The News Roundup for August 3, 2018 | WBEZ
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The News Roundup for August 3, 2018

It's Friday, and we've got another roundup for you. America's intelligence chiefs warned of foreign interference in the midterm elections. We learned the price of ostrich and snakeskin jackets as the trial of Paul Manafort got underway. And the Labor Department reported the unemployment rate is just 3.9 percent. In global news, Ethiopia is pushing several reforms, the U.S. military says it is preparing to withdraw hundreds of its troops from Africa, and Iranians have flexed their defensive power with a new military strategy in the Strait of Hormuz. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Email the show at and find us on Twitter @1a.

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