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Front Page: US Unemployment Rate Jumps to 6.7%


  • The US jobless rate spiked to 6.7 percent in November, marking the 11th straight month of job loss and the greatest since 1974.— New York Times
  • Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper successfully suspended Parliament yesterday, avoiding his ousting by the opposition party. In an unprecedented move, Governor General Michaelle Jean, Queen Elizabeth's representative to Canada, agreed to shut down Parliament until Jan. 26. — Reuters

  • OJ Simpson faces six years to life in prison for his felony kidnapping, armed robbery, and conspiracy convictions. He will be sentenced today in Nevada, and prosecutors have recommended an 18-year sentence. — Reuters
  • Armed robbers dressed in drag stole $102 million worth of jewels in Paris yesterday from the Harry Winston store. — BBC News

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