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Making headlines this week

A look back on the news that made headlines this week and the stories you won't forget.

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U.S. bombs Islamic State to prevent Iraq ‘genocide’

U.S. warplanes struck Iraq for the first time since 2011, attacking fighters in an effort to prevent "genocide."

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New Medicaid enrollment tops 7M under Obamacare

Some 7.2 million new participants have enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

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Today marks 40th anniversary of Nixon resignation

WATCH: Disgraced former President Richard Nixon discusses his resignation in rare video just released.

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Obama signs $16B VA bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill designed to provide veterans with more timely medical care and fix problems in the scandal-plagued VA.

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Obama administration setting up group on experimental Ebola drugs

A special Ebola working group will consider using experimental drugs to help the hundreds infected by the deadly disease.

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Many families still under economic stress after recession

A quarter of U.S. families feel they are under economic stress as the aftershock of the Great Recession continues to drag down living standards.

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U.S. jobless claims fall; four-week average hits 8-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since

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Obama to sign $16.3B veterans spending bill

President Barack Obama will sign a plan to ease health care delays at VA facilities.

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Americans worry illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy

As President Barack Obama considers loosening immigration policy, a new poll shows Americans are worried illegal immigration threatens the economy.

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Obama: Insufficient data to fast-track Ebola drug

President Barack Obama says the initial response should focus on public health measures to contain the outbreak.

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Military preparing to fly home body of slain general

Major General Harold Greene, a senior officer with the international military command ISAF, is the most senior U.S. military official killed in action overseas since Vietnam.

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U.S. appeals court takes up gay marriage cases from 4 states

The battle over same-sex marriage resumes on Wednesday when a federal appeals court convenes a special three-hour hearing.

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013.

U.S. firm says 1.2B passwords, Internet credentials stolen

A cybersecurity firm says it has uncovered about 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords and more than 500 million email addresses amassed by a Russian crime ring.

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Second American Ebola patient arrives at Atlanta hospital

A missionary stricken with Ebola wore a protective white suit as she was wheeled into the hospital where doctors will try to save her and a fellow aid worker.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Army to start questioning ex-POW Bergdahl today

The U.S. military plans to start questioning Bowe Bergdahl on the circumstances that led to his 2009 capture in Afghanistan.

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Poll: Americans divided on paying for roads

Americans want good transportation but they don't necessarily want to pay for it.

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U.S. General killed in Afghan insider attack; 14 injured

A man described as a "terrorist in an army uniform" opened fire troops, killing at least one American serviceman.

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‘Gluten-free’ labeling standards kick in

Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

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Syracuse University ranks as No. 1 party school

The Orange are at the top of the annual list of the nation's top party schools. Did your alma mater make the list?

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Ailing Joey Kramer’s son joins Aerosmith on tour

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Kramer's son Jesse who took over his dad's drum seat when the band hit the stage.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to voice tiger in ‘Jungle Book’

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The "Sherlock" star has signed on for Warner Bros.' adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved adventure tale.

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At 91, Stan Lee continues to expand his ‘Universe’

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The comic book legend may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from interesting a new generation of children in super heroes.

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Ohio State QB Miller out for season

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The Ohio State Buckeyes will be without their star quarterback in 2014.

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