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Rundown for February 7, 2014
12:06 PM EST Comment

Job Growth Less Than Expected, But Unemployment Rate Drops

Today’s jobs report shows the economy only added 113,000 jobs in January, but the unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent.

12:15 PM EST Comment

How A Hard Winter Affects The Economy

How much is the winter weather to blame for disappointing jobs numbers, a drop in car sales and weakening growth in manufacturing?

12:20 PM EST Comment

Snow Pounds Oregon And Just In Time As Drought Worries Grow

Parts of Oregon are digging out of the biggest – and so far only – snowstorm of the year.

12:25 PM EST 9 Comments

Maine Court: Public Has No Right To Use Beach

The state’s highest court ruled that beachfront property owners have exclusive rights to two miles of beach the public has traditionally used.

12:35 PM EST Comment

How The Real ‘Monuments Men’ Did Their Job

The film about a special unit that saved masterpieces during World War II is based on a true story. We visit a new exhibit in Washington.

12:40 PM EST 65 Comments

Immigration Reform Stalled In Washington

House Speaker John Boehner says his caucus won’t move forward on immigration legislation until the president gains Republicans’ trust.

12:45 PM EST Comment

Jay Leno Says Goodbye To ‘Tonight Show’

Leno ended a stellar if sometimes stormy run with high emotion at concluding what he termed “the greatest 22 years of my life.”

12:50 PM EST Comment

On Tour With The Beatles

Larry Kane was the 21-year-old news director of a Miami radio station when he was invited to follow The Beatles on their 1964 and 1965 U.S. tours.

1:06 PM EST 2 Comments

Bomb Threat Grounds Plane In Turkey As Sochi Games Begin

A Turkish official says a passenger tried to hijack an Istanbul-bound plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics opening ceremony has begun.

1:15 PM EST 5 Comments

Fallout Continues Over U.S. Diplomat’s Comments

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has apologized for insulting the E.U. during what she thought was a private phone call.

1:20 PM EST 34 Comments

Is The Death Penalty Dying A Slow Death?

A shortage of drugs used for capital punishment is leading some states to consider bringing back the electric chair or firing squad.

1:35 PM EST Comment

Job Numbers Leave Much To Be Desired

The January jobs report is out, and for the second straight month, the numbers are less than stellar.

1:40 PM EST Comment

Power Out For Thousands In Mid-Atlantic

Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders and Pennsylvanians are still without power, after a winter storm earlier this week.

1:45 PM EST Comment

Ice Fishing A Stone’s Throw From Downtown Milwaukee

While frigid temperatures are a hardship for some, they’re a blessing for ice fishermen. Marge Pitrof of WUWM sent us this report.

1:50 PM EST 2 Comments

‘Japanese Beethoven’ Admits Fraud

Mamoru Samuragochi is known for composing some of the country’s most well-known music, but his secret ghostwriter has come forward.

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January 23 4 Comments

How ‘The Good War’ In Afghanistan Went Bad

Jack Fairweather's new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.

January 23 4 Comments

How To Keep That Fitness Resolution

It's that time of year when the post-New Year's crowd at the gym starts to thin. We get advice on how to stick with it.

January 22 Comment

The Playwright Behind ‘Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike’

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy is currently being performed in 27 regional theaters across the U.S.

January 22 25 Comments

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.