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'Dejected': Some Unemployed Give Up The Hunt

Unemployment slipped to 8.1 percent last month, in part because fewer job seekers were applying for positions. "I've been feeling very dejected and depressed," says one woman who has stopped looking for work. The share of adults working or seeking jobs is down to the lowest level since the 1981 recession.
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Surprising No One, Obama, Romney Don't Agree On Meaning Of April Jobs Stats

One cynical economist said the worst thing about the jobs report was "It provides just enough inane talking points for both sides of politics. That could probably be said for most first Fridays of the month during a general-election year when Democrats and Republicans try to extract any competitive advantage they can from the latest employment report from the U.S. Labor Department.
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Have You Friended Your Favorite Cause?

What Facebook did for organ donation this week underscores the power of social media in promoting a cause. No doubt social media can help charities make a quick splash, but more nonprofits are looking to harness its potential in a longer-lasting way.
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It's All Politics, May 3, 2012

With Washington abuzz over the president's trip to Afghanistan, this week's podcast focuses on stuff outside the Beltway: Sen. Dick Lugar's tough Republican primary contest in Indiana, and Wisconsin Democrats' selection of a candidate to take on GOP Gov. Scott Walker in the June recall election.
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'Falling Bear,' We Hardly Knew You; Famous Bruin Killed On Highway

It was just a week ago that he dropped into our lives. A photo of the bear falling from a tree in Colorado went viral. But Thursday, he was struck by two cars.
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5-Year-Olds Offer Wisdom On Turning 5

Five-year-olds across the country have been helping Tell Me More celebrate its 5th birthday by sharing their wise thoughts on being five. Today, as a final celebration, host Michel Martin talks to Tripp Perkins, Gabriella Young, Brook Chapman and Ana Milisits about the magical moment of turning five. And Ava Milisits gives a preview of turning six.
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Fracking: New Rules Aim To Bring 'Best Practices' To Public Lands

Among the proposals: Requiring companies that are extracting natural gas to disclose the chemicals they use.
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Usual Flower Is MIA At Michigan Tulip Festival

The hotter-than-usual temperatures in Holland, Mich., this spring brought tens of thousands of the cities tulips into bloom early. Many of the flowers are gone, leaving behind rows of stems.

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