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Visitors to NYC’s World Trade Center can ‘see forever’

The center's new observatory opens Friday, offering spectacular views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply

The price of eggs has risen by as much as 58 percent, as farmers battle a bird flu that has killed millions of hens.

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Republicans looking for a few good ‘losers’ in 2016

As the next presidential election cycle begins the goal isn't necessarily to win every race, but to improve the performance of the Republican ticket overall.

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Making headlines this week

A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Takata air bag recall could take years to complete

The largest auto recall in American history affects nearly 1 in 7 cars.

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Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

If the Senate doesn't act, the laws authorizing the programs will expire June 1, and officials say they will lose valuable surveillance tools.

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Islamic State continues its advance in Syria

The success piles pressure on Damascus and Baghdad and throws doubt on a U.S. strategy of relying almost exclusively on air strikes to support the fight against ISIS.

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Cleanup of oil-covered California beach could take months

Oil spilled from a pipeline rupture has closed two state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 22

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

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Domestic surveillance fate unclear after lengthy Senate talk

Key sections of the Patriot Act are set to expire on June 1.

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Survey: U.S. schools beef up safety measures

Public schools have increased security with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Crews struggle to clean 100,000 gallons of oil from California coastline

Cleanup crews fanned out across a California beach to scoop up gobs of petroleum in what may be the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in 46 years.

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Islamic State takes control of Syria’s Palmyra in westward advance

Islamic State now controls more than half of Syrian territory following four years of civil war.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 21

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

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California oil slick spreading off coastline

A broken pipeline spewed thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean for several hours before being shut off.

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Obama frames global warming as national security threat

The White House says climate change can contribute to more natural disasters that result in humanitarian crises and potential new flows of refugees.

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Historic recall affects 1 in 7 U.S. cars

This marks the largest vehicle recall in American history and impacts several makes and models.

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Los Angeles votes to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

City Council voted to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020.

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Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) celebrates with teammate Pablo Prigioni (9) during the first half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston.

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 on Monday night.

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Denver beats Maryland for 1st NCAA men’s lacrosse title

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Denver won its first NCAA men's lacrosse championship, beating Maryland 10-5 on Monday behind five goals from senior Wesley Berg.

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NFL player Ray McDonald arrested in domestic violence case

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald (91) lines up against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.

Police say Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er.

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PHOTOS: Dogs of Hollywood

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Check out these celebs and their four-legged friends.

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