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Republicans, defying Obama, propose tightening Syrian refugee screening

House Republican lawmakers defied President Barack Obama on Wednesday and laid out plans to tighten screening of Syrian refugees after the Paris attacks, in a political fight that challenges the U.S. view of itself as a refuge for downtrodden immigrants.


ISIS threatens New York next

There is no "specific and credible threat" against NYC, despite a newly released Islamic State video suggesting America's most populous city is a target of attacks such as those in Paris.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Nov. 19

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Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

You know that auto insurance commercial, the one with the talkative gecko promising you can save 15 percent if you switch insurers?


Two die in police raid targeting suspected Paris attack mastermind

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and another militant died on Wednesday when police raided an apartment in the Paris suburb of St. Denis seeking suspects in last week's attacks in the French capital.


Jindal ends White House bid saying ‘Not my time’

Jindal, 44, was the first person of Indian-American heritage to run for U.S. president.


New bill in Congress proposes stricter vetting of refugees

The Syrian refugee crisis is dividing American politicians, given the choice between yielding to fears of importing terrorists or honoring the United States' traditional welcoming role.


AAA forecasts a smaller jump in Thanksgiving travel

The number of motorists on U.S. roadways during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is likely to rise only modestly, AAA estimated, suggesting that the recent surge may be weakening as low gas prices become less of a novelty.


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

Fraud rates on online transactions increase during holidays

As retailers and consumers prepare for the holiday shopping season, attempts by criminals to steal payment card information to commit fraud online are likely to rise.


U.S. firefighter gets world’s most extensive face transplant

A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off during a home fire rescue has received the world's most extensive face transplant.


France, Russia strike Islamic State in Syria, EU aid invoked

France and Russia both staged air strikes on Islamic State targets in northern Syria on Tuesday as Paris formally requested European Union assistance in its fight against the group behind last Friday's bloody attacks on the French capital.


U.S. refugee advocates urge governors not to ‘panic’ on Syria

Republicans could use a must-pass spending bill to block President Barack Obama's plan to accept Syrian refugees, saying the Paris attacks prove they pose too much of a threat.


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Obama rules out U.S. troops on the ground to fight Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday ruled out a shift in strategy in the fight against the Islamic State despite the deadly attacks in Paris last week, saying putting U.S. troops on the ground to combat the group "would be a mistake."


Volkswagen to meet U.S. regulators on emissions this week

VW executives will meet with U.S. regulators ahead of a Nov. 20 deadline to submit a plan to fix nearly 500,000 diesel cars that violate pollution emission rules.


Transportation bill is target of lobbying frenzy

Congress is racing toward a Friday deadline to renew the law that pays for national transportation programs, and lobbyists trying to shape the legislation are in a frenzy.


Obama urges Russia to join renewed effort to eliminate Islamic State

President Barack Obama vowed to step up efforts to eliminate ISIS and prevent more attacks like those in Paris, while urging Russia's Vladimir Putin to focus on combating the jihadist group in Syria.


French police raid homes, vow it’s ‘just the beginning’

Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following the Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was suspected of orchestrating Friday's mayhem.


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