Shots - Health Blog
10:08 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood Controversy Hangs Over Komen's Fundraising Races

An estimated 45,000 people took part in the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure in Little Rock, Ark., in Oct. 2010. But after a controversy involving potential cuts to funding of Planned Parenthood earlier this year, participation in fundraising races has dropped.
Brian Chilson AP

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 10:12 am

On Saturday, the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure will be run and walked in Washington. This year, the field won't be so crowded.

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Business
10:07 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Employment Growth Slows As Jobless Benefits Shrink

Aaron Moore completes a job application at a Los Angeles career fair on Thursday. Job growth has slowed sharply since the winter, the government said Friday.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 5:14 pm

May's higher unemployment rate and meager job creation couldn't have come at a worse time for people like Julia Gray. A Chicago-based writer and editor with a master's degree, Gray said she has been unemployed for 17 months. "The media world in Chicago is dead and deader," she said.

"I was collecting unemployment benefits for a while," she said. "It helped a great deal — it was incredibly important."

But now her benefits have run out, and her employment search goes on.

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It's All Politics
10:07 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Judge, Justice Department Weigh In On Who Can Vote In Florida

"I Voted" stickers are left ready for voters at a polling station on Jan. 31, the day of Florida's presidential primary, in Tampa.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 12:34 pm

In Florida, a battle is heating up on several fronts over who will be allowed to vote in the upcoming primary and the November general election.

In Tallahassee, a federal judge has blocked state elections officials from enforcing tough restrictions on groups that conduct voter registration drives.

And in Washington, the Justice Department has sent a letter to Florida telling it to immediately halt efforts to purge from the voting rolls people suspected of being noncitizens.

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The Two-Way
9:57 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Crazy For The Queen's Diamond Jubilee? Here's A Guide To The Guides

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in London on Wednesday.
Lewis Whyld AFP/Getty Images

If royal watching's your kind of thing, the next four days are going to be a treat.

Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration — marking 60 years on the throne — looks like it will be quite a show. Sunday's huge flotilla alone is predicted to be "the most spectacular nautical event seen in London for 350 years."

Want to know when to tune in?

The official website of the British Monarchy, of course, has a ton of information.

For broadcast schedules, though, you need to look elsewhere.

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Notable Texan
9:49 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Producer Judd Payne to deliver PHS graduation keynote address

Judd Payne, keynote speaker scheduled for PHS graduation on June 1st, is head of production at Wind Dancer Films.
www.winddancer.com

PARIS - A Paris native and hollywood producer is set to speak to the Paris High School graduating class tonight at Wildcat Stadium.

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Speed Limit Change
9:45 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Speed limit 75 starting today

Signs are being changed today on many of the Interstates in Texas, making the new limit of 75mph officially in effect.
TxDOT

TxDOT is changing speed limit signs on parts of Interstates throughout Texas today.

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The Two-Way
8:33 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Stocks Drop On Weak Jobs News

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 3:57 pm

Stock prices fell on Wall Street today as investors digested the much-weaker-than-expected report on job growth in May.

The damage? The Dow plunged 274 points or 2.2 percent. The Nasdaq fell 80 points or 2.82 percent.

CNN Money reports the Dow had the worst day of 2012, erasing "all its gains for the year."

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Deadly wreck
8:01 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Wreck results in death of Greenville woman

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HUNT COUNTY - A Hunt County woman has died and two Mesquite citizens hospitalized in a head-on collision Thursday night.

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Alice Reese
7:43 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Alice Reese: High marks for Snow White and the Huntsman

Still wondering why the movie has eight dwarfs instead of seven, local movie critic Alice Reese gives her stamp of approval for this weekend's headliner, starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron.

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The Two-Way
7:41 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.2 Percent In May As Just 69,000 Jobs Added

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 12:31 pm

Horrid. Lousy. Awful.

Those are just three of the words economists are using to describe the news that just 69,000 net jobs were added to public and private payrolls last month — and that the nation's jobless rate edged up to 8.2 percent from April's 8.1 percent.

The news has raised fears that the hoped-for strengthening of the economy may not materialize.

We posted on the news and followed with details from the report and reaction to it. It's now 11:22 am. ET, here's our original post and earlier updates:

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