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PARIS (AP) — A famous annual flea market in the northern France city of Lille has fallen victim to security worries. Lille Mayor Martine Aubry announced the cancellation of the Sept. 3-4 flea market, which draws visitors from around France who come to shop and to eat mussels, a regional specialty. The news came hours after Nice officials said the July 14 truck attack has claimed an 85th victim. Numerous summer festivals have been canceled.

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department figures suggest the pace of Syrian refugees getting sanctuary in the U.S. is on the increase and that the Obama administration will hit its goal of admitting 10,000 before the end of September. Obama plans to head to the United Nations later this year to urge world leaders to admit more refugees. It would be a tough sell if the U.S. doesn't meet its goal.

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a big gap between the major political parties and young Americans. A new survey finds just 28 percent of young adults overall saying the two major parties do a good job of representing the American people. The GenForward poll also shows that more than two-thirds of young adults, including vast majorities of Asian-Americans, Hispanics and blacks, say the Republican Party does not care about them.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists predict the government jobs report coming out shortly will reveal the unemployment rate has ticked down to 4.8 percent in July from 4.9 in June. Economists have forecast that employers added 175,000 jobs. Solid hiring in July would confirm that a sharp fall-off in hiring during May was only temporary. The report isn't likely to alter negative public perceptions of the economy.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An investigation by the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Shiite rebels says United Nations agencies' lack of coordination is to blame for "unintended bombings" and civilian casualties. Spokesman Mohammed al-Mansour, in comments published Friday by the Saudi Press Agency, says families should be paid compensation for a deadly incident in Mokha where 65 civilians died.

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