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Every major stock market in the world surged higher Thursday, helped by an unexpectedly strong economic report in the United States and a late rally in Chinese stocks.AMIE TSANG and PETER EAVIS
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is traveling to the frontline to visit the firefighters battling some of the worst fires the state has ever seen.Kelsey Warner
After the murder of two journalists on live television by a former co-worker, the father of one of the victims made a series of emotional appeals for gun control laws.HAWES SPENCER and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
The decomposing bodies of as many as 50 people assumed to be migrants being smuggled across Europe were found in a truck abandoned on a highway east of Vienna on Thursday, police said.Alison Smale
A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect.James Macpherson
A ruling by the National Labor Relations Board makes it substantially easier for unions to bargain for higher wages and benefits.NOAM SCHEIBER
Democratic leaders are increasingly frustrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s failure to put to rest questions about her State Department email practices.PATRICK HEALY, JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
A man wearing an Afghan security force uniform opened fire  inside a base in southern Afghanistan, killing two U.S. soldiers in what appeared to be the latest so-called "insider attack" to target foreign troops or contractors in the country.Rahim Faiez
Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to Congress and included a report by experts that found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.Brian Melley
Environmental groups and a New Orleans energy company have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit stemming from the company's failed efforts to stop a decade-old, slow-motion oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kevin McGill
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