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10:34am

Fri April 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Puzzling, Shaky Start To New Round Of Iran Talks

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 10:42 am

The negotiating table in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where the U.S. and other nations are talking with Iran about that nation's nuclear ambitions.
Ilyas Omarov AFP/Getty Images

The first day of the latest talks between Iran and the so-called P5+1 group about the Persian nation's nuclear ambitions has ended with reports of a "shaky" start and Western diplomats saying they are puzzled by what Iran brought to the table.

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9:22am

Fri April 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Rutgers Athletic Director Is Out Of A Job

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 12:17 pm

Rutgers University Athletic director Tim Pernetti.
Elsa Getty Images

(We most recently updated the top of this post at 2:15 p.m. ET.)

The abusive actions of the men's basketball coach at Rutgers University, who was videotaped physically and verbally abusing his players during the team's practices and was fired after the scenes were broadcast by ESPN, have now also cost the school's athletic director his job.

Tim Pernetti submitted his resignation Friday morning.

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7:30am

Fri April 5, 2013

6:36am

Fri April 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Job Growth Slows Sharply, But Unemployment Rate Dips

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 11:44 am

Li-Wen Hung (left) and Whitney Chen were waiting to meet potential employers at a Manhattan job fair earlier this year.
Mario Tama Getty Images
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There were just 88,000 jobs added to private and public payrolls in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates.

But the nation's jobless rate still edged down to 7.6 percent from 7.7 percent. That dip wasn't for a good reason, though: Nearly half a million fewer people were participating in the labor force. That smaller pool meant the jobless rate could tick down even as job growth was weak.

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6:12am

Fri April 5, 2013
The Two-Way

'Look — My Tibia!' Louisville Player Cracks 'Top 10' Jokes

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 7:57 am

Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware talking with reporters Wednesday, as coach Rick Pitino looked on.
Timothy D. Easley AP

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