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Judge, Justice Department Weigh In On Who Can Vote In Florida

A federal judge has blocked state elections officials from enforcing tough restrictions on groups that conduct voter registration drives. And the Justice Department has sent a letter to Florida telling it to immediately halt efforts to purge from the voting rolls people suspected of being noncitizens.
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Employment Growth Slows As Jobless Benefits Shrink

May's higher unemployment rate and meager job creation couldn't have come at a worse time for the long-term unemployed. The unwelcome news arrives just as federal support for unemployment benefits is starting to fade.
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#FollowFriday: Twitter Survival Tips From The Romney Campaign Trail

NPR's Ari Shapiro says living on the Romney campaign trail means lots of waiting. Waiting for the press bus to depart, waiting for the candidate to arrive, waiting for the Secret Service sniffer dog to inspect your gear. It's hard to get actual work done during those lulls. But it's easy to scan Twitter.
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'Lousy' News: Just 69,000 Jobs Added In May; Jobless Rate At 8.2 Percent

Both numbers are disappointments. Economists had expected BLS would say the jobless rate was 8.1 percent and that payrolls expanded by at least 150,000 jobs.
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Rare Double Egg Laid In Abilene, Texas

Every day on her farm in Abilene, Texas, Cookie Smith collects the eggs laid by her three hens. But recently she discovered something unusual in the coop. The Abilene Reporter News says it was an egg inside an egg. Smith and her husband decided not to eat either one.
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'Hero' Of Seattle Shootings: 'I Just Threw The Frigging Stool' At Gunman

But Lawrence Adams deflects the attention he's getting. He says the real hero is the barista who alerted police. A gunman killed four people at a cafe on Wednesday, and another person nearby, before taking his own life.
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'Call Of Duty' Creators, Activision Settle Lawsuit

Ben Fritz, a business reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talks to David Greene about what was gearing up to be the biggest lawsuit in the history of the video game industry. The creators of the Call of Duty franchise and the games' publisher were suing each other in suits totaling more than $2 billion. The trial was to start Friday in Los Angeles, but the parties settled at the last minute.
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Schilling Blames Rhode Island For Company's Troubles

Rhode Island officials are wrestling with the meltdown of a video game company that was meant to bolster the economically depressed state. Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling blames the state for not keeping his company afloat. About 400 workers lost their jobs, and taxpayers are on the hook for close to $100 million.
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May Jobs Report Is Much Worse Than Expected

The Labor Department said the U.S. economy added 69,000 jobs last month — far fewer than analysts expected. The unemployment rate also rose to 8.2 percent, up from 8.1 percent in April. The monthly jobs report is an important weather vane for anyone trying to get a bead on which way the economic winds are blowing.

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