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5 mysteries of US job market waiting to be solved

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just how healthy is the U.S. job market?

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Turkey approves military operations in Iraq, Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament approved a motion Thursday that gives the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Hong Kong leader offers talks with protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader offered Thursday to hold talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters, but said he will not accept their demand that he resign.

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ECB keeps door open for more stimulus

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi underlined the bank's willingness to step up its economic stimulus efforts with large-scale bond purchases if needed — but his comments after the bank's meeting Thursday did not seem to bring that day any closer.

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Missing-student suspect faced previous allegations

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student was accused of sexual assault at two colleges more than a decade ago, but did not face charges in either case.

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Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

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Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of Americans collecting benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

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History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver

DENVER (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.

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