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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 beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

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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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Blast kills 15 at Bulgarian explosives factory

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Fifteen people were confirmed dead in a blast at an explosives decommissioning factory in northwestern Bulgaria.

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Official: Suicide bombers kill 7 at Libyan airport

CAIRO (AP) — A spokesman for a renegade general in Libya says two suicide car bombings near an eastern airport has killed seven troops and wounded 12.

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Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

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 aid fall to 287k; fewest people receiving benefits in 8-plus years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287k; fewest people receiving benefits in 8-plus years.

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this May 12, 2014 photo, a vulture flies over the Estrutual landfill where a man searches for recyclable materials near downtown in Brasilia, Brazil. Located just west of Brazil’s ultramodern Planalto Presidential Palace, the dump is set to shut down on a still-unannounced date. The closu…

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this Sept. 09, 2014 photo, recyclable trash collectors Valter Viana, 58, left, and his daughter Divina Viana, 27, talk inside their home before walking to the Estrutual landfill in Brasilia, Brazil. The Viana family left their small family farm in the state of Goias 25 years ago to work a…

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this Sept. 15, 2014 photo, members of the Viana family, who earn a living recycling trash, pose for a photo in front their home before walking to the Estrutual landfill at sunrise in Brasilia, Brazil. From left are Geralda Leonardo, 29, Divina Viana, 27, Maria Leonardo, 57, Isabele Vitori…

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this Sept. 09, 2014 photo, trash picker Valter Viana, 58, right, his wife Maria Leonardo, 57, center, spend time with their granddaughter Isabele Vitoria, 3, at their home in Brasilia, Brazil. Viana holds two sculptures which he uses as decorations after finding them at the Estrutual land…

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this Sept. 15, 201 photo, the Viana family walks to the Estrutual landfill as the sun rises in Brasilia, Brazil. Known in Portuguese as “catadores,” the nearly 3,000 people who make their livelihood at the landfill worry about how they’ll survive once the open-air landfill closes. (AP Pho…

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo, trash collector Valter Viana, 58, searches for recyclable material inside the Estrutual landfill in Brasilia, Brazil. “Me and my wife raised our children and built our house thanks to the money we made as trash pickers," Valter Viana said recently after a day at …

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo, workers gather around a truck dumping trash at the Estrutual landfill in Brasilia, Brazil. The city government announced it would shut down the landfill and replace it with a new one in the district of Samambaia, located farther away from the presidential palace.…

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this May 12, 2014 photo, Regina Celia, 21, carries a bag of recyclable trash on her back as she works at the Estrutual landfill in Brasilia, Brazil. Trash pickers say they don’t know how they will sustain their current way of life once the dump closes. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this May 12, 2014 photo, trash picker Atacilio Fernandes wears a headlamp to continue past sundown searching for recyclable materials to sell at the Estrutual landfill in Brasilia, Brazil. Known in Portuguese as Ïcatadores,Ó the nearly 3,000 people who make their livelihood at the landfil…

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this May 12, 2014 photo, Mailson Maciel, 25, known as "Neymar," wears the Brazil national soccer jersey as he searches for sellable trash at the Estrutual landfill in Brasilia, Brazil. Known in Portuguese as “catadores,” the nearly 3,000 people who make their livelihood at the landfill wo…

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this May 12, 2014 photo, a truck leaves the Estrutural landfill loaded with materials like recyclable plastic, metal and paper in Brasilia, Brazil. Nearly 3,000 trash pickers at the landfill sell recyclable plastic, metal and paper to middlemen. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this May 12, 2014 photo, Marileide Ribeiro dos Santos covers her face to protect her from the dirt and fumes as she works at the Estrutual landfill in Brasilia, Brazil. Known in Portuguese as “catadores,” the nearly 3,000 people who make their livelihood at the landfill worry about how th…

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this May 12, 2014 photo, Divan Rosa carries a bag loaded with recyclable trash as he works inside the Estrutual landfill in Brasilia, Brazil. Known in Portuguese as “catadores,” the nearly 3,000 people who make their livelihood at the landfill worry about how they’ll survive once the open…

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this May 12, 2014 photo, smoke billows from burning trash inside the Estrutual landfill as people search for recyclable materials to sell in Brasilia, Brazil. Since it opened in the 1960s, the landfill has accumulated some 30 million tons of trash, making it the largest in Latin America, …

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

In this Sept. 15, 2014 photo, members of the Viana family pose for a photo at the Estrutual landfill where they work searching for recyclable materials to sell in Brasilia, Brazil. From left, are Jose Viana, 28, Valter Viana, 58, Divina Viana, 27, Geralda Leonardo, 29, and Welington Leonardo…

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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the enormous dump in Brazil's capital as nearly 3,000 trash pickers set aside recyclable plastic, metal and paper to sell.

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Image of Asia: Paying tribute to Gandhi

Image of Asia: Paying tribute to Gandhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pays tributes at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi's birth anniversary, in New Delhi, India ,Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

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Image of Asia: Paying tribute to Gandhi

Image of Asia: Paying tribute to Gandhi

In this photo by Manish Swarup, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his respects at the memorial of independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi on Thursday, the 145th anniversary of Gandhi's birth. Gandhi adopted the path of nonviolent protests to gain independence for India following Britis…

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Bomb hits passenger bus in NW Pakistan, killing 7

Bomb hits passenger bus in NW Pakistan, killing 7

Pakistanis visit a mortuary following a blast in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. A bomb ripped through a mini-bus in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing scores of passengers, police said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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