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'Blockbuster' Jobs Report Shows 321,000 Added To Payrolls

Friday, December 05, 2014

Previous months were revised upward and hourly wages climbed higher. All this has analysts wondering if the economy has finally kicked into a higher gear.

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All Things Considered

Cleveland Comes To Grips With Scathing Report On Police Department

Friday, December 05, 2014

Cleveland is coming to grips with a scathing report from the Justice Department that harshly criticizes the city's police. The department is calling for sweeping reforms.

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All Things Considered

Immigration Awkwardness Could Cloud Obama's Meeting With Governors

Friday, December 05, 2014

President Obama is expected to talk about the economy with several governors-elect at the White House, even as one of them spearheads a legal challenge against his executive actions on immigration.

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2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

Friday, December 05, 2014

Seven years after the Great Recession began, the U.S. job market finally is growing at a robust pace. In November, employers added 321,000 workers, raised wages and extended the average workweek.

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Killing Of Unarmed Black Man By White Officer Sparks Protests In Arizona

Friday, December 05, 2014

Phoenix police say the officer saw Rumain Brisbon reach into his pocket for something that turned out to be a bottle of oxycodone pills.

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'Rolling Stone' Says Trust In Gang-Rape Accuser Was 'Misplaced'

Friday, December 05, 2014

The magazine reported last month on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. It said today that there were "discrepancies" in its story.

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It's Brown, It's Barrel-Aged, It's ... Gin?

Friday, December 05, 2014

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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What If Sharing Your MRI Was As Simple As Pinterest?

Friday, December 05, 2014

Why is it that you can share photos so easily online but you can't get a doctor to upload your MRI? An experiment to let patients see and share their scans gets rave reviews from early adopters.

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New Jersey Legislature Clears Gov. Chris Christie In Bridge Scheme

Friday, December 05, 2014

The report, however, found that two former aides acted with "perceived impunity" when they ordered the shutdown of some lanes of the George Washington Bridge last year.

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Morning Edition

November Jobs Report Shows Steady Growth

Friday, December 05, 2014

The unemployment rate held steady last month at 5.8 percent. And employers added 321,000 jobs to payrolls, far above expectations.

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Morning Edition

Saturday's Runoff Will Decide If Sen. Landrieu Still Represents Louisiana

Friday, December 05, 2014

Democrat Mary Landrieu is in the last day of a bitter campaign to try to keep her Senate seat. Voters will choose between Landrieu, who has served three terms, and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

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Morning Edition

Obama Points To Ashton Carter For Defense Secretary

Friday, December 05, 2014

For the fourth time in six years, Obama introduced the man he wants to be secretary of defense. Ashton Carter, a Pentagon veteran, is Obama's nominee to replace Chuck Hagel.

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Morning Edition

In Oakland, The Disconnect Between Young People And Police

Friday, December 05, 2014

Oakland has a history of tensions between police and the community. The police department there is under federal oversight for its use of force, among other problems.

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Prep Work Contributes To Successful Protest Turnout

Friday, December 05, 2014

The New York and Missouri grand jury decisions sparked protests across the country. To mobilize supporters, organizers relied on social media and old-fashioned methods of phone calls and canvassing.

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Morning Edition

DOJ Probe: Cleveland Police Engaged In Unreasonable Force

Friday, December 05, 2014

A widespread pattern of excessive force has been uncovered. The 18-month federal civil rights investigation also found police supervisors failed to document and investigate claims of brutality.

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Morning Edition

A Miami School Goes From Blank Canvas To Mural-Covered

Friday, December 05, 2014

Jose de Diego Middle School has large expanses of facade that are almost begging for decoration. To raise funds for arts education at the school, artists are helping transform its walls with paint.

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Civil Rights Attorney On How She Built Trust With Police

Friday, December 05, 2014

Over the past 20 years, the Los Angeles Police Department has been reformed to work better with minority communities. One of the main forces behind that reform has been attorney Connie Rice.

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Uber Is Richer Than Ever, But The Company Still Isn't Playing Nice

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Uber brought in $1.2 billion in its last round of financing, despite months of bad press. Or maybe because of it: One business professor says venture capitalists see jerks as better investments.

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As Boston, Other U.S. Cities Pursue Olympics, Critics See No Upside

Thursday, December 04, 2014

"The commonwealth has far bigger and more important priorities than throwing a three-week party," the leader of No Boston Olympics says, but the city's bid, submitted Monday, is considered the leader.

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All Things Considered

A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Fast-casual chain Moo Cluck Moo, in suburban Detroit, pays all of its workers far above the typical wage for a fast-food employee. It's part of its business model.

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