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6:58 am
Sat October 6, 2012

Romney Skirts Drop In Unemployment

Originally published on Sat October 6, 2012 6:55 pm

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And Mitt Romney a little more than a day to savor his presidential debate win before the September unemployment figures forced him to recalibrate. High unemployment has been Mitt Romney's number one argument for why voters should replace President Obama. Now, the jobless rate is still high, but it is below the important psychological threshold of 8 percent. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on how the Republican presidential nominee reacted to the news.

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Sports
6:58 am
Sat October 6, 2012

Off Disabled List, Baseball Player Makes The Marlins

Originally published on Sat October 6, 2012 6:55 pm

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Economy
6:58 am
Sat October 6, 2012

Revisiting Two CEOs' Economic Outlook

Originally published on Sat October 6, 2012 6:55 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

A few months ago, we sat down with two chief executive officers to talk about their views on why many companies aren't hiring, what they think it might take to spur hiring. Given yesterday's jobs report that the unemployment rate has fallow to 7.8 percent, we thought we'd revisit the issue with those same CEOs. Chris Gorman is the CEO of the KeyBank in Cleveland and joins us from his office. Chris, thanks for being back with us.

CHRIS GORMAN: Good morning, Scott.

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Asia
6:58 am
Sat October 6, 2012

Former Cricket Star Leads Pakistan Drone Protest

Originally published on Sat October 6, 2012 6:55 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

We spoke with Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan's Justice Party yesterday. We contacted him at his home in Islamabad before he set off on his march to protest drone attacks. Mr. Khan, thank you very much for being with us.

IMRAN KHAN: My pleasure.

PHILIP REEVES, BYLINE: Why are you leading this march?

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Asia
6:58 am
Sat October 6, 2012

Convoy Procession In Pakistan Protests Drones

Originally published on Sat October 6, 2012 6:55 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. A mass protest is underway in Pakistan against CIA drone strikes. It is lead by one of Pakistan's top politicians, the former cricket star Imran Khan. Mr. Khan is leading a huge convoy, hundreds of people in dozens of vehicles, from the capital Islamabad to the tribal area along the Afghan border. He says he's on a peace mission.

Now, in a moment, we'll hear from Mr. Khan. But first, NPR's Philip Reeves has this report from the start of the convoy in Islamabad.

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