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Economy Adds Almost 300K Jobs, Amid Another Strong Report

Friday, March 06, 2015

February's report showed 295,000 jobs added, and a drop in the unemployment rate, down to 5.5. percent. It follows on the heels of January's strong report, which showed strong wage gains.

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Morning Edition

Dealing With Malaysia Airlines Over Missing Jet 'Has Gotten Worse'

Friday, March 06, 2015

Sunday marks one year since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Renee Montagne talks to Sarah Bajc, the partner of Philip Wood, an American passenger.

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Morning Edition

Administration Fights Case That Would Assign Lawyers To Minors Seeking Asylum

Friday, March 06, 2015

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors are moving through immigration courts without legal representation. An ACLU lawsuit calls for the government to provide them with lawyers.

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Morning Edition

10 Years Later, A Pair Of Strangers Revisit What Might Have Been Lost

Friday, March 06, 2015

On March 11, 2005, Kevin Berthia wanted to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs talked him out of it. The two met recently to discuss what happened that day.

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Morning Edition

Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

Friday, March 06, 2015

New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.

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Morning Edition

Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

Friday, March 06, 2015

Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.

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Morning Edition

Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

Friday, March 06, 2015

There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.

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Coroner Identifies Homeless Man On Skid Row Killed By LAPD

Friday, March 06, 2015

Charley Leundeu Keunang, 43, was shot and killed by LAPD officers during a struggle on Sunday. He had come to the U.S. using a stolen identity.

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All Things Considered

Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.

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All Things Considered

Many Question Lack Of Plea Deal In Boston Bombing Case

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The dramatic admission of guilt by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team in its opening statement Wednesday has generated questions about the trial now underway.

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All Things Considered

Animal-Rights Advocates Cheer End Of Elephants In Circus

Thursday, March 05, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Katherine Meyer, an attorney with the Wildlife Advocacy Project, about how animal advocates are celebrating the end of elephants in the Ringling Bros. circus.

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All Things Considered

DOJ Report Condemns Ferguson Police Department's Practices

Thursday, March 05, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Phillip Atiba Goff, president of the Center for Policing Equity, about his reaction to the Justice Department's investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department.

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All Things Considered

Michael Brown Family To Sue Officer Wilson, City Of Ferguson

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Even though prosecutors declined to charge former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, his parents say someone needs to be held responsible for his death.

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All Things Considered

The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.

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All Things Considered

Defying The Capitol Hill Sledding Ban In The Name Of Winter Fun

Thursday, March 05, 2015

During Thursday's snow storm, some people in Washington, D.C., defied an 1876 U.S. Code that bans sledding on Capitol Hill.

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All Things Considered

Motorists Stranded On Kentucky Highways Due To Heavy Snow

Thursday, March 05, 2015

More than 600 cars have been stranded on Kentucky highways since Wednesday night with limited access to food, gas and water.

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All Things Considered

Airliner Skids Off Snowy Runway At LaGuardia Airport

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A few passengers were injured when an airliner skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Thursday. A snow storm is disrupting air travel in the region.

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All Things Considered

Ringling Bros. Circus To Phase Out Elephants By 2018

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says it will stop using elephants in shows by 2018. Members of the public have voiced concerns about how the animals are treated.

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A 'Black Tax' At Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Everyone knows people who attend the CIAA basketball tournament have cash to burn. So why did a Charlotte hotel go out of its way to make sure they spent it?

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Study: At 'Rate My Professors,' A Foreign Accent Can Hurt A Teacher's Score

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Teachers with Asian-sounding names were given poorer marks, and their accents were the main reason.

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