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US economy added 178000 jobs in November; unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent
Washington Post
The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, according to government data released Friday morning. The first employment report since voters went to the polls last ...
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If Unemployment's Falling, Where Are All the Good Jobs?U.S. News & World Report
US Nonfarm Payrolls Rose 178000 in November; Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.6%Wall Street Journal
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James Mattis, Outspoken Ex-Marine, Is Trump's Choice as Defense Secretary
New York Times
James N. Mattis, a retired Marine general, leaving a meeting with President-elect Donald J. Trump in Bedminster, N.J., last month. Credit Hilary Swift for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Thursday he had chosen ...
Former Special Forces Officer: Gen. 'Mad Dog' Mattis Left 'My Men to Die'NBCNews.com
Mad Dog, as in 'Mad Dog' Mattis: The colorful history of a great American nicknameWashington Post
Mad Dog or Warrior Monk? Trump's Pick for Secretary of Defense Doesn't Fit Any Stereotypes.Slate Magazine
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Trump Backers Go to Court to Block Vote Recounts in 3 States
New York Times
Ballots were stacked up as a statewide presidential election recount began Thursday, in Milwaukee. Credit Morry Gash/Associated Press. LANSING, Mich. — Supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump have filed legal challenges in Pennsylvania, ...
Lawsuits seek to block or halt Wisconsin and Michigan recountsLos Angeles Times
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Trump supporters file suit to stop Wisconsin recountUSA TODAY
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Trump scopes out security, diplomacy teams
WASHINGTON — Coming off his first public appearance since Election Day — a campaign-style rally in the swing state of Ohio — President-elect Donald Trump began a low-key weekend Friday by assessing high-profile security and diplomatic jobs.
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New York Times

Trump Unveils High-Powered and Well-Heeled Business Council, and Invites Filipino Strongman to White House
New York Times
President-elect Donald J. Trump is back at Trump Tower as his team takes shape, and he's staying busy. □ He invited President Rodrigo R. Duterte of the Philippines to visit the White House, despite the Filipino's ruthless campaign of extrajudicial ...
Aide: Trump invited Philippine leader to WHThe Hill
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Closer look at the man advising Trump on Cuba policy
The words Fidel Castro have been fighting ones for Maurico Claver-Carone, the man helping President-elect Donald Trump craft policy on Cuba. As a boy when he played high school football in Orlando, Claver-Carone wore his love for the island country ...
Fidel Castro is dead, but Cubans want some of his policies to continueWashington Post
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Standing Rock Video Portraits Show How Protesters Are Preparing for a Long Winter
Protesters have gathered in North Dakota by the Standing Rock Indian Reservation for months in hopes of halting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River, their primary water source, and across ancestral burial grounds. In the ...
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Tiger Woods to entertain overseas scheduling options, endorsements
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Just seeing Tiger Woods on the course for the first time in 15 months had the golf world captivated, leading to TV ratings and plenty of social media buzz. It also had agent Mark Steinberg constantly distracted by his phone.
Tracking Tiger: Follow hole-by-hole look at Woods' Friday roundUSA TODAY
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New York Daily News

Finally, a black Santa Claus comes to the Mall of America!
New York Daily News
Larry Jefferson is the first “black Santa” to work at the Mall of America, the nation's biggest shopping center. Kids know him just as Santa. (Courtesy of Mall of America). Gersh Kuntzman. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Friday, December 2, 2016, 10:13 AM.
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Europe must brace for new, varied IS attacks: security chief
European Union's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove is seen during an interview with Reuters in his office in Brussels, Belgium December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Alastair Macdonald. By Alastair Macdonald | BRUSSELS. BRUSSELS Islamic State ...
ISIS Fighters Returning From Iraq, Syria May Unleash Europe Attacks: CopsNBCNews.com
Europol Warns of New Terror Tactics, Fresh Threats to EuropeNew York Times
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