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9:28 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Weekly Standard: Yes, There Are Jobs In Wisconsin

A sign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker hangs on a statue in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol on March 10, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:12 am

John McCormack is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard.

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The Two-Way
9:20 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Good News, Bad News: Japanese Economy Surges, But Likely Will Slow

In a classic example of "on the one hand, on the other hand" economic analysis, the word that Japan's economy grew at a strong 4.1 percent annual rate in the first quarter is being followed by cautionary talk of slower growth for the world's third-largest economy in coming quarters.

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Around the Nation
8:55 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Haitian Boy Rescued At Sea, Now A Coast Guard Grad

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadet Orlando Morel reviews a logbook in the generator room aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle on June 23. Morel was 6 years old when he and his mother were rescued by the Coast Guard while leaving Haiti. Morel graduated Wednesday from the academy in New London, Conn.
NyxoLyno Cangemi AP

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 11:29 am

Orlando Morel was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard in the waters off the Florida coast when he was a 6-year-old Haitian refugee. Now 24, he's headed back to Haiti for a tour of duty after graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

At the graduation ceremony Wednesday, Morel stepped smartly across the stage in his crisp dress white uniform as the dean read his name. Waiting at the other end of the stage with his commission as ensign was his adoptive mother, retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Louise Jackson.

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Opinion
8:52 am
Thu May 17, 2012

The Nation: Where's The DNC In Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Waukesha County GOP Lincoln Day dinner at the Country Springs Hotel on March 31, 2012 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Walker is facing a recall election in his state.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:11 am

John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent.

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Shots - Health Blog
8:47 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Embattled Hospital Debt Collector Taps Politicians For Defense

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announces a lawsuit against Accretive Health in Jan., saying the company failed to protect the confidentiality of health care records for thousands of Minnesota residents. The charges have widened to include the company's tactics in collecting debts.
Jim Mone AP

So what do you do when you're accused of hitting up sick patients in the hospital to pay their bills — sometimes even before they get treatment?

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