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Ashton Carter Nominated For Secretary Of Defense

Unlike outgoing Secretary Hagel, Carter is no former soldier — he's a theoretical physicist but knows the inner workings of the Pentagon well. Leading Senate Republicans say he'll be easily confirmed.
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'Blockbuster' Jobs Report Shows 321,000 Added To Payrolls

Previous months were revised upward and hourly wages climbed higher. All this has analysts wondering if the economy has finally kicked into a higher gear.
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'Rolling Stone' Walks Back On Sexual Assault Story At UVA

A Rolling Stone magazine story about a frat house gang rape rocked the academic world and sparked serious discussion about sexual assault is now being walked back. We hear reaction from the campus.
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Minneapolis Widow Remembers Her Husband, 'Spider-Man'

Aaron Purmort was a mild-mannered art director by day, crime-fighting superhero by night. He was, in fact, Spider-Man. At least, that's what Purmort and his wife, Nora, would have you believe.
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2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

Seven years after the Great Recession began, the U.S. job market finally is growing at a robust pace. In November, employers added 321,000 workers, raised wages and extended the average workweek.
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Killing Of Unarmed Black Man By White Officer Sparks Protests In Arizona

Phoenix police say the officer saw Rumain Brisbon reach into his pocket for something that turned out to be a bottle of oxycodone pills.
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'Rolling Stone' Says Trust In Gang-Rape Accuser Was 'Misplaced'

The magazine reported last month on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. It said today that there were "discrepancies" in its story.
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Staffers Resign En Masse At 'The New Republic' Amid Planned Changes

The magazine announced it was cutting its publication schedule, moving to New York and rebranding as a digital media company. Two top editors quit Thursday; more than half the masthead resigned today.
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What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.
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It's Brown, It's Barrel-Aged, It's ... Gin?

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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