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Unemployment Ticks Up To 6.2 Percent; 209,000 Jobs Added

Friday, August 01, 2014

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June's 6.1 percent.

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With Final Broadcast, 'Tell Me More' Bids Farewell

Friday, August 01, 2014

NPR announced in May that it would end the show, which featured discussions about race, family, faith and other issues.

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Morning Edition

Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data To Changed Terrorist Behavior

Friday, August 01, 2014

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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Congress Approves $16.3 Billion VA Health Care Bill

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A 91-3 vote in the Senate will send the landmark VA legislation, meant to address widespread problems in the VA health care system, to President Obama for his signature.

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Most Of California Reported To Be In 'Extreme Drought'

Thursday, July 31, 2014

About 58 percent of California is currently in the worst of the four drought levels used by experts, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.

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Dow Dives 317 Points, Erasing A Month Of Gains

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 16,563. It was the worst daily decline since April.

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Israel Allowed To Tap U.S. Munitions Cache For Gaza Offensive

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The stockpile, located on Israeli soil, was set up in the 1980s as an emergency supply during wartime. The last time the U.S. granted Israel permission to use it was during the 2006 Lebanon war.

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House Cancels Vote On $659 Million Border Security Bill

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tea Party conservatives objected to sending money to the White House to deal with the immigration crisis, leaving the issue unaddressed as Congress gets ready to leave for a five-week break.

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Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Christian theme park, featuring a 510-foot-long replica of the ark, is getting $18 million in new incentives from the state's tourism board.

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CIA Chief Apologizes To Sens. Feinstein, Chambliss Over Computer Intrusion

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In a rare, scathing speech in March, Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of tampering with the work of the intelligence committee. Now an internal CIA probe finds some officers acted improperly.

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Scientists Say The Moon Is Hiding A Lumpy Middle

Thursday, July 31, 2014

It turns out that our nearest neighbor in space is sort of a squashed sphere. The lead author of a new paper published in Nature describes it as "a lemon with an equatorial bulge."

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds State's Controversial Labor Law

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The law, championed by Gov. Scott Walker, sparked mass protests in the state capitol and attracted national attention. The decision gives Walker an important election-year victory.

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20 Million Gallons Later, UCLA Water Main Finally Plugged

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The 93-year-old main burst earlier this week, spewing water into a parking garage on campus.

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Bankrupt California City May Turn To Taxing Pot

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy two years ago, is wasting money fighting marijuana sales, says the city attorney. Better to regulate pot, end the black market — and collect taxes.

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House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.

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House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."

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U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The U.S. did not name the officials but said they have been responsible or complicit in perpetrating human rights abuses against the Venezuelan people.

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WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The 14,000-ton freight train could not come to a stop. But the women laid down between the rails and survived.

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U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The news from the Commerce Department comes after the economy shrank at a 2.1 percent rate in the first quarter of the year. The numbers raise hope for continued growth in the second half of 2014.

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UCLA Floods As Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It took officials about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. By then, parts of the UCLA campus were deluged, with some staircases looking like waterfalls.

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