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10 stories making headlines today

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. FEDS CLOSE TO PUBLISHING FINDINGS ON FERGUSON

Federal officials have already expressed reservations about how the police department in the Missouri town functions after the killing of Michael Brown.

2. IRAQI FORCES, SUNNI AND SHIITE ALLIED FIGHTERS LAUNCH OPERATION TO RETAKE TIKRIT

Saddam Hussein's strategic and symbolic hometown lies 80 miles north of Baghdad and was taken over by Islamic State extremists last summer.

3. WHY OBAMA AND NETANYAHU'S RELATIONS WERE NEVER COZY

Clashes over settlers and 1967 borders evolved into outright name-calling and backbiting over the past six years.

4. KERRY AND RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MEET IN GENEVA AS UKRAINE TENSIONS SIMMER

The talks appeared to be less than amicable amid tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of an opposition figure in Moscow.

5. WHICH SECTOR IS MAKING A COMEBACK

Construction, which lost over 2 million jobs in the downturn, has become one of the fastest growing segments of the economy.

6. HOW MANY HAVE PERISHED IN UKRAINE'S VIOLENCE

The United Nations says over 6,000 people have died in the conflict in the eastern part of the country in less than a year.

7. HOW ROOTED IN ISLAM IS THE IDEOLOGY EMBRACED BY THE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP?

Experts note that while the militants claim to be repeating Mohammed and his early conquests, they misinterpret the Quran to justify political motives.

8. HIGH COURT RULING COULD ALTER ELECTORAL MAP DRAWING

Justices will hear arguments in an appeal by Republican lawmakers in Arizona against the state's voter-approved independent redistricting commission for creating the districts of U.S. House members.

9. NEW STORM FAILS TO PUSH BOSTON OVER SNOWFALL RECORD

After Sunday, the city's total rose to 103.9 inches, but it needs 3.7 more to get to 107.6 inches, the level that fell in 1995-1996.

10. GOOGLE STREET VIEW: WHAT IT'S LIKE TO SOAR THROUGH THE AMAZON JUNGLE

The camera for the famous live-mapping service captured images as it slid down a zip line in a remote part of the rainforest.

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