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By Ted Siefer CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - The jury in the rape trial of a former student at an elite New Hampshire boarding school began deliberations on Thursday after hearing closing arguments focusing on whether he forced a 15-year-old classmate to have sex or whether she accused him to save her reputation. A county prosecutor said defendant Owen Labrie, 19, told a friend had he had used "every trick in the book" to get the victim to have sex with him. "You only need tricks if someone says no," Assistant Merrimack County Attorney Joseph Cherniske told the jury of 11 men and three women, including two alternates.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street rallied in a volatile session on Thursday, fueled by optimism after strong U.S. economic data and by hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 369.26 points, or 2.27 percent, to 16,654.77, the S&P 500 gained 47.16 points, or 2.43 percent, to 1,987.67 and the Nasdaq Composite added 115.17 points, or 2.45 percent, to 4,812.71. (Reporting by Noel Randewich; Editing by Nick Zieminski)