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Employment Growth Slows As Jobless Benefits Shrink

May's higher unemployment rate and meager job creation couldn't have come at a worse time for the long-term unemployed. The unwelcome news arrives just as federal support for unemployment benefits is starting to fade.
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The Word 'Hopefully' Is Here To Stay, Hopefully

When The Associated Press said it would no longer condemn the use of the adverb "hopefully" in its style guide, most people shrugged. But the announcement was a red flag to people who have made the adverb the biggest bugaboo of English usage over the past 50 years.
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Residents Expect New Orleans Paper Cut To Hurt

The Times-Picayune of New Orleans announced this week it would stop publishing seven days a week. The paper has a rich heritage and is widely loved in New Orleans. As Eileen Fleming of member station WWNO reports, when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, the paper continued to report despite danger and days-long power outages.
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A Tribute To Radio Legend Hal Jackson

Host Michel Martin and Tell Me More editor Ammad Omar comb through listener feedback and give news updates from past stories. They remember pioneering African-American broadcaster Hal Jackson, who died this week at age 96. They also give an update on Hikaru Nakamura, who recently won his third U.S. chess championship.
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Bad News In New Orleans: 'Times-Picayune' Slashing Staff, Going To 3 Days

Saying it needs to take action in order to survive, the news outlet will focus on its online operations.
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AMC Deal Signals Hollywood's New Bond With China

China's Dalian Wanda Group and AMC Entertainment announced a deal on Monday for Wanda to take over the U.S.-based AMC theater group. The companies say it would be the world's largest cinema chain. It's the latest in a string of deals between Hollywood and Chinese companies.
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Reporting From Inside: The AP's North Korea News Bureau

North Korea is one of the most restricted countries in the world, yet the Associated Press established a news bureau there earlier this year. Find out how they did it, and how they'll ensure their reporting is accurate and uncensored.

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Channel Surfing With Hank Stuever

We move the water cooler buzz about what you're watching - or not - on television to the air with Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever.

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TV Networks Try To Sell Advertisers On Fall Lineups

David Greene talks to reporter Kim Masters about some of the new TV shows coming out of this year's upfront presentations. The upfronts are when the networks present their fall lineups to advertisers and media. Masters is covering the upfronts for The Hollywood Reporter.

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