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Govt considering using Internet, smartphones for 2020 census

WASHINGTON (AP) — The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The CensusBureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Nebraska high court tosses suit over Keystone pipeline route

 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's highest court threw out a challenge Friday to a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, even though a majority of judges agreed the landowners who sued should have won their case.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Friday authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a renewed pledge by the White House to veto the legislation after a Nebraska court removed a major obstacle.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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At least 1 dead in 150-vehicle pileup on Michigan interstate

GALESBURG, Mich. (AP) — Police say roughly 150 vehicles were involved in fatal pileup along a snowy Michigan interstate that caused fires on trucks carrying fireworks and acid.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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French police kill gunmen in twin attacks, free 16 hostages

PARIS (AP) — With explosions and gunfire, security forces ended a three-day terror rampage around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper, and an associate who seized a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape.

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Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.

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US gains 252K jobs; unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble.

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France faces 2 hostage-taking attacks; 1 on kosher market

DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (AP) — French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations Friday, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and the other an attack on a kosher market in Paris involving at least five hostages.

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