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Amid Unemployment Numbers, Faces Of Those Who've Lost Hope

Host Scott Simon talks with people who have spent months trying to find work about how they are making ends meet.
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Jobs Report Produces More Relief Than Celebration

The February jobs reports came in stronger than expected. Employers added 236,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent. But is the uptick in hiring likely to be sustained?
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Returning From Duty, Finding Families' Embrace

For Navy Lt. Mark Radlinski, coming home from Iraq was both the best and worst day. But his brother had no mixed emotions — it was all positive. When Felicia Banks deployed with the Army, her children were not as aware of what was going on. They knew they were thrilled to have her back, though.
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In Chicago, Dueling Ads Over The Meaning Of 'Jihad'

There is an advertising battle going on over the Arabic term jihad. In Chicago, a group has launched a bus and subway ad campaign meant to reclaim the term jihad from another series of ads that presents jihadists as violent.
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Improved U.S. Jobs Numbers Could Take A Hit From New Budget Cuts

The White House is cheering a better than expected jobs report. But economists caution that automatic government spending cuts could lead to slower job growth in the months to come.
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Dismissal Of Air Force Officer's Sexual Assault Conviction Raises Questions

Members of Congress are demanding answers after an Air Force commander overturned the guilty verdict in a sexual assault case. A military jury had convicted an Air Force officer and sentenced him to a year in prison and dismissal from the service. The commander has not publicly explained his decision. Audie Cornish talks to Stars and Stripes reporter Nancy Montgomery, who's been covering the story.
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Economists Pleasantly Surprised By February Jobs Report

The jobs report for February came in surprisingly strong this morning. Employers added 236,000 jobs to payrolls and the unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 7.7 percent.
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Faced With Massive Budget Cuts, Philadelphia Plans To Shutter 23 Schools

School officials in Philadelphia announced Thursday night the names of 23 schools that will be closed to help narrow a budget gap of more than $1 billion. Philadelphia is one of several big city school districts that are shutting down schools amid declining enrollments, the rise of charter schools and low student achievement.
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Chicago Blackhawks Continue Remarkable NHL Winning Streak

Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the Chicago Blackhawks record in the NHL.

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