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Bumper US jobs figures give stock markets further lift

LONDON (AP) — Bumper U.S. jobs figures for December helped stock markets in Europe and Wall Street futures add to earlier gains Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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Fates of 53 Cuban dissidents show difficulty of US policy

HAVANA (AP) — One year ago, the Cuban government began releasing 53 political prisoners that President Barack Obama wanted freed as part of a historic deal to re-establish diplomatic relations between the former Cold War foes.

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AP-WE tv Poll: Most have stayed friends with an ex

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think making a clean break with an ex helps speed the healing process after a breakup, according to a new Associated Press-WE tv poll. But not all of them are listening to their own advice.

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Sheriff meets with armed group, asks them to leave

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Three Oregon sheriffs met with leaders of an armed group to try to persuade them to end their occupation of a federal wildlife refuge after many local residents made it plain that's what they want.

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All the winter's a weird weather stage; Here are the players

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for weather whiplash as powerful climatic forces elbow each other for starring roles in a weird winter show.

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Big-dollar baby formula thefts dog stores, police across US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent arrests in Utah of three people accused of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of baby formula is the latest example of a problem that officials say is vexing stores and police nationwide as thieves systematically swipe the mixture from shelves and resell it to unsuspecting parents.

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Schools mull medical marijuana policies over student use

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer cannabis to students with prescriptions for it.

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US recruits tech leaders to help disrupt Islamic State group

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — With extremists finding fertile ground for recruitment online, the White House is dispatching top national security officials to Silicon Valley to seek the tech industry's help in disrupting the Islamic State group and other terrorists.

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