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Volkswagen emissions rigging raises health concerns

Volkswagen's admission that it rigged car emission tests has prompted environmental and health experts to ask whether that could have hampered progress in reducing death and disease from air pollution.

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013.

Millions more government fingerprints deemed stolen

The Obama administration says the fingerprints of 5.6 million people who applied for or received a federal security clearance were stolen — not 1.1 million as first believed.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Sept. 24

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At White House, Pope focuses on environment, poverty and migrants

Pope Francis urged the U.S. to help tackle climate change and touched on other divisive issues such as immigration and economic inequality on his first visit to the world's richest nation.


The latest corporate perk? Student loan help

Almost 7 in 10 college grads owe money, with an average debt of $28,400.


As clock ticks, Senate seeks way to avert shutdown

With only days remaining before an Oct. 1 deadline, Senate leaders said they were pursuing a stop-gap funding bill to extend the present federal budget for about 10 weeks beyond the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.


Volkswagen ‘totally screwed up’

A scandal over falsified vehicle emission tests could affect 11 million cars and cost the automaker billions of dollars.


10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Sept. 23

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Pope’s visit to focus on use of power, needs of the poor

Pope Francis comes to America bearing a message that the power and wealth that Washington symbolizes should be made to serve humanity, and not the other way around.


An apple a day…

Kids’ fruit consumption has increased but the CDC says most still don’t get the daily recommended amount of fruit or vegetables.


Pentagon wants more women in military leadership

In recent years, the Pentagon has stepped up its recruitment of women and minorities, and is moving to open more - if not all - combat jobs to women, a continuing source of debate among military and civilian leaders.


Down to 15: Walker exits presidential race

Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin abruptly pulled out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race, doomed by a lightning-quick collapse from serious contender to also-ran candidate struggling to raise money.

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013.

U.S.: China cyber espionage must stop

U.S. officials call it a national security concern and a critical factor in U.S.-China relations.


10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Sept. 22

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Black Friday is coming: Macy’s hiring 85K workers for holidays

U.S. retailers get nearly a third of their annual sales and almost 40 percent of their profits in the shopping season that starts a day after Thanksgiving and goes on until early January.


Another food fight? Congress mulls school meal standards

Congress will have to decide soon whether it wants another food fight with first lady Michelle Obama and the administration over what's served in the school lunch line.


Catholics expected to turn out in force for Pope Francis

Pope Francis is expected to draw huge crowds throughout his first visit to the United States this week, with the faithful and the curious straining to get a look at a man who has fascinated Americans with his humble and open tone.


Kerry says U.S. ready to take more refugees

The United States will increase the number of refugees it takes in by 15,000 over each of the next two years, bringing the total to 100,000 by 2017.


10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Sept. 21

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Making headlines this week

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

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