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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, file photo, Mark Oldenburg processes outgoing orders at Amazon.com's fulfillment center in DuPont, Wash. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Amazon said that it’s looking to fill more than 50,000 positions across its U.S. fulfillment network. It’s planning to make thousands of job offers on the spot during its first Jobs Day on Aug. 2, where potential employees will have a chance to see what it’s like to work at Amazon by visiting one of 10 participating fulfillment centers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Amazon goes on hiring spree as labor market tightensAmazon is looking for 50,000 people, with unemployment at a 16-year low and wages barely moving
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California inmates shot escape video on contraband cellphoneVideo shot with a contraband cellphone shows the escape of three inmates from a maximum-security wing of a California jail last year, as well as scenes from their days on the run
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Graphic shows key dates in tenure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions; 4c x 3 1/2 inches; 195.7 mm x 88 mm;
The Latest: Corker wants end to Trump broadsides vs SessionsA senior Senate Republican says President Donald Trump's broadsides against Attorney General Jeff Sessions need to end
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, House Budget Committee member Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. questions Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Capitol Hill in Washington during the committee's hearing on President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget. Fellow committee member Rep. Susan DelBene, D-Wash. is at left. Wasserman Schultz fired IT staffer Irman Awan on July 25, 2017, following his arrest on a federal bank fraud charge. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrestRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan
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Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couplesSouth Carolina's highest court says people in same-sex relationships should get the same legal protections against domestic violence as heterosexual couples.
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Connie Yates, mother of critically ill baby Charlie Gard arrives at the Royal Court of Justice in London, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A British judge is set to rule on where Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disease, will spend the last days of his life. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
The Latest: Parents concede baby Charlie dying in hospiceCharlie Gard's parents are conceding that he will die in a hospice and not at home as they had previously wished
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, the fin of a great white shark is seen swimming a past research boat in the waters off Gansbaai, South Africa. Olympic champion Michael Phelps lost to a simulated shark in the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White,” which aired July 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
Michael Phelps defends Shark Week 'race' against great whiteDon't expect an apology from Michael Phelps to TV viewers who were disappointed with his race against a simulated great white shark for a Discovery Channel Shark Week special
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This Thursday, June 8, 2017, photo shows a new home under construction, in Miami Springs, Fla. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in June. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
New-home sales improved modestly in JuneUS sales of new homes increased 0.8 percent in June, reflects a growing appetite for new construction
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FILE - This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, as several big companies including Boeing and AT&T report solid results. AT&T said it expects its acquisition of Time Warner to close by the end of the year. U.S. Steel soared after reporting higher sales. It also issued an optimistic forecast. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Stocks climb as corporate profits rise, investors await FedStocks markets around the world ticked higher Wednesday as businesses continued to report stronger-than-expected earnings
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  • Second Person Tests Positive for Norovirus Tied to Chipotle

    A Virginia health official says a second person has tested positive for norovirus after eating at a Chipotle before it was temporarily closed last week following reports of illnesses. David Goodfriend, director of the Loudoun County Health Department, says two people now have tested positive for norovirus. Bloomberg, Mon, Jul 24 2017 @ 02:27 PM
  • Nonprofit leader Nicole Acosta leaving Loudoun County for Fairfax

    At the end of the week, Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter's Executive Director Nicole Acosta will leave her post of five years and head to Fairfax County, where she will serve as the coordinator for the the county's domestic violence initiative. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jul 21 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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