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TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.

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Hundreds protest for $15 minimum wage at McDonald’s headquarters

Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its annual meeting.

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Funding battle begins with House bill on regulators, agencies

The first shots in a political battle over funding for a range of federal activities rang out during a congressional subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, as Republicans and Democrats took opposing stances on a budget bill for financial regulators and other agencies.

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States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against U.S.

Officials from 11 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to overturn a directive telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as "a massive social experiment."

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 26

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

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Clinton did not comply with federal email policy, watchdog finds

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while U.S. secretary of state broke government rules and was not approved by State Department security officials, according to an internal government watchdog's report released on Wednesday.

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Record number of Millennials are living with their parents

Living at home with parents is now the most common arrangement for people age 18-34.

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Obama to Asians worried about U.S. election: It’s going to be OK

U.S. President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to ease growing Asian worries about the raucous election campaign to succeed him which has been dominated by the incendiary rhetoric of mogul Donald Trump, now the Republican Party's nominee.

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U.S. security union wants more screeners to ease airport delays

The union for transportation security officers urged Congress to pay for 6,000 more full-time workers who conduct screenings to alleviate long lines at U.S. airports, a problem that caused a shakeup in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's management.

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Violence erupts outside Trump rally in New Mexico

Hundreds of protesters tried to storm the convention center in New Mexico's biggest city, knocking down barricades and throwing objects at a door and then hurling rocks and bottles at mounted police in riot gear, the Albuquerque Police Department said on Twitter on Tuesday and video posted online showed.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 25

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

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Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

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Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

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Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

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States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise

In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

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Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership

U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 24

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Major change in U.S. food labels is likely to help healthiest the most

The biggest overhaul of U.S. food nutrition labels in more than two decades is likely to help improve the diets of the most health-conscious consumers, but others may need more convincing.

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Gas prices jump by 5 cents over past 2 weeks, averages $2.32

The price at the pump has risen 55 cents since late February.

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Sanders steps up feud with Democratic establishment

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cranked up his fight with party leaders on Sunday, backing a challenger to the Democratic National Committee's chairwoman and accusing the party's establishment of trying to anoint Hillary Clinton as the nominee for president.

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The former "Saved by the Bell" star reportedly violated the terms of his parole.

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They're not sorry for killing off Hodor ... they're sorry for the aftermath.