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US job gains top 200k for 9th month; rate 5.8 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the steadiest pace of job growth in nearly 20 years.

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A look at what's next for gay marriage in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision by a panel of federal judges to uphold anti-gay marriage laws in four states has created a split among the nation's appeals courts and made it very likely that the Supreme Court will review the same-sex marriage issue.

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Justices to hear challenge to health law subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law that threatens subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums.

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Lynch emerges as lead attorney general candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading choice to be the next attorney general, but people with knowledge of his plans say President Barack Obama is not ready to announce a nomination and is abandoning the option to push for confirmation this year while Democrats still control the Senate.

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Obama pledges to consider ideas from both parties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the future leaders of a Republican-controlled Congress, President Barack Obama pledged Friday to judge ideas in his final two years not by whether they come from Democrats or Republicans but by "whether or not they work."

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Saudi council urges easing ban on women driving

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's royal-appointed advisory council recommended to the government for the first time that the kingdom's blanket ban on women driving be lifted, but with conditions: Only women over 30 will be allowed behind the wheel and only until 8 p.m. each day, and no makeup allowed while driving, a council member said Friday.

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Man charged in Philly, Virginia abductions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The man accused of grabbing a Philadelphia woman off the street this week and taking her to Maryland has a history of violence, choking his ex-wife a decade ago and abducting a 16-year-old Virginia girl just last month with the intention of killing her, authorities say.

But neither of Delvin Barnes' most recent victims submitted meekly, police said.

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Taking credit for killing bin Laden sparks debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden. Others say they have gotten used to the idea that their brethren might break the code of silence and seek to profit from their deeds.

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