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Economists Expect Strong Job Growth In December

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 4:21am

There's more than the usual level of interest in this data. It will provide data on the final month of 2014 and it will show whether the strength recorded in November was the start of something big.

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Operation In Motion To Seize French Shooting Suspects

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 4:21am

French authorities have narrowed in on the central suspects in Wednesday's mass shooting at a satirical magazine in Paris. More than 80,000 police officers and soldiers mobilized to look for them.

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A Former Inmate And The 'Mother' Who Buoys Him

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:27am

James Taylor says it was almost impossible to find a job after he was released from prison in 1999 — until he met Darlene Lewis. She helps ex-cons find work. "We make a good team," she says of James.

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A 'Sizable Decrease' In Those Passing The GED

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:26am

The new GED is more expensive, computer-based and tougher. As a result some states are embracing alternative tests, and the number of GEDs awarded last year fell.

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Obama In Tennessee To Promote Free Community College

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:25am

President Obama is on the road as part of his effort to jump-start his 2015 agenda. Today he's in Tennessee, talking about higher education.

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Illinois Man Helps Neighbors By Shoveling For Free

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 5:25am

Jacob Gale, 22, of Sterling, Ill., saw people were charging $20 to shovel driveways. On Tuesday, he shoveled 26 driveways for free. Here's hoping he at least got a cup of hot chocolate.

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Judge Accepts Nike Trainers As Bond

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:58am

The defendant, charged with a drug offense, claimed he couldn't pay court fees after going through a costly divorce. The district judge agreed to work with him, giving him a chance to "be creative."

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China's Anti-Domestic Violence Measure Falls Short, Critics Say

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

China has drafted its first law specifically against domestic violence. It lays out guidelines for restraining orders and getting the aggressor out of the residence.

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After Mass Killing In Paris, People Take To The Streets

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Twelve people at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were killed Wednesday when 3 gunmen stormed the offices in Paris. Renee Montagne talks to John Irish, a reporter in the Reuters Paris bureau.

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Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

The House will debate, and likely pass a bill, that would make a change in the Affordable Care Act. It would raise the law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week

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Opponents To Canada's Tar Sands Prepare For A Long Battle

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Environmental groups that oppose the Keystone XL oil pipeline want to keep what they call Canada's "dirty tar sands oil" in the ground. They point to canceled or delayed projects as success.

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Obama, GOP To Face Off Over Keystone XL Pipeline

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

The Obama administration has threatened to veto a bill that would allow immediate construction of a controversial oil pipeline. But that threat is not stopping Republican lawmakers.

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Authorities Search For 2 Suspects In Paris Attack

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Police have a man in custody after he surrendered to authorities. He was wanted in relation to Wednesday's attack on the Paris offices of a satirical weekly. The two central suspects remain at large.

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FAA Clarifies Fuel Tax Rule, Municipalities To Lose Needed Funds

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

The FAA ruled that all jet fuel tax revenue collected by states or local units of government must be spent on airports or aviation related programs, and not on roads, schools or other uses.

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Paris Attack Stuns World, Free Speech Advocates

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director and a columnist for the French newspaper Le Monde about Wednesday's murderous attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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Nebraska Residents Weary Of Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

As Congress and the president go toe to toe on the Keystone XL pipeline, that battle is resonating across oil country and especially in Nebraska, the state at the center of the controversial project.

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Will Low Oil Prices Affect Debate Over Keystone KL Pipeline?

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Oil prices continue their slide, falling below $50 a barrel. Does the slump factor into the debate over building the Keystone Pipeline which would carry oil from western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast?

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Paris Attack Demonstrates Perils Of Free Speech

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to Joel Simon executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists about how it is no longer just going to a war zone that puts a journalist's life at risk.

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Police Identify Suspects In Paris Attack That Killed 12

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Authorities in Paris are searching for two brothers who are accused in Wednesday's brazen attack on a satirical magazine. The prosecutor's office says a third suspect has turned himself into police.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Laughed In The Face Of Violence; Will Future Satirists?

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 2:43am

The French magazine responded to a 2011 firebombing of its offices with a cover that showed a Muslim and an editor making out. Its lead editor, described by a peer as fearless, was killed Wednesday.

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