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Business: Texas oil fields rebound from price lull, but jobs are left behind

Source: The New York Times

MIDLAND, Tex. — In the land where oil jobs were once a guaranteed road to security for blue-collar workers, Eustasio Velazquez's career has...

Nation: Oroville residents return home

Source: USA Today

Happy to return home after after damage to an Oroville Dam spillway in California prompted a massive evacuation, residents remain alert in case they...

World: South Sudan declares famine

Source: BBC News

A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years.

Out of the ordinary: 1,000 day-old chicks found abandoned in England field

Source: UPI

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Animal welfare inspectors opened an investigation after some 1,000 day-old chicks were found abandoned in an open field outside...

Business: Ford not scrapping plans to build Mexico factories

Source: AFP

Mexico City (AFP) - Ford is sticking with its plan to build two new factories in Mexico, despite an announcement last month that it had scrapped...

Nation: Mistakes at U.S. lab force hundreds of Zika tests to be repeated

Source: Reuters

Officials in Washington, D.C.'s public health laboratory had to repeat Zika tests for nearly 300 pregnant women, including two women who were...

World: Shrine attack prompts Pakistan security crackdown

Source: BBC News

Pakistan says dozens of militants have been killed in a security crackdown following Thursday's attack on a shrine that left at least 80 people dead.

Out of the ordinary: Pet squirrel foils burglary attempt

Source: The Associated Press

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried...

Business: Snap values itself at up to $22B ahead of IPO

Source: The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Snap Inc. is valuing the company at up to $22 billion as it prepares for the tech industry's biggest initial public offering in...

Nation: Businesses across U.S. close for 'Day Without Immigrants'

Source: USA Today

Around the nation, some shops and restaurants closed in solidarity others braced for a possible shutdown for lack of enough employees Thursday as a...