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In United Nations vote, 188 countries condemn U.S. embargo of Cuba

A record-equalling 188 countries on Tuesday condemned the five-decade-old US embargo against communist Cuba in an annual UN General Assembly vote that signalled hardening opposition to US sanctions. Only Israel joined the United States in opposing resolution, the smallest number ever. Last year two allies voted with the US government.…

U.S. adds better-than-expected 195,000 jobs in June

WASHINGTON — The United States added a better-than-expected 195,000 jobs in June, and job growth in prior months was revised higher, official data released Friday showed. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent as the number of people in the work force continued to rise, the Labor Department said.…