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Calorie counts off the menu until 2016

The FDA says restaurants will have until Dec. 1, 2016 to comply with federal menu labeling rules, a year beyond the original deadline.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, July 10

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

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Lawmakers bash Army plan to cut 40K troops

Lawmakers sharply criticized plans to cut soldiers and civilian personnel due to tight budgets, warning it was risky and short-sighted.

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Poll: Over 60 percent of Republicans oppose court on gay marriage

Almost two-thirds of Republicans oppose the Supreme Court’s backing of gay marriage, which gives hope for presidential candidates who have come out against marriage equality.

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South Carolina poised to remove Confederate flag

The Confederate flag, a symbol of racism for many and of Southern heritage for others, is set to be removed from after lawmakers sealed its fate in a late-night session.

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Iran nuclear deal close; impasse over weapons, missiles persists

Iran and six world powers are close to a historic nuclear agreement that could resolve a more than 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, July 9

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

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Homeland Security: United, NYSE tech troubles not caused by ‘nefarious’ activity

Traded on the NYSE was suspended and thousands of flights were temporarily grounded on Wednesday as officials scrambled to fix "glitches."

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Checking work emails at home? It’s part of the job for most Americans

Checking emails at home is just part of the job for most Americans, who would also prefer to receive money rather than more paid vacation or sick days, according to a poll.

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Iran makes new proposal in nuclear talks, West unimpressed

Iran has offered "constructive solutions" to resolve disputes in nuclear talks with six major powers, but Western officials suggested they had heard nothing new from Tehran.

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Confederate flag faces decisive vote in South Carolina legislature

South Carolina's House of Representatives is due to begin debate Wednesday on a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol's grounds, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.

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Report: Cyber attack on U.S. power grid could cost economy $1 trillion

There have been 15 suspected cyber attacks on the U.S. electricity grid since 2000.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, July 8

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

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Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

It is the fourth time the parties have extended the terms of the interim deal, which was struck in November 2013 and provided Iran with limited sanctions relief in exchange for a halt to the production of uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent.

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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.

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U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition

President Barack Obama pledged to increase support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war and said the U.S. needs to do more to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers.

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Boston bomber wants a new trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial.

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South Carolina Senate expected to vote to remove Confederate flag

South Carolina is poised to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, July 7

Here's a look at the stories that will be talked about today, Tuesday, July 7.

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Postal carriers getting a panic button

It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.

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Jon Stewart prepares to sign off

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After 15 years, the comedian will bid farewell as he hosts his final "Daily Show."

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