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Fri January 6, 2012

5:55am

Fri January 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Coming Up: December Jobs And Unemployment Report

Originally published on Fri January 6, 2012 5:57 am

The most-anticipated story of the morning seems to be the December jobs and unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is due for release at 8:30 a.m. ET.

We'll post on the news as soon as possible after it's available.

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5:40am

Fri January 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Penn State Ready To Name New Football Coach, ESPN Says

Originally published on Fri January 6, 2012 5:42 am

Bill O'Brien, offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.
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Penn State University has chosen New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien to be its next head football coach and the man who will try to rebuild a program that was rocked last fall by a scandal that cost legendary coach Joe Paterno the job, ESPN reports. The sports network says an announcement is expected to be made Saturday.

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5:10am

Fri January 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Bomb Wreaks Death, Destruction In Damascus

Syria's official news agency distributed this photo of a bus said to have been damaged by today's explosion in Damascus.
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There's been an explosion in central Damascus today and there are reports of multiple deaths and dozens of injuries.

As always in Syria, where the regime of President Bashar Assad tries to control the news, it's difficult to get an accurate sense of just what is going on. The regime is blaming its opponents, who have been protesting against Assad since last spring. Activists are questioning whether the attack was staged by supporters of the regime to make the opposition look bad.

Here's some of what's being reported:

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4:58am

Fri January 6, 2012
Strange News

Sweden Recognizes File-Sharing Group As Religion

The Church of Kopimisms received approval last month form the Swedish government. The church opposes copyrights in all forms and encourages piracy of all types.

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