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U.S. labor market flexes muscles in February

WASHINGTON - U.S. employment accelerated in February and the jobless rate fell to a more than 6-1/2 year low of 5.5 percent, signs that could encourage the Federal Reserve to consider hiking interest rates in June.

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South Korea police investigate U.S. ambassador attacker's visits to North

SEOUL - South Korean police said on Friday they are investigating possible links between a knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul and the assailant's multiple visits to North Korea, as they also sought to charge him with attempted murder. | Video

Review of Hillary Clinton emails to take months: official

WASHINGTON - A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. | Video

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Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Film star Harrison Ford was injured on Thursday when the "Star Wars" actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a nearby airport, his publicist said. | Video

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Former China leader not implicated in aide's investigation, official says

BEIJING - Retired Chinese President Hu Jintao is not being implicated in a corruption probe into a former top aide, a senior government spokesman said on Friday, adding that the official was being investigated more over financial issues than political ones. | Video

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Australia complains over Indonesia's treatment of death row prisoners

SYDNEY/JAKARTA - Australia has complained about the treatment of two drug smugglers, who face execution in Indonesia, and wants to lodge a formal protest after a smiling Indonesian police chief was photographed posing with the men, officials said on Friday.

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Wisconsin Assembly slogs through debate on right-to-work bill; unions cry foul

MADISON, Wis. - Weary Wisconsin lawmakers debated into the early hours of Friday a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker that would stop private-sector workers from having to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment.

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EU says it's ready for more Russia sanctions if necessary

RIGA - The European Union is ready to step up sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, but its priority is to bolster a fragile ceasefire agreed in Minsk, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday.