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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, a pace of hiring that keeps the Federal Reserve on track to raise short-term interest rates later this month. The unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, but that was mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top aide to President-elect Donald Trump says law enforcement officials might continue investigations into Hillary Clinton's private email, even though Trump has signaled he prefers not to pursue the matter. Kellyanne Conway tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that the Justice Department, the FBI and Congress could still review Clinton-related inquiries after Trump takes office. During the campaign, Trump said he would have his attorney general appoint a special prosecutor to review the Clinton e-mails. He has since backed away from that.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of people in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, are preparing to get their first look at what remains of their homes and businesses after a wildfire tore through the resort community. Local officials have agreed to allow people back into most parts of the city and affected parts of the county this morning. Officials warn that people could encounter downed power lines and other dangers. The wildfires killed 11 people and damaged hundreds of homes and businesses.

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and Ford Mondeo cars. Ford says heat generated when the seat belt pre-tensioners deploy can cause cables to break. Pre-tensioners tighten seat belts when they sense that cars are stopping. Ford says it knows of two injuries related to the problem.

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college that drew criticism when it stopped flying the American flag says Old Glory is back up. Hampshire College in Amherst returned the flag to full staff today. The flag was lowered to half-staff after the Nov. 8 election and was found burned on Veterans Day. That prompted the college to take down all flags on campus. The decision drew widespread condemnation and a protest by veterans groups and their supporters.

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