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California Reluctant To Further Reduce Its Prison Population

California is in the midst of an effort to bring its prison population down, as ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court. California Gov. Jerry Brown has submitted a new plan to further reduce the number of inmates. But he's still striking a defiant tone toward the courts — saying he's done enough to address overcrowding concerns.
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Jobs Report Better Than Expected, But Still Not That Great

Melissa Block talks with Adam Davidson about Friday's unemployment report for April and the methodology that underlies it.
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Stock Market Rallies On Better-Than-Expected Jobs Report

The stock market rallied on Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report. The Labor Department said employers added 165,000 jobs to payrolls in April. The unemployment rate ticked down to 7.5 percent.
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Justice In The Segregated South: A New Look At An Old Killing

A white off-duty constable shot and killed a paraplegic black man in Fayette, Miss., in 1965. Despite new witnesses who have memories of what happened that day, there's still not enough evidence to say whether Jasper Burchfield's claim of self-defense is true.
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New U.S. Trade Representative Faces Big Challenges Abroad

President Obama has named Michael Froman, a trusted adviser on international economic issues, to be the next U.S. Trade Representative. Froman will try to complete two giant trade deals that are in the works. But Froman's job won't be easy.
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Pre-Exam Party Grows Into Violent 'Drink Fest' In Madison

Officials in Madison, Wisc., are hoping to tamp down a traditional spring bash that's gotten out of control in recent years. Gilman Halstead reports the Mifflin Street Block Party keeps police and first responders busy dealing with violence and intoxicated crowds. This weekend students are being urged to attend an alternate event instead of the off-campus gathering.

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