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A view of the Statue of Liberty as seen from the air near New York City, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Making headlines this week

A look at some of the week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.


Obama rejects Canada-to-U.S Keystone XL pipeline

The proposal inspired a wave of environmental activism that turned Keystone XL into a rallying cry to fight climate change.


Robust U.S. jobs report bolsters case for December rate hike

U.S. job growth surged in October after two straight months of tepid gains, with the unemployment rate hitting a 7-1/2-year low of 5.0 percent in a show of domestic strength that makes it more likely the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in December.


Paul Ryan ushers in a more open House, for better or worse

A week into his tenure, the new speaker looks determined to make good on promises of opening up the House of Representatives to participation from all lawmakers.


Christie, Huckabee fail to qualify for next week’s Republican debate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee failed to qualify for next Tuesday's prime-time presidential debate.


U.S. House slashes proposed spending increases for auto safety

Despite public outrage over deadly auto defects including faulty ignition switches and air bags inflators, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to slash proposed spending increases for vehicle safety including defect investigations.


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U.S. will not pause Keystone review; Obama expected to reject

The U.S. denied a request to pause the review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, a decision expected to lead to the project's rejection by the Obama administration.


Pacific trading partners release trade pact details

The long-awaited text of a landmark U.S.-backed Pacific trade deal was released on Thursday, revealing the details of a pact aimed at freeing up commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy but criticized for its opacity.


Report: U.S. women paid less in all industries, every level

Women in the United States are paid less for equal work than men in all industries and a new report showed the widest discrepancy in wages is between married men and women with children.


Islamic State likely brought down Russian plane

Counter-terrorism experts say there's a significant possibility that ISIS is behind a suspected bomb attack on a Russian airliner that killed 224 people.


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Presidential hopefuls sign up to get on New Hampshire ballot

Democrat Martin O'Malley and Republican Donald Trump will be among the first candidates to sign up for New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary.


Policy fights, funding battles still pose shutdown threat

Despite a broad budget deal, the White House and Republicans controlling Congress must sort through dozens of policy issues and funding fights if they are to avoid a holiday season government shutdown.


Chipotle now linked to dozens of E. coli cases

Chipotle, which is grappling with its third food safety incident this year, has closed all its 43 restaurants located in and around Seattle and Portland because of the E. coli O26 outbreak.


Congress to consider new version of sweeping defense policy bill

The U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees said on Tuesday a version of the National Defense Authorization Act, a sweeping defense policy bill, would go before Congress this week, with $5 billion of cuts reflecting a budget deal passed last week.


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U.S. to fine Takata $70M over handling of air bag recalls

Millions of cars carrying Takata-made parts have been recalled around the world.


Obama says Syria deployment doesn’t break no ‘boots on ground’ pledge

President Barack Obama said the planned deployment of dozens of U.S. special forces to Syria to advise opposition forces fighting Islamic State did not break his promise not to put "boots on the ground" in the Syrian conflict.


Republicans trust Trump on economy, nuclear weapons:

Donald Trump is the candidate most trusted to manage the economy, deal with foreign leaders and serve as commander in chief, according to a new poll of Republicans conducted after the party's third debate.

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CFP: Oklahoma up to 3rd, Iowa 4th in playoff rankings; ND to 6th


Clemson and Alabama remained the top two teams in the third-to-last committee rankings.

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NFL’s top official says inadvertent whistle on Monday Night Football was “mistake”

Dean Blandino, vice president of officiating for the NFL

"Line judge lost track of the football, blew his whistle inadvertently. It was a mistake. Whistle shouldn't have been blown." said Dean Blandino.

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BHS freshman named Conference cross country Runner of the Year

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Annika Reiss won the award in voting done by conference coaches