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Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

July 2
Susanna Capelouto / NPR

Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.

Labor Department To Release Jobless Data Ahead Of Holiday Weekend

July 1
Jim Zarroli / NPR

Economists surveyed by Reuters are predicting that employers added about 230,000 jobs to their payrolls. That's less than the month before but still a pretty strong showing.

Senators Call For VA To Explain Why It Couldn't Find Mustard-Gassed Veterans

July 1
Caitlin Dickerson / NPR

A dozen senators have also called on the Veterans Administration to say why some of the WWII-era troops who were found by an NPR Investigation were denied benefits.

Industry Payments To Doctors Are Ingrained, Federal Data Show

July 1
Charles Ornstein / NPR

The latest data on payments from drug and device companies to doctors show that many doctors received payments on 100 or more days last year. Some received payments on more days than they didn't.

Justice Department Investigating Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

July 1
Brian Naylor / NPR

The department says it is looking into "possible unlawful coordination" by several major carriers.

Militants Stage Series Of Deadly Attacks In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

July 1
Brian Naylor / NPR

The early morning attacks on checkpoints were later claimed by the Sinai affiliate of the self-described Islamic State.

Somebody Is Cutting Internet Cables In California

July 1
Brian Naylor / NPR

There have been at least 11 attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area since a year ago, according to the FBI. The most recent occurred Tuesday and disrupted service as far north as Seattle.

U.S., Cuba Formally Resume Diplomatic Relations

July 1
Brian Naylor / NPR

The two countries have agreed to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana. President Obama calls it a historic step forward after 50 years of hostilities.

Greece Signals It May Accept Terms Of Bailout – With Some Conditions

July 1
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

In a letter to creditors, the prime minister said Greece will accept most terms proposed June 28. It's unclear if the letter will have any impact. Greece has defaulted on a loan payment to the IMF.

AP Source: US, Cuba To Announce Plan To Open Embassies

June 30
By Associated Press
Tease photo

President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals.

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