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“This number provides comfort that while job growth may be slowing, it’s not plummeting off a cliff.”

Research Dir. Martha Gimbel of job search site Indeed's Hiring Lab, reacting to the latest jobs report. The U.S. economy added 224,000 jobs in June - providing some reassurance about the economy after low job growth in May. The unemployment rate jumped slightly from 3.6% to 3.7% - in part because more Americans are looking for work.
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“It’s an extraordinarily challenging situation…we’ve been talking about this, we’ve been asking for help.”

Acting DHS Sec. Kevin McAleenan responding to reports U.S. gov’t facilities do not provide adequate care for those apprehended after illegally crossing the U.S. southern border. He says sheer numbers, including hundreds of children daily, have overwhelmed resources, but that those in gov't custody have adequate food, water and clean cells.
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“It is not easy for me to sit across from people who have killed my father. But we have to end this.”

Afghan cabinet member Abdul Matin Bek as the first ever meeting between the Taliban & Afghan gov't took place in Qatar Sunday in an effort for a peace agreement. Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb Sunday in Afghanistan that killed at least a dozen & injured nearly 200, including school children.
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“It’s a really simple thing for them to do.”

Dr. Houston Wood of the University of Virginia, on Iran's ability to enrich uranium closer to weapons-grade material levels. Iran says it will increase uranium enrichment, a threat to develop nuclear weapons, if it does not get immediate sanctions relief. The Trump administration increased sanctions and withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal that limited enrichment because of Iran's “malign” behavior as a state sponsor of terror.
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“Sometimes, the long shot becomes the legend.”

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on his chances to win the Democrat nomination for President. Hickenlooper recently lost some top staffers as he hasn't been able to raise his profile or donations, but affirms he wants to continue his run for the White House.
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