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IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

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Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders, employees

The policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults.

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Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

The Republican-controlled Congress has until Sept. 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement.

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Human trafficking report blacklists Thailand, raises awareness about modern day slavery

The State Department's annual report highlights the world's worst human-trafficking centers.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, July 28

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

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U.S. Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Games to Boston

Boston backed out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympics, hours after the mayor said he would not "commit" to a deal if it meant taxpayers would foot the bill for hosting such a large-scale event.

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Safety regulators fine Chrysler record $105 million

The automaker's agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contains an unprecedented buyback option covering hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

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Gas prices down slightly

The national average for both gas and diesel has dropped over the last two weeks.

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After shooting, high cost of more security vexes movie theaters

Students walk through metal detectors, the Metropolitan Opera searches the purses of patrons, and air travel involves long lines and security checks. But movie theaters are unlikely to introduce such stringent measures.

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Congress pushes ahead on highway bill after Senate smackdown

Lawmakers are moving forward on must-pass highway legislation.

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Obama chides Kenya on gay rights, ready for closer security work

President Barack Obama told Kenya the U.S. is ready to work more closely in the battle against Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and discrimination.

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Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans, says he leads ‘movement’

The real estate magnate moved to the top of the Republican presidential field, edging out rival Jeb Bush and gaining support despite a series of controversial statements.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, July 27

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

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You can watch 100 years of newsreels on YouTube

More than a million minutes of historic footage and quirky diversions dating back to 1895 is being released for the masses.

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Making headlines this week

A look at some of the week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1M vehicles to prevent hacking

More than 1 million vehicles - including the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Challenger - have been recalled to update software for radios to prevent hacking.

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Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?

Social media giants including Twitter and Facebook are pushing back against legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.

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Fiscal issues still haunting Congress

After notching a few legislative accomplishments this year, Congress is fast approaching a test, with the convergence of a series of fiscal challenges that if botched could lead to a government shutdown and even default.

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House passes anti-GMO labeling bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a hotly debated measure that blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops.

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GOP-controlled Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban

A panel has voted to lift a decades-long ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation.

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Home Sales Improved During Spring Quarter

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New figures show improved home sales for the April through June quarter.

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Library Trustees Get Report On NOW Display

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The trustees of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library have received a report on a controversial display that appeared at the Central Branch

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Tom Cruise takes on Jimmy Fallon in latest lip-sync battle

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The Weeknd, the Righteous Brothers, and Meat Loaf are among the artists to get reinterpreted in this battle between "The Tonight Show" host and the "Mission Impossible" star.

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Early Jamestown Settlers’ Remains Found

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Archaeologists have found the remains of four of the earliest leaders at Jamestown.

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Partial Skull Found In Amherst County

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Authorities are trying to identify a partial skull that was found along the James River in Amherst County.