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Talkin’ Appalachian

Scholars around Appalachia are seeking to change outdated ideas about speech and identity in the mountainous region.

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Everybody into the pool! Why is the 2016 GOP field so big?

With the Republican presidential field soon to hit 17, one question remains in this summer BEFORE the election year: Why are so many Republicans running for president?

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Iran nuclear deal edges closer but talks may go on

Iran and six world powers are close to a deal to give Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for limits on its nuclear program, but officials said talks could run past their latest midnight deadline.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, July 13

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

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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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Millions more Americans hit by government personnel data hack

Data breaches at the U.S. government's personnel management agency by hackers, with suspicions centering on China, involves millions more people than previously estimated.

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FBI says it thwarted ISIS-inspired July attacks

U.S. authorities foiled attacks planned around the Fourth of July, arresting more than 10 people before the holiday who were inspired by Islamic State online recruitment.

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Iran says Western powers backtracking as nuclear deadline expires

Iran accused major powers of throwing up new "red lines" at nuclear talks, after the deadline to reach an agreement expired with no deal.

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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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Today in entertainment history: July 28

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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WATCH: Lady Gaga joins U2 onstage for ‘Ordinary Love’

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The "Poker Face" hitmaker joined the band onstage in a very Gaga-like outfit, to play piano and provide vocals.

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Divorcees Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert trade tweets

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TWEET BEAT: For a couple who just announced their divorce, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert sure are playful on Twitter.

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Swimming with Golden Retrievers

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A day at the lake has gone to the dogs.