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Week In Politics: Prayer Breakfast, Ukraine, Measles

E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's prayer breakfast, politicians weighing in on arming Ukraine and measles immunizations.
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U.S. Jobs Picture Finally Getting Back To Normal

The Labor Department provided more evidence Friday that the U.S. job picture is finally getting back to normal — nearly six years after the great recession ended. The monthly jobs report showed an increase more than a million jobs over the past three months. The unemployment rate did tick up to a notch, but even that is a positive signal.
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Satellite Set To Stream Daily Images Of Earth From Space

In 1998, Al Gore proposed using a satellite and the Internet to let us all see the awe-inspiring view of Earth that wows space travelers. That satellite may finally launch later this year.
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UNCF CEO: Obama's Community College Plan A 'Blunt Instrument'

Robert Siegel speaks with UNCF (formerly the United Negro College Fund) CEO Dr. Michael Lomax about President Obama's recent announcement to make community college free for all Americans.
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For Rockfish, A Tale Of Recovery, Hidden On Menus

Once depleted by decades of overfishing, rockfish have rebounded. But it's hard to tell this conservation and fishery management success story if purveyors continue to misidentify the tasty fish.
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What's So 'Cringeworthy' About Long Duk Dong in 'Sixteen Candles'?

Inquiring minds want to know: What's with the Gedde Watanabe shade in Thursday's post about Asian-Americans in TV and movies?
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Being With People Like You Offers Comfort Against Death's Chill

Iggy Ignatius bet that immigrants from India would long to live with other Indians in his Florida condos. He was right. Psychologists say intimations of mortality make us want to be with our own kind.
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Polarization Vortex: Obama, Bush Approval Shows Widest Partisan Gap

The ratings for the two most recent presidents had the biggest split between Republicans and Democrats.
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As Temperatures Drop, Shelter Needs For Homeless Families Rise

A homeless crisis in D.C. mirrors the increased need for sheltering the homeless in several American cities. Administrations examine possible solutions before space and resources run out.
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ISIS Claims U.S. Hostage Was Killed Friday In Jordanian Attack

We do not have confirmation of her fate, but her family says the American hostage is Kayla Mueller, an aid worker from Prescott, Ariz.

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