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In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, job seeker U.S. Army veteran John Godman, right, talks to recruiters Nicole Rushton, left, and Megan Hogan, center, at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on Thursday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rareFewer and fewer US layoffs mean job security is as strong as it's been in more than 8 years
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FILE - In this March 11, 2014 file photo, Prue Draper, left, of the Cotati Historical Society, and Louise Santero, a longtime Cotati resident, stand next to an extremely rare chimeric coast redwood tree near a railroad track in Cotati, Calif. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday, July 23, 2014 that the tree will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Beth Schlanker, file)
Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped downRare redwood tree blocking planned railway tracks in Northern California to be replanted
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gestures as he speaks during a gala prior to the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va.   Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty, in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programsRyan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs, giving states more flexibility
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman works against the Boston Red Sox during first inning baseball action in Toronto on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
Stroman's no-hit bit ends after 6 innings for JaysStroman's no-hit bit ends after 6 innings for Blue Jays against Red Sox on Victorino bloop
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
FILE - This file photo provided by U.S. Central Command, shows terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah, date and location unknown. Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture. The court, based in Strasbourg, France, said Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by failing to stop the "torture and inhuman or degrading treatment" of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah, who were transported to Poland in 2002. (AP Photo/U.S. Central Command, File)
Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA caseCourt: Poland violated rights in allowing CIA to torture terror suspects at 'black sites'
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
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