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German jobless queue shrinks to post-unification low

Frankfurt (AFP) – Unemployment in Germany fell to its lowest level since East and West Germany reunited after the fall of the Berlin Wall, as Europe’s top economy continues to recover, data showed on Tuesday. The unemployment rate — which … Continue reading

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NFL’s Cam Newton brings Nickelodeon series to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has scored big for his new Nickelodeon series that launches Friday. Newton brought 3-year-old Rosie Smolowitz to the White House to interview Michelle Obama for the cable TV series “All in with … Continue reading

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Iraq forces face tough IS resistance on fringes of Fallujah

Baghdad (AFP) – Iraqi forces faced tough resistance from the Islamic State group Tuesday as they attempted to enter the centre of Fallujah, where there were mounting fears for thousands of trapped civilians. A day after announcing a push into … Continue reading

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Group targets DNC chair with TV ad over payday lending bill

MIAMI (AP) — A liberal group is spending $100,000 in television ads in South Florida to call out embattled Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for not cracking down harder on what many call the predatory practices of the … Continue reading

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Australia war dead repatriated from Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Half a century after they died, the bodies of 32 Australian soldiers and their dependents, many of whom were killed in the Vietnam War, were returned home from Malaysia Tuesday. In a sombre ceremony, their flag-draped … Continue reading

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Russia raids on Syria city ‘kill 23 civilians’

Beirut (AFP) – Russian warplanes pounded an Al-Qaeda-held city in northwestern Syria overnight killing 23 civilians in the heaviest strikes in months, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. Dozens of civilians were also wounded in the raids on Idlib, a … Continue reading

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AP-NORC Poll: Voters in 2016 feeling disconnected, helpless

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats feel a massive disconnect with their political parties and helpless about the presidential election. That’s according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which helps explain the rise … Continue reading

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AP-NORC poll: Americans support changing primary process

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders is seeing broad support for his pitch to change the presidential nominating process. Americans say in a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that they have little faith in … Continue reading

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From Ike to Obama, CIA has briefed presidential candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the political convention confetti is swept away, a more sobering tradition of the presidential election begins: The regular, top-secret intelligence briefings for the nominees. President Harry S. Truman started the briefings to get candidates up to … Continue reading

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A look at intelligence briefings for presidential candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Harry S. Truman, who became president on April 12, 1945, upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, didn’t learn about the Manhattan Project to develop an atomic bomb until his 12th day in office. Vowing never … Continue reading

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