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Making headlines this week

A look back at this week's big newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.


America pauses to remember 9/11

Relatives of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are due to gather in New York, Pennsylvania and outside Washington on Friday to mark the 14th anniversary of the hijacked airliner strikes carried out by al Qaeda militants.


PHOTOS: Sept. 11 anniversary observances

Across the nation - and the world - people paused to remember the fallen and honor the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001.


Nuns working overtime to bake altar breads for Pope’s Philly mass

Religious sisters at the suburban Monastery of St. Clare recently made 100,000 communion hosts for the pontiff's outdoor Mass on Sept. 27.


U.S. to China: Take back your undocumented immigrants

The issue, which is likely to come up during a state visit to Washington later this month by Chinese President Xi Jinping, has further strained a U.S.-China relationship already frayed by tensions over economic policy, suspected Chinese cyber hacking and Beijing’s growing military assertiveness.


U.S. preparing to welcome Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 refugees.


10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 11

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New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

The long-overdue rules come in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.


U.S. taking to the sky in drug smuggling fight

The eastern Pacific Ocean remains the most popular route for cocaine smuggling, but the Caribbean is again becoming a popular option — decades after U.S. authorities all but shut down cocaine smuggling into South Florida.


U.S. job openings soar to record high of 5.8 million

The Labor Department says job openings soared 8 percent to 5.75 million, the most since records began in 2000.


House clears three Iran deal-related bills for debate

One of the three measures is a resolution finding that President Barack Obama has not complied with the Iran nuclear review act, the second is a motion of approval of the nuclear deal and the third would seek to suspend Obama's right to waive sanctions.


Candidates slam Common Core, but education standards take root

Since they were adopted by 46 states five years ago, the Common Core standards have become a symbol of Big Government overreach for conservatives.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Sept. 10

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


Poll: Americans concerned most over China’s economic power

A new survey finds that China's economic muscle remains a bigger concern for Americans than security threats posed by cyberattacks and the Asian nation's growing military power.


One third of diabetes in the U.S. is undiagnosed

Diabetes affects up to 14 percent of the U.S. population – an increase from nearly 10 percent in the early 1990s - yet over a third of cases still go undiagnosed, according to a new analysis.


Clinton apologizes for using private email as U.S. secretary of state

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for the first time apologized for using a private email server for her official communications as secretary of state.


Obama musters more Senate votes for Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama secured 42 votes in the U.S. Senate for the international nuclear deal with Iran, more than enough to keep Congress from passing a resolution disapproving of the pact.


10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Sept. 9

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


President Obama to ‘run wild’ with survivalist Bear Grylls

NBC released some clips of the upcoming episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," and while the president did try some exotic cuisine, he got off easier than other former guests.


Congress plunging into debate on Iran nuclear deal

Lawmakers head into tense debate on the Iran nuclear deal as they return to Washington from a five-week summer recess.

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