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US adds 204,000 jobs, jobless rate up to 7.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring during a month in which the federal government was partially shut down for 16 days.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013

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Obama apologizes to people losing health coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to intense criticism, President Barack Obama apologized to Americans who are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep and pledged to find fixes that might allow people to keep their coverage.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013

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More lenient school lice policies bug some parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to the classroom.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013

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World's top diplomats to join Iran nuclear talks

GENEVA (AP) — Four world powers are dispatching their top diplomats to Geneva on Friday to add their weight to negotiations aimed at putting initial limits on Iran's ability to make atomic weapons.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013

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NYC's Bloomberg led the way on trans fats ban

NEW YORK (AP) — Artificial trans fats were as American as apple pie when New York City's health-conscious mayor, Michael Bloomberg, pushed to ban them from restaurant food in his city in 2006.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013

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Historic Super Typhoon Haiyan Assaults Philippines

 

Super Typhoon Haiyan — which is one of the strongest storms in world history based on maximum windspeed — is about to plow through the Central Philippines, producing a potentially deadly storm surge and dumping heavy rainfall that could cause widespread flooding. The densely populated city of Manila, home to 12 million, is in the storm’s path, although it is predicted to escape the worst of the winds and storm surge.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation's quickly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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Swiss lab: Arafat ingested deadly polonium

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death nine years ago and had high levels of it in his body that could not have been accidental, Swiss scientists confirmed Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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