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Rundown for February 7, 2014
12:06 PM EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

August 28 Comment

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.

August 27 Comment

Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a "Champion of Change" at the White House.

August 27 40 Comments

In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.