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10:01pm

Sun January 8, 2012
History

Dancing Through History With First Ladies' Gowns

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:09 am

First lady Michelle Obama's inaugural gown.
Hugh Talman Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Every four years in January, Washington, D.C., plays host to the country's biggest "prom." Inaugural balls bring out happy winners, administration bigwigs and a gown — on the first lady — that will become a part of history.

An exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History displays some of those gowns. NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg took her dance card to the show.

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8:37am

Fri January 6, 2012
Business

Better-Than-Expected Jobs Report Lifts Markets

The Labor Department announced Friday that 200,000 jobs were created in December, and the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent. The new hiring came largely in transportation and warehousing. Tens of thousands of other people found jobs in retail and manufacturing.

6:00am

Fri January 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Comedy/Tragedy

After the heat of the Holidays, events are still simmering this first week of January.

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5:00am

Fri January 6, 2012
Politics

Occupy Boulder Park Restrictions Take Effect

Jackie Fortier KUNC

Starting Friday night, city parks in Boulder will be off-limits to campers and loiterers. City officials say the move is a response to health and safety concerns from an Occupy Boulder encampment just outside the municipal building.

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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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