Shots - Health Blog
8:59 am
Fri March 9, 2012

FDA: Skin-Lightening Creams Pose Mercury Threat

FDA

What is it with heavy metals showing up in cosmetics?

First it was lead in lipstick. Now, the Food and Drug Administration warns that some beauty products made overseas contain mercury.

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Politics
8:52 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Filing deadline Friday for May 29 political party primaries

GREENVILLE - Filing continues through 6 p.m. George Alexander, of Greenville, will oppose District 2 State Representative Dan Flynn, of Van, after filing for the position Tuesday. No Democrats had filed for the post as of Thursday afternoon. 

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The Salt
8:45 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Insect Experts Issue 'Urgent' Warning On Using GM Seeds

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 2:28 pm

For America's agricultural biotech companies, the corn rootworm is threatening to turn into their worst nightmare.

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The Two-Way
8:30 am
Fri March 9, 2012

'Horrified' by Destruction She Saw, U.N. Humanitarian Chief Presses Syria

Feb. 11, 2012: some of the damage in the Baba Amr district of Homs, Syria.
AFP/Getty Images

There are stark words this morning from the U.N.'s top humanitarian affairs official about what she saw this week during a two-day visit to Syria. In a statement sent to reporters, Valerie Amos says, in part:

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It's All Politics
8:27 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Friday Political Grab Bag: Economy Adds More Jobs Than Experts Forecast Etc

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 8:50 am

In another sign that the economic recovery is deepening, the U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February, according to the Labor Department, more than what many economists had expected. Meanwhile, the jobless rate of 8.3 percent remained unchanged from the prior month even as more workers entered the workforce. The news kept alive a trend helpful to President Obama re-election chances.

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Murder appeal
8:17 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Holloway heading back to prison

AUSTIN - A lower court ruling has been upheld in the case of Danny Holloway, the Paris man convicted in the 2001 stabbing death of a woman.

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Economy
8:17 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Will Improving Economy Bring Surge Of Job Seekers?

People waited in line to get into a job fair in Independence, Ohio, in November.
Tony Dejak AP

William Johnson, a graphic designer by trade, recalls with much bitterness the long, grinding job hunt that followed his 2007 pink slip in Milwaukee.

"There were some people I emailed or called 10 or 15 times," he says. "After a few years of that, not hearing back from people ... slowly but surely I just sort of gave up."

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Politics
8:01 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Contested races for area hospital board elections

We’ve been reporting this week on the city council and school board races in our region, as Monday marked the filing deadline for the May 12 elections. Filing also came to a close Monday for area hospital board elections, scheduled for the same day.

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It's All Politics
7:38 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Next For GOP: A Brief Stop In Kansas And A Southern Swing

Rick Santorum poses with people at Harvest Graphics, a small business, during a campaign stop Wedneday in Lenexa, Kansas.
Julie Denesha Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 7:39 am

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Up next in the Republican presidential race is Kansas, which holds its caucuses Saturday.

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas — the 1996 GOP presidential nominee — is urging the state's Republican electorate to back Mitt Romney.

Dole, who had endorsed Romney months ago, called the former Massachusetts governor "a main street conservative" in a statement Thursday, released by the Romney campaign.

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The Two-Way
7:32 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Unemployment Rate Stayed At 8.3 Percent In February

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 8:53 am

There were 227,000 net jobs added to private and public payrolls last month and the nation's unemployment rate remained unchanged, at 8.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported.

We'll have more from the report shortly. And watch for the Planet Money blog to add its take later.

Update at 9:50 a.m. ET. White House Comment:

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