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Unpaid and angry, some Chinese workers ditch holidays to protest

QIAN'AN/DONGGUAN, China This year, laborer Fan Fu and 20 or so colleagues working on the Zixia Garden apartment complex in Hebei province have not joined China's legion of migrant workers returning home to celebrate new year with their families.

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Special Report: Why Obama and other gun control advocates own stock in firearms makers

WASHINGTON Barack Obama might seem an unlikely investor in the firearms industry. But the U.S. president, a fierce advocate for gun regulation, has money in a pension fund that holds stock in gun and ammunition companies. | Video

U.S. labor market on solid ground as jobless rate hits eight-year low

WASHINGTON U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but rising wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm. | Video

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U.S. officials say North Korea may be nearing launch

WASHINGTON Satellite images taken this week of North Korea's Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity seen in the past shortly before a rocket launch, a U.S. think-tank said, as U.S government officials signaled that a launch could occur as early as Monday.

Exclusive: Presidential hopefuls Sanders, Clinton in dead heat - Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has erased Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's wide lead for the Democratic presidential nomination since the start of year, putting the two in a dead heat nationally, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Huge construction crane collapses in Manhattan, one killed

NEW YORK A construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan during a swirling snowstorm on Friday, killing one person, injuring three others and crushing cars parked in the street. | Video

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Taiwan quake kills at least seven, fells apartment block

TAINAN, Taiwan A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan on Saturday killing at least seven people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with about 35 people still feared trapped there hours into a rescue operation. | Video