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Military scrambles to keep its edge despite budget woes

Short of funds, and awash in global challenges, the military is betting on new technologies to stay ahead of potential foes.

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Beheaded U.S. hostage remembered for fearless dedication

Peter Kassig, the U.S. aid worker beheaded by ISIS militants, was remembered for his devotion to helping people.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on the big news stories of the week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Prince William, Kate to visit U.S. next month

The trip will take the royal couple to New York for the first time.

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Walmart workers plan Black Friday protest

Your shopping plans could be impacted as workers plan protests at more than 1,000 stores nationwide.

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Americans are getting back into shopping

Signs point to consumers spending with more gusto, which could help keep the economy growing at a brisk pace.

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Boehner won’t rule out gov’t. shutdown over immigration fight

Trying to block President Barack Obama from revising immigration policies could lead to another government shutdown.

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Internal review cites Secret Service failures at White House

An intruder was able to scale the White House fence because of "major" Secret Service failures.

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Obama will take action on immigration before year-end

The policy overhaul could shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Cost of college continues to climb

The average cost for undergrads at a four-year university in their home state is $18,943.

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Unemployment near 14-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits remained near a 14-year low.

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U.S. cutting planned troop presence in Liberia

The commander of the military's Ebola response in Liberia says the mission will be limited to 3,000 troops.

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Keystone pipeline approval bills advance in Congress

Legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline is racing through Congress.

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Space history is made as Philae probe lands on comet

Scientists hope samples from the surface of the comet will show how planets and life are created.

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Congress to vote this week on party leaders

Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives will select party leaders this week for the new Congress that begins in January.

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Nurses to protest,strike over Ebola measures

Nurses will stage rallies on Wednesday over what they say is insufficient protection for workers treating the deadly Ebola virus.

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U.S., China sign symbolic emissions plan

The U.S. and China announced a plan to implement new limits on carbon emissions.

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Easier mortgage rules, rates bring back home buyers

Home buyers are returning to the market after almost a year as interest rates stabilize.

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Ceremonies, concerts mark Veterans Day

America pauses to salute the 23 million U.S. veterans, called the "backbone of the nation."

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PHOTOS: Veterans Day remembrances

America pauses to honor its heroes on Nov. 11.

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Buffalo Bills: $10/hour plus tickets to help us dig out

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The stadium is buried under 220,000 tons of snow and the team is scrambling to shovel it all in time for Sunday's game.

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NBA trailblazer Collins: Remember me as ‘good teammate’

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Jason Collins says he wants to be remembered as a good teammate than as the first openly gay player in major American sports.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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Here is a look at some of the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Nov. 20.

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NBA suspends Taylor for domestic violence

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Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was suspended after pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault.

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Lawyers for NFL, players defend concussion deal

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A proposed multimillion-dollar settlement for concussions sustained while playing football has been criticized for being "inadequate."