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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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February 27 5 Comments

After Red Carpet Controversy, A Look At The History Of Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks go back "thousands and thousands of years," according to professor Bert Ashe, who also shares his own dreadlocks stories.

February 27 12 Comments

More Parents Say No To Standardized Testing

A growing number of parents and students are deciding to "opt out" of assessment tests.

February 26 35 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 3 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.