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Politics
6:22 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Clinton, White House Play Delicate Dance As Emails Await Release

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her mobile phone in March 2012 after her address to the Security Council at United Nations headquarters. While she's asked the State Department to quickly release her emails from her tenure as secretary, the process likely will take months — dragging out media coverage and critical questions.
Richard Drew AP

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:04 pm

The State Department says it will work as quickly as possible to review the emails former Secretary Hillary Clinton turned over in 2014, but combing through all 55,000 pages could take months.

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U.S.
5:49 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Part-Time Workers Struggle With Full-Time Juggling Act

Note: Seasonally adjusted, in millions, for each February (2007-2015)
NPR Bureau of Labor Statistics

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:04 pm

The cold weather did not hamper hiring last month. Employers added nearly 300,000 jobs to payrolls, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent.

Despite another strong report, there is little evidence that all the hiring is putting upward pressures on wages.

And there are more than 6.5 million people working part time who would like to have more hours.

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The Two-Way
5:28 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Snowden: Asylum In Switzerland A 'Great Political Option'

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by the ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu on Feb. 14.
Marco Garcia AP

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 6:29 pm

Edward Snowden wants Switzerland to grant him asylum.

The NSA leaker made the remark as he spoke to an audience in Geneva via a video link from Moscow, where he has been living in exile to avoid U.S. prosecution on espionage charges.

"I would love to return to Switzerland, some of my favorite memories are from Geneva. It's a wonderful place," Snowden told the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, where the Oscar-winning documentary about his case, Citizenfour, was screened.

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Around the Nation
4:37 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Boston Less Than 2 Inches Away From Breaking Snowfall Record

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 5:30 pm

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Sports
4:29 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Pacquiao, Mayweather Fight Sparks Hopes Of Boxing Revival

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 5:30 pm

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Law
4:29 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

System For Reporting Police Killings Unreliable, Study Finds

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 5:30 pm

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Politics
4:29 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Justice Department To File Corruption Charges Against Sen. Menendez

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 5:30 pm

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U.S.
4:29 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Iditarod's Top Dogs Will Brave New Twists

Aliy Zirkle drives her dog team during the 2014 Iditarod.
Emily Schwing KUAC

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:04 pm

The Iditarod Sled Dog race starts tomorrow. The normal route takes mushers over mountain ranges, across frozen tundra and sea ice for 1000 miles.

This year, unseasonably warm weather forced a change in the route, but that doesn't mean the level of competition has lightened.

The Iditarod normally starts in Anchorage, but the race committee was forced to relocate the start line to Fairbanks due to poor trail conditions.

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The Salt
4:14 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Should Labels Say Meat Was Made In USA? Ranchers, Meatpackers Disagree

Gayland Regier carries buckets of feed to his cattle in southeast Nebraska. Imported cattle make up a small portion of the American beef supply, but many American farmers and ranchers are concerned that foreign-sourced meat could distort their markets.
courtesy of Grant Gerlock/NET News/Harvest Public Media

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 5:14 pm

You've probably seen, but may not have noticed, labels on the meat at your grocery store that say something like "Born, Raised, & Harvest in the U.S.A." or "Born and Raised in Canada, Slaughtered in the U.S."

These country-of- origin labels, as they are known, are part of an ongoing international trade dispute that has swept up Midwest ranchers. And they may not be long for store shelves.

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The Two-Way
3:50 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Source: Justice Dept. Prepares To Charge N.J. Sen. Menendez With Corruption

The Justice Department is planning to bring corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., alleging that he did political favors for a friend and donor, NPR has confirmed.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Updated at 3:17 p.m. ET

The Justice Department is planning to bring corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., alleging that he did political favors for a friend and donor, NPR's Carrie Johnson has confirmed.

A person familiar with the case tells Carrie that a decision has been made to go forward with a prosecution.

"It is not clear how long it will take for actual criminal charges to emerge," Carrie says.

The case is being handled by the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section in Washington, she adds.

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