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A rainbow appears in the winter sky over New York state agency buildings, at right, and downtown Albany, N.Y., after a thunderstorm on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

4 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

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

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Chipotle will close all of its stores next month … for a meeting

Don't plan on getting a big burrito on Feb. 8.

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Lower pay for poor is widening income gap, study finds

The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those at the bottom.

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U.S. justices consider taking Obama appeal on immigration action

The nine U.S. Supreme Court justices were due to meet privately on Friday to discuss whether to hear President Barack Obama's bid to revive his plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants from deportation, a move that bypassed the Republican-led Congress.

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Study: U.S. women having babies later than ever

Women in the United States are waiting longer than ever to have babies, with the average age for first childbirth rising to a record high of 26.3 years as fewer teens give birth and adults postpone parenthood, a new federal study found.

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Obama will focus on criminal justice reform, cancer research in final year

The areas are relatively rare areas of common ground between Obama and the Republican-controlled Congress, part of a push to promote his priorities as attention turns to the race to replace him in the November presidential election.

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Friendly no more: Trump, Cruz erupt in bitter fight at Republican debate

The New York billionaire and the Texas senator appeared to have a split decision by the end of the night, a sign that for all the bluster, little took place that could derail Trump from his lead position with a contest in Iowa on Feb. 1 to begin the search for a Republican presidential nominee.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Jan. 15

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

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Special U.S. targeting force ‘now in place’ in Iraq: U.S.

While the force was expected to number only about 200, its deployment marks the latest expansion of U.S. military pressure on Islamic State.

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Trump, Cruz tensions may provide liveliest Republican debate yet

Flaring tempers and sharp elbows may turn a debate of seven Republican presidential candidates into a seven-car pileup on Thursday with tensions between Donald Trump and rival Ted Cruz leading the way.

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Winner, winner! Record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot to be split between three winning tickets

The winners of the record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot have yet to emerge, with lottery officials saying the massive prize will be split between ticket holders in three states - Tennessee, California and Florida.

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House of Representatives to try again to seek Iran deal clampdown

The U.S. House of Representatives plans to reconsider legislation to restrict President Barack Obama's ability to lift sanctions on Iran under an international nuclear deal after its passage was canceled on Wednesday when too few members voted.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Jan. 14

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

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The week’s best sports shots

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt York)

A look back at some of the best plays and biggest moments in sports this week.

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The weekend sports schedule

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Here's a look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Kobe to headline All-Star Sunday

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Kobe Bryant has spent a career tormenting the Toronto fan base and now he is set to entertain it as the NBA's All-Star Weekend descends on Canada for the first time and welcomes Bryant for his swan song.