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10:45 am
Fri February 3, 2012

January's Jobless Rate Shows Spurt Of Growth

Originally published on Fri February 3, 2012 10:57 am

The Labor Department said the economy added 243,000 jobs in January, well beyond many economists' expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent.

13.7: Cosmos And Culture
10:42 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Seeing What You Mean

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Originally published on Fri February 3, 2012 9:43 am

Readers of 13.7 may have noticed headlines this past week trumpeting the latest "brain reading" breakthroughs coming out of UC Berkeley's neuroscience laboratories.

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'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup
10:42 am
Fri February 3, 2012

It's All Politics, Feb. 2, 2012


Originally published on Fri February 3, 2012 9:48 am

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Newt's momentum is halted in Florida, and now Mitt has what looks to be a good month ahead of him, starting with Nevada on Saturday. Plus, women's health turns (more) political, Gov. Bev Perdue becomes the latest North Carolina Democrat to bow out, and we say goodbye to Boston's former Mayor Kevin White. NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving have the latest in this week's political roundup.

The Two-Way
10:20 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Rights Group Says Syrian Security Forces Detained, Tortured Children

A young boy carries the Syrian-rebel adopted flag during an anti-regime demonstration in the Syrian village of al-Qsair, not far from Homs.
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Human Rights Watch has a harrowing report out today about what it says is the targeting of children by Syria's government forces.

"Children have not been spared the horror of Syria's crackdown," Lois Whitman, children's rights director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement. "Syrian security forces have killed, arrested and tortured children in their homes, their schools or on the streets. In many cases, security forces have targeted children just as they have targeted adults."

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10:00 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Las Vegas Principal Hopes To Beat The Odds

Nevada has the lowest high school graduation rate in the country. But now a multi-million dollar federal grant is helping one district turn its schools around. Host Michel Martin speaks with a principal who spent last Saturday knocking on the doors of students who dropped out, encouraging them to come back to school.