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11:07 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Tajik Opposition Leader Shot Dead In Istanbul

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 11:56 am

Umarali Kuvatov, an outspoken critic of Tajikistan's autocratic president, was killed by a single shot to the head on a street in Istanbul, where he had been living in exile, according to Turkish media reports.

Kuvatov, 47, a businessman turned government opponent, was head of the Group 24 opposition movement. He had accused Tajik President Emomali Rahmon of corruption and nepotism.

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NPR Ed
10:08 am
Fri March 6, 2015

The School Where Everyone Fills Out The FAFSA

For the last two years, Chicago college and career coach Alana Mbanza has raffled off tickets to prom for students who've submitted their FAFSA.
Elissa Nadworny NPR

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 10:49 am

All this week we've been talking about the importance of applying for financial aid, the difficulty of doing so and what can be done to make it simpler.

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The Two-Way
9:55 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Apple To Replace AT&T In Dow Jones Industrial Average

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 11:43 am

Updated at 9:49 a.m. ET

Apple is in. AT&T is out. That's the word from the Dow Jones industrial average this morning.

The tech giant will replace the telecom giant after the close of trading on March 18, the S&P Dow Jones Indices said in a statement. The change is effective March 19.

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The Two-Way
8:41 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

Job applicant Rafael Ferrer, 49, (left) greets a representative of the Hilton Bentley Miami Beach hotel during a job fair at the Hospitality Institute in January.
Lynne Sladky AP

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 9:41 am

The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department's monthly survey, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent. The latest strong data beat expectations and follow a robust jump the previous month — a sign that the nation's economy is finally picking up steam.

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Europe
6:24 am
Fri March 6, 2015

German Nightclubs Try Out Urine-Repellent Paint

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 6:53 am

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Around the Nation
6:17 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Families Stage 'Sled-In' Protests On Capitol Hill

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 6:53 am

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Europe
5:18 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Will Greece's New Government Help The Muslim Minority Integrate?

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 11:14 am

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Around the Nation
5:03 am
Fri March 6, 2015

As Workers' Comp Varies From State To State, Workers Pay The Price

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 10:40 am

At the time of their accidents, Jeremy Lewis was 27, Josh Potter 25.

The men lived within 75 miles of each other. Both were married with two children about the same age. Both even had tattoos of their children's names.

Their injuries, suffered on the job at Southern industrial plants, were remarkably similar, too. Each man lost a portion of his left arm in a machinery accident.

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Being Unoriginal Is Not The Biggest Problem For 'Chappie'

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 6:07 am

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Hockey Great Slava Fetisov Featured In 'Red Army' Documentary

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:26 am

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