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Friday, April 2, 2010

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  • Economy Added Jobs In March
    The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that employers added 162,000 positions last month, but the unemployment rate held steady at 9.7 percent for a third straight month. The numbers show the fastest rate of growth in three years.
  • Week In Politics Reviewed
    How Democrats and Republicans are spinning the jobs numbers; the president's plan to open parts of the U.S. coastline to oil and natural gas drilling; and who, if anyone, counts as a moderate Republican. David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post offer their insight about the week in politics.
  • Letters: April Fool
    Reaction to a Tom Moon review of a new CD box set of NPR funding credits ranged from wildly enthusiastic to downright disappointed. Robert Siegel and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mail.
  • Ex-College Stars Seek A Piece Of The NCAA's Billions
    As the NCAA Final Four heads to Indianapolis, a number of its former stars are headed to a courtroom. Former UCLA standout Ed O'Bannon is headlining a class-action suit that demands some of the money college basketball makes selling the likenesses of its stars to video-game makers and others.
  • Dodgers Fans Fear Owners' Divorce May Hurt Team
    Lawyers for Frank and Jamie McCourt, owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers, revealed some eye-popping details about the couple's lavish lifestyle this week. As the McCourts tussle over cash and property, many fans worry the team will be the big loser.
  • German Archbishop Says Church Failed Abuse Victims
    The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany expressed "shame" at the scandal, and a hot line for victims of abuse by clergy and church employees has been set up. But victims groups continue to press for action from independent investigators and the German government, saying the church has shown itself unable to investigate its own crimes.
  • Catholic Paper Says Pope's Credibility Is At Stake
    The National Catholic Reporter has aggressively covered the ongoing story of child abuse by priests in the U.S. for the past 25 years. It is now among the voices calling for Pope Benedict XVI to answer questions directly as the scandal again gains force in Europe and the U.S.
  • Back In The Day, When 'Titans' Were Titans
    An Australian ninja of a Perseus tries to save humanity from the wrath of a high-Brit Hades and an apparently Irish Zeus. If you thought this Clash couldn't possibly be any campier than the 1981 original, think again.
  • After Walk To Canada, Vermont Local Dubbed Hero
    For more than a century, the residents of Derby Line, Vt., have been taking shortcuts into and out of Canada — on narrow, ungated streets in the center of town. On the U.S. side, they've been walking about 100 yards to report at the official checkpoint. But two months ago, an American pharmacist took a walk like that and got arrested. He insists he did nothing wrong — and he's become a local hero.
  • Beyond 50: American States That Might Have Been
    In his book Lost States, Michael J. Trinklein reimagines the U.S. with the many states that never made it into the republic: Transylvania, Forgottonia, and Texlahoma, to name a few.

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