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U.S. adds just 69,000 jobs in May, unemployment rises to 8.2 percent

The US economy added a scant 69,000 jobs in May, the lowest number in a year, and the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent, the government said Friday. The dismal report signaled that the much hoped-for recovery in the job market has stalled and fueled speculation that it may prompt…

Democrats deploy Bill Clinton in recall fight against Scott Walker

Bill Clinton will travel to Wisconsin on Friday to campaign in the state’s recall election amid accusations from local activists that the Obama administration has failed to get behind their bid to oust Republican governor Scott Walker. The Democratic National Committee announced the former president’s trip on Thursday in the hope that a…

Teen Stephens keeps US tennis hopes alive

Teenager Sloane Stephens kept the Stars and Stripes flying at the French Open on Friday with a 6-3, 6-2 third round win over Mathilde Johansson of France. The Florida youngster was one of just three Americans to make it into the third round along with Christina McHale and Uzbekistan-born Varvara…

Snigdha Nandipati wins National Spelling Bee with ‘guetapens’

San Diego teenager beat eight finalists to triumph in the National Spelling Bee after studying up to six hours a day Snigdha Nandipati has won the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word guetapens. A French-derived word meaning ambush, snare or trap, guetapens were much in evidence…

California split on marijuana legalization, most support medical use: poll

A new poll in the heart of the nationwide pro-marijuana movement finds that attitudes have not changed appreciably since California voters defeated a citizen’s initiative to legalize pot in 2010. The University of Southern……

Is John Edwards verdict the last straw for campaign finance?

John Edwards may have committed many sins, as his defense attorney noted, but a North Carolina jury on Thursday did not convict him of any crimes. The jury returned a not guilty verdict on the key charge in the federal campaign corruption……

Victory for voting rights groups as judge blocks key sections of new Florida law

Voting rights groups are celebrating a significant victory against what they claim is the pernicious spread of anti-democratic legislation across America after a federal judge in Florida blocked key sections of a new state law that discourages voter registration drives. Judge Robert Hinkle slapped down two of the most hotly…

Romney wins endorsement of Nancy Reagan

WASHINGTON — Nancy Reagan, the 90-year-old widow of president Ronald Reagan — an icon among Republican Party faithful — announced that she was endorsing Mitt Romney in this year’s contest. Romney and his wife Ann “joined me at my home for some lemonade and cookies and I offered my firm…

Congress leaders spar, Boehner rejects tax vote

WASHINGTON — US congressional leaders foreshadowed an election-year tax battle Thursday as House Speaker John Boehner nixed a Democrat proposal to vote on extending tax cuts for Americans earning under $1 million per year. Under a proposal laid out last week in a letter to Boehner, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi…

Pelosi: Constitutionality of health care reform ‘ironclad’

WASHINGTON — Top congressional Democrat Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she was confident that US President Barack Obama’s health care reform would be upheld by the Supreme Court, saying the law’s constitutionality was “ironclad.” A decision from the high court is due in June, and legal experts have been scrupulously studying…

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