3:43pm

Wed June 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Two Million 'Open Jobs?' Yes, But U.S. Has A Skills 'Mismatch'

It's an eye-catching claim at a time when the unemployment rate is 9.1 percent, 13.9 million people are officially unemployed and another 8.5 million are working part-time but would like to have full-time jobs:

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3:00pm

Wed June 15, 2011
Around the Nation

ATF Agents: Gun Program A Leadership Failure

Three agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms marched to Congress on Wednesday to blow the whistle on a risky operation targeting gun traffickers.

They told the House Government Reform Committee that more than 1,000 guns tied to the ATF's investigation of drug cartels are still missing somewhere in the U.S. and Mexico. Lawmakers want to know who approved the operation in the first place.

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2:52pm

Wed June 15, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

L.A. Becomes First Big School District To Ban Chocolate Milk

How sweet it is...
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In the battle for nutrition bragging rights, Los Angeles has beat New York — at least when it comes to scratching chocolate milk and other less-healthful items from the school lunch menu.

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2:44pm

Wed June 15, 2011
Planet Money

Growing Pains For Pandora And Groupon

Originally published on Thu June 16, 2011 8:21 am

Pandora, the online radio company that went public today, is losing money. Yet investors are rushing in to buy Pandora stock, which is now valued at over $3 billion.

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2:30pm

Wed June 15, 2011
The Two-Way

10 Lawmakers File Suit Challenging President On Libya

A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is asking a judge for an order suspending military operations without congressional approval in Libya.

The AP reports that the lawsuit, helmed by Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.), contends that Obama "violated the Constitution in bypassing Congress and using international organizations like the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to authorize military force."

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1:37pm

Wed June 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Poll Finds Afghanistan Most Dangerous Country For Women

A Thompson Reuters Foundation poll that surveyed 213 gender experts from five continents found that Afghanistan is the worst place for women. The Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan ranked second and third.

The BBC reports:

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1:35pm

Wed June 15, 2011
Environment

U.S. Forest Service Grants Limited Access to Cavers in Colorado

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

As a deadly bat fungus continues to spread west, U.S. Forest Service officials in Colorado say they’re granting a limited exemption to cavers during an upcoming convention in July. The move signals cooperation between the U.S. Forest Service and recreationalists as North American bats face one of the deadliest diseases in recent memory.

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1:10pm

Wed June 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Congressional Report Slams ATF's 'Fast And Furious' Operation

Two leading congressional critics of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' so-called Operation Fast and Furious have issued a scathing report on the program that allegedly let hundreds of guns go from the U.S. to Mexico — with deadly results.

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12:57pm

Wed June 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Los Angeles School District Will No Longer Serve Flavored Milk

Beginning July 1, students in the Los Angeles Unified School District won't be able to buy chocolate- or strawberry-flavored milk. The AP reports the district becomes the largest in the nation to ban flavored milk in an effort stem childhood obesity. The AP reports:

LAUSD joins a growing number of school districts nationwide, including District of Columbia, Boulder Valley, Colo., and Berkeley, Calif., that serve only plain milk because of the added sugar contained in flavored versions.

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12:53pm

Wed June 15, 2011
Flooding Threat

Flood Threat May be Passing

Creative Commons

A flood warning is in effect through the weekend for Moffat County because of melting snow. But overall, the flood threat is starting to dissipate.

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