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Employers Add Jobs, Unemployment Rate Remains 4.1%

U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market's enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1%. The economy is expanding at a healthy pace, and in many cases employers are scrambling to hire…

Government Shutdown Averted, For Now

Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The shutdown reprieve came as all sides issued optimistic takes on an afternoon White House meeting between top congressional leaders and President Donald Trump.…

2 Students, Gunman dead in New Mexico High School Shooting

A shooting at a high school in a small New Mexico town left two students and the suspect dead, authorities said Thursday as schools throughout the area remained on lockdown as a precaution. State police did not release any details about the shooter but confirmed the other two people who were killed attended Aztec High…

Senator Al Franken Resigns

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he’ll resign in the coming weeks. He’s repeatedly apologized as several women accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior, and as his support from fellow Democrats evaporated. The Minnesota lawmaker took to the Senate floor to say, “I may be resigning my seat, but I am not giving up my voice.”…

President Trump Officially Recognizes Jerusalem As Israeli Capitol

President Donald Trump has announced that the United States now recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It's a move that upends decades of U.S. policy. He says in a White House speech that he's ``determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump says he's deemed this change…