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  • US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

    U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.
  • Today in History

    Today is Friday, July 3, the 184th day of 2015. There are 181 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 3, 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate...

    Cemeteries hold Aurora's Revolutionary War connection

    Cemeteries hold Aurora's Revolutionary War connection
    If you've been paying even a little bit of attention to the stories we've run in the past, you know how much Aurora loves its veterans. But how much do residents know about the oldest of our soldiers, particularly those who fought during the war that...

    In the name of freedom, let's swap out George, Abe and FDR

    In the name of freedom, let's swap out George, Abe and FDR
    As our nation celebrates 239 years of telling everyone we are the land of freedom, it seems fitting that two symbols of the opposite of freedom — Alexander Hamilton and the Confederate flag — would exit stage right and into the dustbin of...

    Philadelphia celebration to mark 50th anniversary of gay-rights protest

    PHILADELPHIA It was a polite protest, the women wearing dresses and heels, the men in dark suits and ties. But when John James stepped onto Independence Mall on that hot July Fourth in 1965, he had a lot to lose. Being identified as gay much less...