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Economists had anticipated 160,000 new jobs, even factoring in a large strike by Verizon employees. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate declined because of people dropping out of the workforce.
June 3, 2016
When it comes to politics, experience matters. Not just that of the candidates, but of the voters, too. Depending on when you were growing up in the U.S. can yield very different political outlooks.
June 3, 2016
Drones are the cool new flying toy, and if there's one group enthralled with things that fly, it's airplane modelers. But will the drone find a home in their hobby or lead to a regulatory crackdown?
June 3, 2016
The search goes on for four soldiers missing from a truck that overturned in swift water at Fort Hood, Texas, during a training exercise. At least five soldiers were killed and three injured.
June 3, 2016
Many combatants return from the battlefield with hearing loss. The U.S. Army has begun deploying a "smart earplug" system that can protect hearing without blocking crucial sounds.
June 3, 2016
South Korea likes to point the finger at China for its pollution woes, but that's not the whole story. New research is examining how much Korean smog is caused by neighbors and how much is home-grown.
June 3, 2016
Loans and grants often aren't enough to cover all the expenses of a college education. For many students the struggle to afford school means long work hours and even skipping meals.
June 3, 2016
Supermarket tomatoes have a terrible reputation. But the industry is evolving. More than half of supermarket tomatoes now are grown in greenhouses or "shade-houses," and flavor is improving.
June 3, 2016
Hundreds of people had taken up the search for the seven-year-old who was lost in bear-inhabited woods in Hokkaido, a large island in northern Japan.
June 2, 2016
The jet went down in an open field not far from an apartment complex, local officials said during a news conference Thursday afternoon.
June 2, 2016
New regulation will ban almost all sales of African elephant ivory in the U.S. The changes will allow sale and transport of musical instruments, guns and other items made with small amounts of ivory.
June 2, 2016
"This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes. Because it's not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin," Clinton said.
June 2, 2016
Tejay van Garderen's wife is expecting a baby in October. A U.S. Olympic Committee official says the organization isn't aware of any similar cases of an athlete opting out.
June 2, 2016
In a major foreign policy speech, Hillary Clinton stressed the importance of U.S. alliances and said electing Donald Trump would be a "historic mistake." Here's a breakdown of their key positions.
June 2, 2016
A synthetic version of the human genetic blueprint might used for a wide range of medical research, scientists say. But it's far from reality, and comes with big ethical and safety questions.
June 2, 2016
The decision by New York State's Court of Appeals is a victory for state officials, who filed charges against the insurance industry icon 11 years ago.
June 2, 2016
The House Speaker acknowledges he has had his differences with his party's presumptive nominee, but writes that Trump can help House Republicans enact their policy agenda if elected.
June 2, 2016
Internal documents show how Trump University offered advice on how to profit off the "Great Recession" that peaked in 2008, and caused housing prices to plummet.
June 2, 2016
The Midwest Medical Examiner's office found Prince died from an overdose of fentanyl, an opiate used to treat patients with severe pain.
June 2, 2016
The swollen Seine River and its tributaries flooded Paris roadways, effectively isolating neighborhoods and towns. The Louvre announced it would be closed Friday to move artworks in vulnerable areas.
June 2, 2016

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