The 11.7 million Americans searching for work got discouraging news Friday morning when the Labor Department said employers created only 88,000 net jobs in March. The weak job growth comes at the same time benefits for the long-term unemployed are shrinking.
The ruling could end a more than decade-long battle that has spanned two administrations. The decision overturns a controversial 2011 action by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius overruling the Food and Drug Administration's decision to allow sale of morning-after pill without a prescription or regard for a person's age.
The NCAA men's basketball tournament is down to the Final Four. Louisville will play Wichita State and Syracuse faces Michigan. Why does college basketball celebrate the semifinalist teams almost as much as the finalists?
Administration officials are telling news outlets that the budget the president unveils next week will include proposals he made last year during negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Those include changes that could reduce increases in Social Security and Medicare spending.
Thomas McAllister believes in his Washington, D.C. teams so much that he's vowing not to shave until one of them - the Redskins, Wizards, Capitals or Nationals - goes all the way. The Washington Post says he hasn't shaved since last June, a day before he got married.
The Labor Department releases its latest unemployment figures for March Friday morning. The news a month ago was surprisingly good — more new jobs than expected helped to push down the jobless rate to 7.7 percent.
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