U.S. Added 156,000 Jobs In December; Hourly Wages Rose 10 Cents Plus 4 More Stories

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U.S. Added 156,000 Jobs In December; Hourly Wages Rose 10 Cents

Over the course of 2016, average hourly earnings rose 2.9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. The unemployment rate was little changed: 4.7 percent, compared to 4.6 percent in November.

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Norway Will Be First Country To Shut Down FM Network, Go All-Digital

Digital radio has room for more channels, and supporters say it provides higher-quality sound. But most Norwegians oppose the decision to entirely ditch the national FM network starting next week.

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Dozens Of Inmates Killed In Another Brazilian Prison Riot

At least 33 inmates were killed early Friday, according to officials. The violence is believed to be retaliation for a massacre at a different prison last weekend in which at least 56 prisoners died.

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Russia Says It Is Starting To Draw Down Its Forces In Syria

Russia decisively entered the war in September 2015, and has been a major factor keeping Syrian President Bashar Assad in power. Its only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, will be first to go.

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Bernie Sanders Says Trump Won Because Democrats Are Out Of Touch

In an interview with NPR's David Greene, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the Democratic Party for not listening to the needs of everyday Americans.

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