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The May jobs report showed steady job creation. Payrolls expanded by 217,000, and unemployment held steady at 6.3%. And there was a milestone: The U.S. economy now has slightly more jobs than it did in December 2007, when the last recession began.
June 06, 2014
The state had been the only one to have its voter-approved same-sex prohibition go unchallenged in the courts. On Friday, seven couples filed suit to change that.
June 06, 2014
For smokers hoping to quit, text messages with tips and reminders may be just as effective as phone counseling, a study finds, doubling the success rate compared to people who didn't text.
June 06, 2014
The agency has probably been on Twitter before, but its first public tweet was cloaked in tongue-in-cheek humor.
June 06, 2014
After Bernard Jordan's nursing home in Sussex couldn't sign him up for an organized trip, the 89-year-old put on his medals and headed out on his own. The nursing home reported him missing.
June 06, 2014
Uber, the company whose app pairs drivers with passengers, hit it big in a new financing round, bringing in investments of $1.2 billion and sending its valuation skyward.
June 06, 2014
There were scenes of chaos in Brazil Friday as striking workers and police clashed and commuters jammed onto overcrowded buses. The list of headaches is growing ahead of next week's World Cup kickoff.
June 06, 2014
It was widely thought that the grunge in inner-city housing was causing high rates of asthma. But now it looks like being exposed to just the right kinds of bacteria and vermin actually helps.
June 06, 2014
A faulty air conditioning system spiked temperatures during the first game of the NBA finals, and the San Antonio Spurs took the win. The Barbershop guys talk sports, politics and pop culture.
June 06, 2014
While workers scramble to prepare stadiums and airports for visiting fans, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says many Brazilians are angry and frustrated.
June 06, 2014
A new survey from the Anti-Defamation League estimates that nearly one in 10 Americans are prejudiced against Jews. But Rabbi Eric Yoffie says American anti-Semitism is not a real threat.
June 06, 2014
Two 12-year-old girls in Wisconsin allegedly took their friend into the woods and stabbed her multiple times. They have been charged as adults. What does that mean and is it fair?
June 06, 2014
State media reports that Jeffrey Edward Fowle acted "contrary to the purpose of tourism" and is being investigated. North Korea is known to be holding at least two other Americans.
June 06, 2014
Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.
June 06, 2014
When a girl's business got shut down for lack of a license, lawmakers decided the rules went too far. With states regulating so many professions, even consumer groups wonder if they should cut back.
June 06, 2014
Some 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy and began the liberation of France from Nazi occupation during World War II. World leaders, including President Obama, gathered to mark the anniversary.
June 06, 2014
Ceremonial swords and staffs were swung in anger, resulting in injuries and panic during a commemoration of a military raid on a sacred shrine in Amritsar, India.
June 06, 2014
There are heroes on the battlefield, but there are also heroes like Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis, who tackled a gunman and, with other students, held him down until police arrived.
June 06, 2014
If today's monthly jobs report meets expectations, the U.S. will finally surpass the number of jobs before 2008. But the recovery has been slow and long, economists say.
June 06, 2014
The air conditioning in San Antonio's arena broke down, leaving the host Spurs and the Miami Heat sweating in 90-degree temperatures as the NBA Finals began.
June 06, 2014

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