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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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Gun Owners, Activists Descend On Houston For NRA Convention

Melissa Block speaks with Wade Goodwyn, who is at the National Rifle Association convention in Houston.
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Democrats Have High Hopes Of Defeating Sanford In S.C.

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District hasn't elected a Democrat since 1978. But in a race against scandal-ridden former Gov. Mark Sanford, Democrats think their candidate, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, has a chance to pull it off in Tuesday's special election.
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Employment Numbers Tell Us A Lot (But Not That Much)

The jobs report for April showed stronger job creation and a four-year low in the unemployment rate, sending stocks soaring. But the monthly numbers, while encouraging, are bound to be revised. That suggests that perhaps we're paying too much attention to them.
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Witherspoon's Punishment: $100 Fine & A Viral Arrest Video

Friday in Atlanta, actress Reese Witherspoon pleaded no contest to obstruction. She was arrested last month in Atlanta for berating a state trooper as he administered a sobriety test to her husband. Now, the dashcam video of her arrest has hit the Web.
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Reality Check: Strapped States Cutting Unemployment Benefits

During the recession, states have run up a $30 billion debt to Washington because they haven't had enough funds to cover unemployment checks. Now they're cutting benefits at the same time federal payments are being reduced because of the sequester.

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