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In 2014, U.S. Budget Deficit Falls To Pre-Recession Level

In 2014, U.S. Budget Deficit Falls To Pre-Recession LevelAs tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the 2014 budget deficit dropped to the lowest level in six years.

Amazon To Hire 80,000 Holiday Workers

Amazon To Hire 80,000 Holiday WorkersAn increase in customer demand is spurring Amazon.com to create 80,000 seasonal positions at its network of distribution centers across the U.S.

Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In IraqThe New York Times is reporting that on several occasions, U.S. forces involved in Iraq after the 2003 invasion came across aging stockpiles of chemical weapons and that several service members were injured by their exposure to toxic agents.

In Mexico, Officials Say They Have Found More Mass Graves

In Mexico, Officials Say They Have Found More Mass GravesAuthorities in Mexico issued some important updates on the the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.

High Court Places Hold On Texas Law That Would’ve Closed Most Abortion Providers

High Court Places Hold On Texas Law That Would’ve Closed Most Abortion ProvidersThe Supreme Court has placed a hold on a 2013 Texas law that was threatening to close most of the state's clinics that perform abortions.

At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join FacebookSince her birth in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried recently to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag.

North Carolina And Alaska Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

North Carolina And Alaska Issue Same-Sex Marriage LicensesSame-sex couples in Alaska and North Carolina are receiving marriage licenses, after courts in those states recently overturned bans on gay marriage.

Ebola Screening At JFK Airport Flagged 91 Travelers; None Had Virus

Ebola Screening At JFK Airport Flagged 91 Travelers; None Had VirusNewly instituted screening procedures at New York's JFK International Airport identified 91 arriving passengers as having a higher risk of being infected with Ebola based on their recent travel

North Korea Says Thousands Of U.S. Soldiers’ Remains Are At Risk

North Korea Says Thousands Of U.S. Soldiers’ Remains Are At RiskThe remains of thousands of U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War are "left here and there uncared and carried away en masse," a North Korean military spokesman said Monday.

U.S. And Other Nations Pledge $5.4 Billion To Rebuild Gaza

U.S. And Other Nations Pledge $5.4 Billion To Rebuild GazaA one-day conference in Cairo has brought pledges of some $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza.