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Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

6 hours 26 min ago

The Labor Department's latest report follows an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.

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Evolution And Airplane Security

7 hours 12 min ago

In recent years, airplane service carts have found a new role in security. It's a striking example of the sort of co-adaptation that is often at work in natural biological evolution, says Alva Noë.

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German Nightclubs Try Out Urine-Repellent Paint

8 hours 38 min ago

The new high-tech paint in Hamburg's nightclub district is so waterproof, that any spray on the wall bounces back onto the source.

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Families Stage 'Sled-In' Protests On Capitol Hill

8 hours 45 min ago

Rules dating back decades outlaw sledding on Capitol Hill. Protesters brought signs that read: Sled Free or Die. It did not appear that anyone who took a run down the hill on a sled was arrested.

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Hockey Great Slava Fetisov Subject Of Documentary 'Red Army'

9 hours 58 min ago

David Greene talks to Russian hockey legend Slava Fetisov about the state of the game in light of worsening relations between Russia and the West.

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Movie Review: 'Chappie'

9 hours 58 min ago

Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic, Kenneth Turan, reviews, "Chappie." It's the new film from South African director Neill Blomkamp about a robot that becomes humanity's last hope. Blomkamp has been named to direct the next chapter of the "Alien" franchise.

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As Workers' Comp Varies From State To State, Workers Pay The Price

9 hours 58 min ago

Injured workers who are dependent on workers' compensation have faced eroding benefits. We go to Alabama and Georgia, where the value of an amputated arm is $700,000 more just across the state line.

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Will Greece's New Atheist Government Help Muslims Integrate?

9 hours 59 min ago

For decades, Muslims in northeastern Greece were cut off from the rest of the country. Mainstream politicians backed by the Greek Orthodox church ignored them.

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Administration Fights Case That Would Assign Lawyers To Minors Seeking Asylum

9 hours 59 min ago

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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To Assess U.S. Economic Health, Job Quality And Wage Gains Examined

9 hours 59 min ago

January's jobless report showed a monthly average for job growth of 336,000 over the previous 3 months. And it showed strong wage gains after years of disappointing growth. What will February's show?

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Netflix Snaps Up TV Shows Rejected By Networks

9 hours 59 min ago

Netflix on Friday releases Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, co-created by Tina Fey. It was made for NBC but the network let it go. Another NBC show, Community, moves to an online home, Yahoo!, on March 17.

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

9 hours 59 min ago

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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House Panel Questions Gen. Campbell About Readiness Of Afghan Force

9 hours 59 min ago

Congress wants to know whether the U.S. military tried to hide problems with the Afghan military force. Afghans are leading the fight against the Taliban — with U.S. troops mostly in the background.

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Ten Years Later, Two Strangers Revisit What Might Have Been Lost

11 hours 12 min ago

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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NASA Probe To Arrive At Dwarf Planet

11 hours 15 min ago

On Friday morning, NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports on the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.

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Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

11 hours 20 min ago

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

11 hours 23 min ago

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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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

11 hours 25 min ago

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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Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes

11 hours 25 min ago

In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck ... milk!

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Coroner Identifies Homeless Man On Skid Row Killed By LAPD

11 hours 34 min ago

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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