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Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb speaks at the National Sheriffs Association conference June 30, 2015, in Baltimore. Webb announced that he will run for president today. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Famously Scottish-American, Jim Webb is a Marine...
Watch VideoJUDY WOODRUFF: It was the nation’s worst oil disaster and came to be known as the BP spill. After a long and bitter fight that played out in the courts, a record settlement was finally announced today. The oil gushed from BP’...
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JUDY WOODRUFF: The latest U.S. jobs report brought some sighs of relief. The overall number of new jobs showed the economy is not starting to sputter, as some had feared earlier this year. But other patterns in the labor market are a source of...
The numbers are in for June. The U.S. added 223,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped two tenths of a percent to rest at 5.3 percent. At first blush, the numbers look great, as reflected by some early reaction on Twitter. Solid June jobs...
A plate sits full of crispy fried catfish. For years, generations of Turners have passed around similar platters during the family’s annual reunion in Tupelo, Mississippi. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Smith/Flickr Editor’s Note: A version of...