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Slight improvement in college entrance exams

Updated: 08/17/2011 - Nearly three in 10 recent graduates who took the ACT college entrance exam failed to meet a single benchmark that predicts they are ready for college.

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Facebook poised to seek end to NY man's lawsuit

Posted: 08/17/2011 - Facebook attorneys appear poised to ask a judge to throw out a western New York man's lawsuit claiming ownership in the social network after finding what they say is proof the case is baseless.

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Pentagon: Army improperly tested body armor plates

Posted: 08/17/2011 - A Defense Department review has found that the Army improperly tested new bullet-blocking plates for body armor and can only provide "limited assurance" that the 5 million ceramic inserts meet the standards to protect U.S. troops.

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Obama to give major jobs speech

Updated: 08/17/2011 - A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama will give a major speech in early September to unveil new ideas for speeding up job growth and helping the struggling poor and middle class.

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Bachmann, Perry compete on the same issue: jobs

Posted: 08/15/2011 - They're competing with each other and currently leading the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls. But Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann are riding the same issue out of Iowa - jobs.

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UN says cholera epidemic in Somalia

Posted: 08/12/2011 - World Health Organization officials say famine-hit Somalia faces a cholera epidemic as dirty water and poor sanitation are leading to an increase in outbreaks of the disease.

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US trade deficit widens in June to $53.1 billion

Posted: 08/11/2011 - American producers sold fewer industrial engines, electric generators and farm products to the rest of the world in June, pushing the trade deficit to the highest level since 2008 and dealing another blow to an already struggling economy.

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Unemployment aid applications at 395k, 4-month low

Posted: 08/11/2011 - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell below 400,000 for the first time in four months, a sign that the job market is improving slowly after a recent slump.

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Cameron: Looking to US for gang-fighting advice

Posted: 08/11/2011 - British Prime Minister David Cameron says his government is going to look to the United States for help in fighting gangs he blames for helping spark Britain's riots.

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FBI: Sibling suspects captured in Colorado

Updated: 08/10/2011 - The two men and a woman were wanted for crimes in Florida and Georgia. Kentucky State Police had also been on alert for the siblings, as they had connections in Perry County.

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