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United Auto Workers win vote at Volkswagen's lone US plant

 

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has gained a significant first victory at a foreign-owned automaker in the South, easily winning a vote by skilled-trades workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. factory to have the UAW negotiate their collective bargaining agreements.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2015

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18 patients die in India hospital as floods cut off power

 

NEW DELHI (AP) — Severe floods that have hit the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu killed 18 hospital patients this week after rainwaters knocked out generators and switched off ventilators, officials said Saturday.

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Messy midway: Paris draft climate deal ready, long way to go

 

LE BOURGET, Paris (AP) — Negotiators adopted a draft climate agreement Saturday that was cluttered with brackets and competing options, leaving ministers with the job of untangling key sticking points in what is envisioned to become a lasting, universal pact to fight global warming.

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Texas backs down from effort to block Syrian refugees

 

DALLAS (AP) — Texas stopped trying Friday to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state after suing the U.S. government over fears that new arrivals from the war-torn country could pose a security risk.

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While job growth lifts most of US economy, oil patch suffers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The falling oil and gasoline prices that for months have coincided with strong U.S. hiring have helped most Americans.

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AP Source: Woman in shooting pledged allegiance to IS

 

 

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The woman who carried out the San Bernardino massacre with her husband had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and its leader on Facebook, a U.S. law enforcement official said Friday, providing the strongest evidence to date that the rampage may have been an extremist attack.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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Meaning of 'one person, one vote' at stake at Supreme Court

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing political influence of Latinos could be slowed by a Supreme Court case over the constitutional requirement to make electoral districts roughly equal in population.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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Matter of degree: Temperature goal an issue in climate talks

 

PARIS (AP) — In climate math, the difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees is much greater than 0.5.

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