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Macy's dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants....

Solid hiring expected for June as US job market nears normal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September....

New warden, increased security after New York prison escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place....

After trade deal, Obama seeks to repair rift with labor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission....

Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion
SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) -- Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S....

Episcopalians OK allowing gay marriage in churches
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- After decades of debate and conflict, the Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized marriage nationwide....

Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters....

Western wildfires: Progress against Washington fires
Fire crews have reported progress fighting wildfires in tinder-dry, drought-stricken Washington state, as well as in Nevada....

Confederate emblems 'treason,' says head of rights group
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The national president of a civil-rights group says Confederate symbols represent "treason" and should be removed from public objects, including the Mississippi state flag....

 
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