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2:22am

Thu July 2, 2015
Economy

Jobs Report Expected To Show 'Stronger Momentum' In Economy

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 8:16 am

Economists surveyed by Reuters are predicting that employers added about 230,000 jobs to their payrolls in June. That's less than the month before but still a pretty strong showing.

Because of the Independence Day holiday, the unemployment report is being released on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. ET. It is normally issued on a Friday.

The U.S. economy slowed a lot over the winter, but as the weather has improved so has the job market. On Wednesday, the payroll processing company ADP said private employers added about 237,000 jobs in June — the biggest gain since December.

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7:28pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

POTUS Weighs In: No Peas In Guacamole

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 12:54 pm

This is guacamole, the way we love it, not The New York Times recipe with fresh peas, about which the Twittersphere had something to say — a lot to say, actually.
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If you were about to talk to President Obama and suggest that he try adding fresh peas to guacamole, don't. The Twitterverse learned this when someone asked Obama what he thought about a recipe The New York Times published that suggested adding fresh peas. The recipe drew a lot of rotten tomatoes from average folks, and someone asked Obama what he thought.

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6:49pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Cities In California Conserved A Lot Of Water In May

The decrease in water usage comes from statewide mandatory water cuts that Gov. Jerry Brown put in place.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

Cities in drought-plagued California took water conservation seriously in May. Residential water use went down by 28.9 percent in May, according to a press release from the State Water Resources Control Board.

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6:05pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Salt

A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The Kitchen

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:40 pm

University of Chicago medical student Manny Quaidoo adds a pinch of salt to the spinach feta frittata he's learning to cook as part of a culinary medicine class.
Monica Eng WBEZ

When it comes to premature death and disease, what we eat ranks as the single most important factor, according to a study in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Yet few doctors say they feel properly trained to dispense dietary advice. One group, at least, is trying to fill that knowledge gap.

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6:03pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Senators Call For VA To Explain Why It Couldn't Find Mustard-Gassed Veterans

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 10:32 am

A group of 12 U.S. senators is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to help World War II veterans who were exposed to mustard gas, after an NPR Investigation found the VA broke a decades-old promise to provide them compensation.

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6:00pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Sports

As The NBA's Free Agency Period Begins, LeBron James Has All The Power

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:22 pm

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6:00pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Latin America

Puerto Rico Says With Restructuring It Can Pay Off Debts

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:22 pm

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4:59pm

Wed July 1, 2015
U.S.

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 9:30 am

Metropolitan Division officers finish another "rollback" operation. They searched the apartment of a paroled armed robber and gang member. These rollbacks are a cornerstone of the Metro Division's strategy of tracking people who may re-offend, and suppressing crime before it happens.
Martin Kaste NPR

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.

Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is half what it was in the early 1990s — so police departments are under pressure to crack down. But at the same time, their tactics are under more scrutiny from the public, and they have to be careful not to appear too heavy-handed.

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4:58pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Shots - Health News

Industry Payments To Doctors Are Ingrained, Federal Data Show

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 3:54 pm

Few days went by last year when New Hampshire nephrologist Ana Stankovic didn't receive a payment from a drug company.

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4:57pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Justice Department Investigating Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 5:46 pm

The Justice Department says it is investigating "possible unlawful coordination" by several major airline carriers. American, Delta, Southwest and United Airlines have all confirmed receiving letters from the Justice Department.

In a statement, American said the department "seeks documents and information from the last two years that are related to statements and decisions about airline capacity."

A United spokesman said the company is complying fully in regard to the probe.

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4:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Health

Health Officials Announce Return Of Ebola In Liberia

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:41 pm

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4:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Latin America

Salvadorean Children Hope To Reunite With Parents Under U.S. Program

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:23 pm

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4:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Race

Charleston, S.C., Residents Call On Each Other To Improve Race Relations

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:36 pm

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4:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Shots - Health News

How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 6:30 pm

The experiment used a fake photo of actor Clint Eastwood and Pisa's leaning tower to test how the brain links person and place.
Courtesy of Matias Ison/Neuron

If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw him.

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4:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Parallels

Who's Behind A String Of Bombings In Ukraine's Black Sea 'Pearl'?

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:42 pm

Police search the area near a destroyed billboard reading "Crimea is Ukraine!" following an explosion in Odessa on June 12.
Alexey Kravtsov AFP/Getty Images

Oleg Konstantinov, the editor of a news website called Dumskaya in Ukraine's port city of Odessa, pulls up a map on a computer screen in his small, crowded newsroom. It's dotted with red, yellow, orange and green fire-burst icons, indicating where 34 bombings have taken place in the city over the past year or so.

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