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Apple more than doubles hiring of women and minorities

Posted: 08/13/2015 - Apple says it more than doubled the numbers of women, blacks and Hispanic workers hired in the last year, although that moved the needle only slightly in terms of improving the overall diversity of its workforce.

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At least 44 dead in Tianjin explosion

Updated: 08/13/2015 - China's official Xinhua News agency says 12 firefighters are among the 44 people killed in massive explosions at a warehouse in the port city of Tianjin.

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Great Lakes gas prices jump after partial refinery shutdown

Updated: 08/12/2015 - Oil and gas industry watchers said Wednesday prices at the pump have jumped across the Great Lakes region because of the unexpected, partial shutdown of a large Indiana oil refinery, and those increases could continue.

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Fish sent for testing after Colorado mine spill

Updated: 08/13/2015 - Colorado wildlife officials will test more than 100 fish caught along the Animas River at the height of a mine waste spill that turned the water orangey-yellow.

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Clinton campaign says email server to go to Justice Dept

Updated: 08/12/2015 - A spokesman for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign says she has directed that the personal email server she used while serving as secretary of state be given to the Justice Department.

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Air controller study shows chronic fatigue

Posted: 08/10/2015 - The government has been refusing for more than three years to release a study that found air traffic controllers' work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system.

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House veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster

Updated: 08/11/2015 - The chairman of the House Veterans Committee says the troubled Veterans Affairs Department should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.

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Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV

Updated: 08/11/2015 - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable people - babies and senior citizens.

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State of emergency for Ferguson

Posted: 08/10/2015 - St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has issued a state of emergency, a move that authorizes county Police Chief Jon Belmar to take control of police emergency management in and around Ferguson.

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