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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, March 24

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

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15 inches of snow in Midwest; last blast of winter?

Spring came crashing down on winter weary residents with more than a foot of snow in some areas.

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More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances

New data show that cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances and prepaid cards.

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Oil markets, strong production means lower gas prices

The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has dropped 4 cents in the last two weeks.

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Islamic State posts ‘hit list’ of U.S. military personnel

ISIS has posted what it says are the names, addresses, and photos of 100 American service members, and called upon its "brothers residing in America" to kill them.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, March 23

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

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Cruz enlists Christians for ’16 White House bid

Casting himself as the leader of a grassroots army, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is the first major figure to jump into the presidential race.

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Making headlines this week

A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Apples that don’t brown? GMO potatoes, apples heading to grocery stores

The FDA has approved genetically engineered potatoes and apples as safe to eat.

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Schools nationwide struggle with substitute teacher shortage

School districts are scrambling to fill positions, with some raising pay as they try to attract more applicants as the economy improves.

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Budget spat leaves House GOP leaders facing new discord

The struggle pits Republicans who want a more robust military against those bent on cutting spending.

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A year later, scars of deadliest U.S. landslide remain fresh

A rain-soaked hillside collapsed suddenly on March 22, 2014, sending 18 million tons of sand and soil thundering across a river valley north of Seattle.

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Islamic State says it killed tourists in Tunisia

Twenty foreign tourists were shot dead in an attack which Islamic State militants called "the first drop of the rain."

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Eclipse sweeps across Atlantic, visible only from remote islands

A solar eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday with the moon set to block out the sun.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, March 20

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

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Prosecutors use blood, DNA to show bomber’s active role

Prosecutors are using DNA and blood to try and prove that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother both played prominent roles in the 2013 attacks.

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GOP defense hawks, fiscal conservatives battle over budget

The latest political battle over a budget blueprint in Congress has Republicans facing off against other Republicans.

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Poll: Many see negative impact if court nixes Obamacare aid

Most Americans are unaware of a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Obama to sign order cutting government’s greenhouse gas emissions

Obama has made fighting climate change a top priority in his final two years in office.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, March 19

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

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Kate Upton, Lea Michelle to play best pals in new comedy

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Kate Upton arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Kate Upton and Lea Michele have teamed up for a new William H. Macy comedy called "The Layover."

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Today in entertainment history: March 27

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A look back on Hollywood headlines of years past.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

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‘Empire’ co-stars spark romance rumors

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Are Trai Byers and Grace Gealey more than just coworkers?

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Idris Elba could be the next ‘Star Trek’ villain

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The in-demand actor is in talks to join the star-studded cast of the sci-fi franchise.