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Walking to freedom?...Jobs numbers better...Clerk still jailed

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 4, 2015 at 5:01 p.m.



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BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — A U.N. human rights official says the refugee and migrant crisis can't be solved "just by closing the door" and declaring war on smugglers and traffickers. Thousands of migrants have been trapped in Budapest, Hungary, where police have refused to allow them to board trains for destinations in Europe. Hundreds have vowed to walk all the way to Austria, from Budapest, which could take several days.

NEW YORK (AP) — Analysts say investors are more concerned about the Federal Reserve meeting later this month than about today's mixed job numbers. The jobless rate fell to 5.1 percent last month, a seven-year low. But traders are wondering how the Fed will respond and if it will boost interest rates from historic lows. The Dow fell 272 point today.

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Her lawyer says a jailed Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is spending her time reading her Bible while behind bars. Kim Davis was jailed for contempt of court. Davis is said to be in very good spirits, and is prepared to stay as long as it takes to uphold her religious freedoms. Meanwhile, licenses were issued at her office today.

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An expert says the Missouri man convicted of killing three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will live only a few more years. Jurors in Olathe (oh-LAY'-thuh), Kansas, heard testimony today in the sentencing phase of 74-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller's trial. A doctor testified that Miller suffers from emphysema. The anti-Semite, who found a Ku Klux Klan chapter in his native North Carolina, is facing death or life in prison.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a former suburban Philadelphia teacher fired for writing derisively about students on her blog can't use free speech rights as an argument to get her job back. Natalie Munroe, who worked for the Central Bucks School District, called students "disengaged, lazy whiners" and "disobedient, disrespectful oafs."

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