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U.S. job growth slows, unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth rose less than expected in August, which could dim prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month, even as the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2- year low of 5.1 percent and wages accelerated.  



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Frozen meat, chain saw taken during Michigan break-in

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YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say frozen meat and a chain saw were the only things taken during a break-in a home in Michigan.... 



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FDA delays decision on key Alexion drug by 3 months

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(Reuters) - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would delay by three months its decision on approving a key drug the company got through the acquisition of Synageva BioPharma Corp. European health regulators on Tuesday approved the drug, Kanuma, to treat lysosomal...(more) 



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Moroccans vote in local election test for ruling Islamists

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By Aziz El Yaakoubi RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's ruling Islamist party on Friday faced a major test of its dominance as polls opened for local elections for which most opposition parties have campaigned on anti-corruption platforms and against privileges for the elite. The Interior Ministry said...(more) 



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Image of Asia: A refugee in New Delhi

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In this photo by Tsering Topgyal, a Rohingya refugee sews inside her slum on the outskirts of New Delhi. According to the U.N. refugee agency, around 9,000 Rohingya refugees are registered in the capital and thousands more who are not registered live elsewhere in India. In...(more) 




First Rowan County gay couple gets marriage license

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The first same-sex couple in Rowan County tied the knot in a Kim Davis-free courthouse Friday morning.  



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IOC to set up two million dollar refugee fund

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday decided to set up a two million-dollar refugee fund as the migrant crisis grips Europe. Tens of thousands have fled the Syrian conflict in recent weeks, crossing via Turkey and Greece on their way to central and northern Europe....(more) 



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Mexican probe into possible massacre of 43 students deeply flawed

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By Anahi Rama and Lizbeth Diaz AYOTZINAPA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's investigation into the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 students last year is plagued with errors and omissions and key parts may need to be redone, a review of the evidence shows. The government's team...(more) 



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Apple CarPlay review

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This year, Apple and Google are finally making it possible to use your smartphone safely while driving. Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto integrate with a vehicle’s existing infotainment system, providing quick access to navigation, music, messaging, phone calls, and more, without requiring you to ever...(more) 

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The Short Tail: Tokyo bookstore stocks just one title per week

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If you can't beat Amazon, you can at least out-curate it. 



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Brewers again sweep Pirates

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(The Sports Xchange) - The Milwaukee Brewers finished off a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates - their second of the season - with a 5-3 victory Thursday night at Miller Park, which has been nothing short of a house of horrors for the Pirates since...(more) 




Pentagon orders safety review of nine labs that handle toxins, anthrax

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it was ordering a safety review at nine Department of Defense labs and facilities that handle toxins and agents such as anthrax. The review follows the discovery of anthrax contamination at a facility in Utah and incorrect record-keeping...(more) 



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