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Monday, April 05, 2010

The latest stats are out, and the unemployment rate of black Americans continues to bypass the national average. Jarrett Murphy, investigations editor for City Limits, talks about the joblessness of black men and its implications. Plus: Haitians freed from immigration jails; reported investigations of Queens politicians; the strangest job-interview questions ever; and a call-in for early adopters of the iPad.

Special Projects: Check out the new "10 Questions That Count" Census Home Page and the "Help Wanted" home page!

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What's Ahead in Washington

From prospects of financial reform to the continuing political fallout of the health care bill, senior White House correspondent for ABC News Jake Tapper looks ahead at the coming week in Washington politics.

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Haitian Quake Survivors Freed from Immigration Jail

Dozens of Haitian earthquake survivors were released from an immigration jail in Florida. Nina Bernstein, New York Times immigration reporter, details more of the story.

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Trouble in Queens?

Daily News Albany bureau chief Ken Lovett talks about the reported federal investigation into real estate and nonprofit deals involving certain Queens politicians.

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Black Men & Unemployment

City Limits investigations editor Jarrett Murphy and David Jones, president and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York, discuss the high rate of joblessness among black males in America.

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Open Phones: Weird Interview Questions

We want to give you a chance to turn the tables on those nerve-racking interviewers, and tell us about the things they do that strike you as odd. Give us a call with the weirdest, the most surprising, or the most thought provoking question you've ever gotten during a job ...

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Open Phones: iPad Early Adopters

Report on your early iPad experience!

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Census Coverage: Flash Census, Karl Rove, Gay Marriage

We've been following tons of Census coverage, and some amusing videos and multimedia have been popping up. Here's a little roundup of some of the best stuff:

Today, the Census Bureau reached out to the LGBT community for the first time with the release of a series of PSAs encouraging same-sex partners to fill out the Census. The official Census Bureau site boasts a variety of videos, but the organization Equal Roots put out a great one featuring actor George Takei of Star Trek fame, and his husband Brian Altman.

 

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