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The Labor Department reported Wednesday that consumer prices jumped 1.1 percent in June, marking the fastest rise in more than a quarter century and fueling further concerns over inflation levels in the jittery U.S. economy.

President Robert Mugabe faced an uncertain future for the first time in his 28-year rule of Zimbabwe, after the opposition claimed victory in last weekend's presidential race and his ruling party lost control of parliament, official results show.

As officials began to release election results Monday, showing a split between Zimbabwe's ruling party and the opposition, accusations of President Robert Mugabe's government rigging returns to hide a loss threatened to throw the country into chaos.

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