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According to new numbers, the U.S. economy continued to add jobs at a steady pace in July. Employers added 209,000 jobs to their payrolls, and while the report showed the unemployment rate ticking up slightly to 6.2 percent, even that was a somewhat positive sign.
On the occasion of the July jobs report, Ari Shapiro speaks with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about the growth in hiring and what that means for the U.S. labor market.
A Florida judge has ordered the state legislature to come back from recess for a special session. Lawmakers will be expected to draw up new maps for congressional districts found unconstitutional. The judge says he may push back the November 4 election date and order special elections in the affected districts.
Ari Shapiro talks to Tim Rogers, founder of The Nicaragua Dispatch, about why Nicaragua is not a player in the child migrant crisis.
The Shetland Islands, a cluster of rocks in the North Sea, is an unusual place. Wealthy from offshore oil, Shetlanders are yet wedded to ancient traditions. And they play the fiddle like no one else.
Margaret Low Smith has spent the past three decades with NPR, first as a production assistant and lately as the leader of the network's news division. As she departs from the network, Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish offer a word of thanks.