Things you should know today: 9/1/2017

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Texas faces long recovery from Harvey, rising financial toll

Gerald Herbert
People launch boats from an overpass into floodwaters in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in Kountze, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Locals in Houston continue to search for temporary housing while the city estimates that long-term recovery will cost billions of dollars.

US job growth slows to 156K; unemployment up to 4.4 percent

Marcio Jose Sanchez
In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, Kathy Tringali, right, a recruiter for retailer Big 5 Sporting Goods, talks to job seekers during a job fair in San Jose, Calif. On Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, the U.S. government issues the August jobs report. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Job growth in the U.S. dipped slightly as employers added 156,000 jobs during the month of August. These numbers still suggest overall recovery from the effects of the Great Recession nine years ago.

SeaWorld seeks restraining order vs. protesters

John Raoux
FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, the entrance to Sea World is seen, in Orlando, Fla. SeaWorld said Thursday, Aug. 31, that it is seeking a restraining order against three animal rights activists who disrupted a killer whale show at its San Diego park on July 24. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

SeaWorld is pursuing a restraining order against three animal rights activists who disrupted, and were then removed from, a killer whale show last month.

Trump pledges $1 million to Harvey relief efforts

President Trump pledged $1 million in personal funds to Harvey relief efforts announced White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a briefing Thursday morning.

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