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Senate advances modest jobs measure

WASHINGTON — The polarized US Senate closed ranks Monday to advance a small item in President Barack Obama’s jobs plan that lawmakers also aimed to use to help armed forces veterans struggling to find work. By a lopsided 94-1 margin, Obama’s Democratic allies and Republicans voted to advance a bill…

Americans worried about Libya conflict: poll

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A new poll published on Wednesday found nearly half of Americans were opposed to US military involvement in Libya, reflecting tricky political ground being navigated by President Barack Obama. But the Quinnipiac University survey also found that most voters were confident the US mission to shield civilians…