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Stocks jump after strong jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — Good news was finally good news for the stock market on Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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Song, dance, tears prayer for Mandela in S. Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans erupted in song, dance and tears on Friday in public and emotional celebrations of the life of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who bridged this country's black-white divide and helped avert a race war.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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Couple accidentally gets bag of cash at drive-thru

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A suburban Nashville couple got more than they expected in their to-go order in a McDonald's drive-thru: A bag of cold cash.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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Many flee in fear to C. African Republic airport

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — At first, it was just a few people running from the men with machetes and guns. Then the trickle of fear that led straight to the airport swelled into a flood.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa's peacemaker, dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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US unemployment falls to 7 pct. on 203K jobs added

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate in November to a five-year low of 7 percent. The gains in the job market could spur greater economic growth.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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'Ice Friday' bears down on Texas, much of Midwest

DALLAS (AP) — As Texas residents prepared for what one hardware store manager called "Ice Friday," schools started canceling classes and thousands of shoppers jammed store aisles to buy milk, pet food and other supplies.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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Obama's fixer-upper website races to catch up

WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like President Barack Obama's fickle health insurance website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign-up numbers, but its job only seems to have gotten harder.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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