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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Friday, March 4, 2011

March 4, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE NEARS TWO-YEAR LOW Employers hired more workers in February than in any month since May last year, raising hopes the economic recovery has gathered critical momentum. (Reuters)

PROTESTS IN TRIPOLI ON DAY OF PRAYER, GUNSHOTS REPORTED Libyan security forces use tear gas to disperse protesters in the nation’s capital, and gunshots heard amid the chaos, according to reporters at the scene. (NBC)

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS DENIES GADDAFI DONATIONS UNDERMINED SCHOOL MISSION Statement comes after Sir Howard Davies announcement Thursday night that he was resigning as the LSE’s director after admitting its reputation had been damaged by accepting £300,000 in research funding from a foundation controlled by the dictator’s son Saif. (Guardian)

CHINA’S MILITARY SPENDING TO JUMP 12.7 PERCENT In 2011 Beijing will spend about $91.5 billion on military, resuming a long string of double-digit annual increases after an unexpected slowdown in 2010. (NYT)

NASA ROCKET DUD NASA television reports that a rocket that blasted off carrying an Earth-observation satellite doesn’t have the velocity to reach orbit. (AP)

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