Demographics

In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, a construction worker continues work on a condominium project in Coral Gables, Fla. On Friday, July 7, 2017, the Labor Department will release the U.S. jobs report for June. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
July 07, 2017 - 6:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low. Yet for most Americans, a key measure of economic health — pay growth — still lags behind pre-recession norms. That isn't likely to change Friday...
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July 06, 2017 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low. Yet for most Americans, a key measure of economic health — pay growth — still lags behind pre-recession norms. That isn't likely to change Friday...
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FILE - This Monday, March 18, 2002 file photo of a female deer tick seen under a microscope at the entomology lab of the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. Also called deer ticks, they were once found mainly in New England and pockets of the Midwest, but have been seen in a widening geographic range. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)
July 05, 2017 - 7:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tick populations are exploding? Tick-borne diseases are on the rise? Some recent headlines suggest Americans are facing a particularly bad year for tick bites and illnesses, but the evidence is patchy and the science complicated. What may be true in one part of the country — or even...
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In this Monday, June 26, 2017 photo, migrants cross the Roja river near the northern Italian town of Ventimiglia, as they try to reach the French border. The aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday, June 27, 2017, that about 100 migrants, including unaccompanied minors, had been sleeping for weeks near the river bank by the Italian border town. (Chiara Carenini/ANSA via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 2:37 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy threatened Wednesday to close its ports to aid groups rescuing migrants off Libya's coast as it struggles to cope with the highest rate of rescues this year, officials said. Italy's ambassador to the EU, Maurizio Massari, raised the issue during a meeting with EU migration...
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June 21, 2017 - 9:54 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday. The report by the Department of Economic and...
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June 21, 2017 - 6:26 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the United...
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June 21, 2017 - 5:35 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the U.N...
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A crowd of displaced people look on as members of the U.N. multi-national police contingent provide security during a visit of UNCHR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi to South Sudan's largest camp for the internally-displaced, in Bentiu, South Sudan Sunday, June 18, 2017. Thousands of South Sudanese now live in U.N. protected camps, including eighty percent of Bentiu's population. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
June 19, 2017 - 6:09 am
BENTIU, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan has the world's fastest growing displaced population and more needs to be done to help them, says the director of the United Nations refugee agency. More than 4 million South Sudanese have fled their homes, nearly 2 million of whom went to neighboring...
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June 15, 2017 - 3:54 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. exhibition featuring the works of roughly 40 Saudi Arabian artists aims to share their expressions, foster conversations and challenge conceptions of life in the conservative Islamic nation. "Epicenter X: Saudi Contemporary Art" opens July 8 and runs for about three months at...
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May 25, 2017 - 12:03 am
DALLAS (AP) — Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Conroe, Texas, a northern Houston suburb, was the...
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