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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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