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jobs

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Jobless rates hover at near pre-recession levels

New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week.

claw

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Missing toddler found safe, playing in ‘claw crane’ machine

A 3-year-old boy has been reunited with his mother after being found playing inside a coin-operated arcade game.

immigration

today

Obama, Republicans feud over immigration

Partisan bickering over immigration reform intensified as each side accused the other of standing in the way of progress.

gun

today

Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50M on gun control

Michael Bloomberg ramped up efforts to fight gun violence with a $50 million grassroots campaign to organize voters on gun control.

utahmom

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Police say Utah mom gave birth at home

Police say a mother accused of slaying six of her infant children secretly gave birth at home and then immediately killed them.

mud

yesterday

Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39

The official death toll from a mudslide rose to 39, after search teams pulled out two more bodies from the mud and rubble.

gm

yesterday

Senators press Delphi on GM recalls

Lawmakers probing how GM used faulty ignition switches are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

obama

yesterday

Obama to announce $600M job training initiative

The plan is part of an effort launched in the State of the Union speech to act in the absence of a consensus from a divided Congress.

obamacare

yesterday

New poll shows Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare

Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a new poll.

stabbing

yesterday

Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

Students plan to gather in prayer and in support a week after a mass stabbing.

korea

yesterday

Nearly 300 missing after boat sinks off S. Korea coast

Frantic rescue efforts are underway in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.

mustang

yesterday

Ford Mustang turns 50 with no sign of mid-life crisis

American popular culture was gaining global reach in the early 1960s, and the Mustang went along for the ride.

boston

Tuesday

Gratitude, defiance marks Boston bombing memorial

The city and the nation mark the first anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

mudslide

Tuesday

Death toll in Washington state mudslides rises to 37

The death toll from a mudslide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the Cascade foothills continues to rise.

cross

Tuesday

White supremacist charged with Passover Eve killings

Prosecutors are considering possible federal hate crimes charges against the suspect.

utah

Tuesday

$6M bond for mom accused in infant slayings

A Utah mother is accused of killing six of her own newborn children over a 10-year period and stuffing their bodies into cardboard boxes.

moon

Tuesday

Rare ‘blood moon’ seen across America in total lunar eclipse

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.

obama

Tuesday

Obama warns Russia in tense call with Putin

Obama told Putin in a tense phone call that Moscow should use its influence to get separatists in the country to stand down.

Twitter

Monday

Teen’s terror prank might be dumbest Tweet ever

The online meltdown was a whirlwind of tween-speak, full of OMGs and posts that lack any common sense or punctuation.

kansas

Monday

Suspect in deadly Jewish center shootings faces hate crime charges

Police say the suspect was a former member of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan movement.

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Spotters Prepare For Storm Season

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Severe storm spotting classes are going on across the region, as the turn to warmer weather approaches.

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One Final Day In Lincoln

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Nebraska lawmakers are back in Lincoln today for the final day of the 2014 session.

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Yankton Man Wins Economic Development Award

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Ron Kraft of Yankton was given the “Excellence in Economic Development Award.”

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Job Fairs To Be Held

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A coalition of seven construction trade groups will hold job fairs across the Dakotas, looking to fill hundreds of open…

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Cold Weather Delays Field Work

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Spring fieldwork is off to a late start. University of Minnesota Extension Climatologist Mark Seeley this is the result of…