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Alabama county to preserve jail remnant where MLK was held
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Alabama county to preserve jail remnant where MLK was held

By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama county is preserving what’s left of the lockup where officials say Martin Luther King Jr. served his final time behind bars just months before his assassination. Jefferson County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Thursday to memorialize and preserve an area on the seventh floor...

US employment remains strong, 145,000 jobs added in December
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US employment remains strong, 145,000 jobs added in December

By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slowed somewhat more than a decade into an economic expansion. Friday’s snapshot...

Storms sweep southern US, Midwest as death toll rises to 11
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Storms sweep southern US, Midwest as death toll rises to 11

By JUAN A. LOZANO, The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and up into the Midwest were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered large swaths of the country. Storm-related fatalities were...