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Mark Memmott

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Layoffs Slow And Weekly Jobless Claims Dip

Thursday, March 06, 2014

On the eve of data about job growth and unemployment in February, the latest numbers are relatively good. Economists expect to hear Friday that the nation's jobless rate stayed at 6.6 percent.

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Top Stories: Ukraine Crisis; Health Care Extension

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Also: George Saunders wins the Story Prize; and the murder trial continues for "blade runner" Oscar Pistorius.

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UPDATE: Massachusetts Bans 'Upskirt' Photos

Thursday, March 06, 2014

After Judges in Massachusetts said a "peeping Tom" law doesn't apply to surreptitious shots taken from below women's skirts, lawmakers went to work rewriting the measure.

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'We Are Ready To Protect Our Country,' Ukrainian Leader Says

Thursday, March 06, 2014

While emphasizing he wants a diplomatic solution to the crisis and conceding his nation's military is far smaller than Russia's, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine has "the spirit" to defend itself.

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Putin Reportedly Joins List Of Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Nobel committee says 278 people or institutions have been nominated for this year's prize. That's a record. Russia's leader is said to be among them. So is "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden.

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Ex-IRS Official Invokes 5th Amendment Again, Then Things Get Hot

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Lois Lerner has been at the center of a storm over the targeting of conservative groups. She wouldn't answer a House committee's questions. Then the panel's GOP chairman and ranking Democrat sparred.

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Don't Worry, They Say, 100-Foot Asteroid Will Miss Us Today

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Relatively speaking, though, it will be close. The rock is expected to whiz by around 4 p.m. ET at a distance that's a bit closer than from Earth to the moon.

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Job Growth Was Weak Again In February, ADP Survey Shows

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Bad weather may be at least partly to blame for the relatively low number of jobs added to private payrolls last month. Economists expect to hear more about February's slow growth later this week.

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Overruled: Gov. Says Kentucky Will Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Order

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Attorney Gen. Jack Conway won't defend state laws that bar recognition of same-sex marriages. So Gov. Steve Beshear says he'll bring in outside counsel to represent the state. Both men are Democrats.

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Time For Tense Negotiations In Ukraine, Kerry Says

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

There was no one-on-one meeting between the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers, but Secretary of State John Kerry said all sides agreed the impasse in Crimea must be resolved through dialogue.

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'12 Years A Slave' Leads To Correction Of 161-Year-Old Story

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In 1853, The New York Times reported about Solomon Northup's enslavement. The movie about his life won a best picture award on Sunday. That's when the Times' misspelling of Northup's name turned up.

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Obama's $3.9 Trillion Budget Would Produce $564 Billion Deficit

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The president's blueprint is not expected to have a much of an impact on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers already have a two-year deal on spending.

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Kentucky Won't Appeal Order To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

A federal judge last month ruled the state must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. Tuesday, state Attorney General Jack Conway said "I won't be defending discrimination."

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$2 Million Settlement Closes Ohio's 'Caged Kids' Case

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Eleven children were placed in a home where their adoptive parents forced them to sleep in cages. The victims endured other abuses as well. They were rescued in 2005.

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For Those Itching To Etch, Great Wall Now Has A Graffiti Zone

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Many tourists can't seem to resist leaving their marks on China's famous wall. Authorities are hoping to contain the damage by creating a place where it's OK to do so.

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At Last, No News Is Good News When It Comes To The Weather

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Spring hasn't exactly sprung. But for what seems like the first time in forever, forecasters aren't issuing any warnings about severe weather anywhere in the nation.

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Putin Says Those Aren't Russian Forces In Crimea

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Contradicting reports from the ground, the Russian leader insists that the armed men are "local self-defense forces." He also says Russia has no plans to annex Crimea.

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Russia Denies Issuing Ultimatum Or Warning Ukraine Of 'Storm'

Monday, March 03, 2014

Russian media say a stern message has been delivered: Ukraine must surrender Crimea, or a full-on military assault could begin Tuesday. Russia disputes that account.

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Boy Scouts' Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants

Monday, March 03, 2014

Boy Scouts of America is "disappointed" by the decision. Disney says it doesn't support groups that aren't in line with the its policies. Gay boys may now be scouts. But gay adults may not be leaders.

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Here's Ellen's Star-Stuffed Oscar Selfie That Broke Twitter

Monday, March 03, 2014

What happens when some of Hollywood's biggest stars snap a group photo live on TV and then tweet it? Lots and lots of retweets, that's what. A record number, in fact.

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