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Friday, February 3, 2012

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  • Jobs Numbers May Boost Obama Re-election Effort
    Friday's lower unemployment figures are good news for the Obama administration early in an election year.
  • Week In Politics: Unemployment Rate, Primaries
    Audie Cornish talks to our regular political commentators — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about the new unemployment figures and the presidential primary race.
  • Fairway To Heaven: Trump Eyes A Golf Course Burial
    Donald Trump, the man who can buy anything, wants to build a cemetery for himself and members of his private golf club at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. But it's taking an eternity for Trump to get his cemetery built.
  • 'Best Practices': Learning To Live With Asperger's
    David Finch was 30-years-old when he discovered that he was on the autism spectrum. In Journal of Best Practices, he describes how he learned to manage the disorder — and become a better husband and father in the process.
  • Afghans View Peace Talks With Hope, Suspicion
    The surprise announcement that the U.S. and the Taliban could soon begin peace talks in Qatar may have increased the chances of a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan. But some Afghans wonder whether such talks are about stabilizing Afghanistan — or just helping U.S. troops leave.
  • In Egypt, Military Blamed For Targeting Soccer Fans
    Violent protests continued for a second day in Egypt in response to the deadly riot at a soccer match earlier this week. Many of the protesters claim authorities chose not to stop the soccer riots as retaliation against fan groups — known as Ultras — who had a hand in the country's political uprisings last year. Melissa Block talks with Adel Iskandar, Lecturer in media studies at Georgetown University, about the role of the Ultra football fan clubs in Egypt's politics.
  • Republican Contenders Take Pitches To Nevada
    Republican candidates are campaigning across the state ahead of Saturday's caucuses. The state looks much different than it did four years ago — today it leads the country in home foreclosures, personal bankruptcies and unemployment.
  • Voting Heads West: A Nevada Republican Presidential Caucus Primer
    While hotels along the Vegas Strip are full of Super Bowl fans and convention attendees this weekend, another event will be playing out Saturday at more than 100 locations across the state. Nevada's Republican presidential caucuses will be taking place, and mostly in low-key places.
  • Russian Communists Court Discontented Youth
    Two decades after communist rule ended in Russia, dissatisfaction with Vladimir Putin's ruling United Russia party is growing. Now, the Communist Party is trying to capitalize on the political ferment, especially among the young. But some say the party's Soviet-era leader is an impediment.
  • How Did That Ad Make You Feel? Ask A Computer
    Rosalind Picard specializes in something called affective computing. She designs technology that can measure and communicate human emotion. Her work started with autistic children, and from there, she moved on to using computers to assess people's emotional connections to brands.

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