick, Jeep, and Ram models from various years are being recalled.


Health insurance prices up 7.5 percent for benchmark plans

The federal government says the cost of a benchmark plan on will increase 7.5 percent for 2016 coverage, but most people will still be able to buy a plan for less than $100 a month, after tax credits.


REI bucks Black Friday shopping, will close stores that day

The outdoor retailer says it will close on the day after Thanksgiving and pay its employees to be outside instead.


White House, Congress reach tentative budget deal

The White House and congressional leaders reached a two-year budget deal overnight to lift mandatory spending caps on defense and domestic programs and raise the federal debt ceiling, in an attempt to avert yet another fiscal standoff.


10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Oct. 27

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Gas prices drop 10 cents over past 2 weeks

Prices on average have fallen 63 cents in the past 19 weeks.


WHO: Hot dogs and bacon could cause cancer

Eating processed meat can cause bowel cancer in humans while red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) experts say, in findings that could sharpen debate over the merits of a meat-based diet.


Study: Kids take 100-plus required tests through 12th grade

A new study says the typical student in the nation's big-city public schools spends between 20 and 25 hours a school year taking standardized tests — and roughly 112 mandatory exams from preschool through high school.


Poll: GOP says Trump tops list of electable

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Republican voters view only four of their party’s presidential contenders as potential general election…


Oklahoma parade crash suspect charged with four counts of murder

Adacia Avery Chambers, 25, allegedly drove a gray Hyundai Elantra into a crowd watching Saturday's parade in Stillwater, about 65 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.


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Hollande says U.S., France to step up strikes in Syria, Iraq


French President Francois Hollande said the U.S. and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

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PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon


Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

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America’s worst traffic nightmares


The top 50 worst bottlenecks in America waste millions of gallons of gas and hours of productivity.

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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.

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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.