The Dow

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This article about the Dow Jones job report.

The sets all relate to stock market data.

The analysis not only talks about the point that each stock is at, but also compares the current point of the stock and what kind of increase it has experienced.

The increase is expressed in percent form because this gives readers the the best perspective on how significant the increase is.

The analysis covers stock increase from week to week but also gives monthly increase. The difference in time segment is nice because it provides additional information that gives the reader a deeper understanding of what is occurring.

If these specific statistics were not provided to the reporter, the reporter would have to be able to access the daily numbers for the stock market and calculate the percent increase from the different time points.

There is a graph that is associated with the article and also an accompanying video.

The visual of the graph greatly assists in understanding the movement of the stock market.

Pitino's assistants will make more than Tubby's

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News sources reported the University of Minnesota has released information that shows the assistant coaches under new basketball coach Richard Pitino will earn more than the men under Tubby Smith that held comparable positions.

The Star Tribune reported Dan McHale, lead assistant on Pitino's staff, will make the most of any assistant with an annual salary of $215,000.

The Pioneer Press reported Ben Johnson and Kimani Brown, the other two assistant coaches on the staff, will each earn $185,000 annually.

Overall, this means Pitino's assistant coaching staff will be paid $585,000 annually compared to the $380,000 paid to Tubby Smith's assistant coaching staff annually.

The Pioneer Press reported Smith's assistants made $161,916, $151,126, and $91,755 respectively last year.

The Pioneer Press and Star Tribune reported that Steve Goodson will make $75,000 as direct of basketball operations on Pitino's staff and Josh Adel will make $45,000 as the assistant of basketball operations on the staff.

Refueling Plan Crashes in Kyrgyzstan

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sources reported a U.S. military refueling tanker plane crashed Friday in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

Fox News reported the U.S. operates an air base there and uses it for the war in Afghanistan.

CNN reported the status of the plane's three crew members is currently unknown.

Fox News reported that the cause of the crash is still unknown but a witness claims the plane exploded mid-flight.

According to CNN, the plane crashed between the two villages of Chorgolu and Cholok-Aryk.

Fox News reported the US has has a lease for the base until June of 2014. The US would like to extend the lease to assist with the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, but the host nation does not want to release the base to the US, reported Fox News.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Jantoro Satybaldiev said the debris was scattered over an area a kilometer in diameter, CNN reported.

Sources reported a man that is a person of interest for the case of a missing woman shot himself in the head today outside of the Eden Prairie Police Station.

Kare 11 reported David Roe, 24, of Eden Prairie shot himself in the head while sitting in his car in the parking lot of the Eden Prairie Police Station. This occurred after police went out to meet him after they told him to come to the station for questioning in the disappearance of Mandy Matula, also of Eden Prairie.

WCCO reported that Roe was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center where his condition is unknown.

Mandy Matula was last seen last night with Roe in his truck in Eden Prairie's Miller Park.

According to WCCO, authorities combed Miller Park for several hours looking for Matula or clues about her disappearance.

Kare 11 reported Matula's parents called police at 8:30 am this morning after they were notified she did not come in for work.

WCCO reported Roe and Matula broke up six months ago but dated a year and-a-half-before-that.

Matula's dad said Roe was still in love with her, WCCO reported.

WCCO reported Lt. Bill Wyffels of Eden Prairie police said: "At this point, I don't know where Mandy is, or her danger level. I do know there's concern to find her."

Sources reported that three more individuals are in custody and will face charges in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings.

US News reported the three individuals are friends of the younger bombing suspect: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

USA Today reported the suspects are being charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statements because they allegedly removed Tsarnaev's back pack and laptop from his dorm room after they concluded he was involved in the bombing.

US News reported Tsarnaev initially told authorities that he and his brother were the only two involved with the attack.

According to USA Today, none of the suspects are thought to have had advanced knowledge of the attack or participated in it.

US News reported the individuals are students at the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth where Tsarnaev also attended school.

USA Today reported two of the suspects are from Kazakhstan. Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev are accused of throwing away Tsarnaev's backpack that was filled with evidence. They are being charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to conceal evidence.

The third suspect, Robel Phillipos, is being charged with giving false statements to federal investigators, USA Today reported.

USA Today reported the backpack was discovered in a New Bedford landfill.

Students organize integrated prom

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Sources reported students from a high-school in Georgia town organized an integrated prom to support racial unity.

According to NBC News, students at Wilcox County High-School had the first racially integrated prom in school history this weekend.

CNN reported the school does not sponsor a prom, rather parents organize private proms that have always been separate with one for black students and one for white students.

The division, which has existed in several school events, created some strange situations. For example, a biracial student was turned away at the white prom last year and the homecoming queen this year--who was black-- was not allowed to attend the white homecoming party reported NBC News.

CNN reported several students organized a prom that welcomed students of all races.

The students held fundraisers, made a Facebook page for the event, and put up posters for the event NBC News reported.

CNN reported white and black students lost friends because of their support for the prom.

NBC News reported the event ultimately had a high turnout of white and black students.

CNN reported segregated proms in this area are a common tradition and there continues to be supporters and critics of the division in proms.

White House Correspondent' dinner

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This article covers the speech President Obama gave at the White House Correspondents' dinner.

The writer segmented the story in chronological fashion.

After explaining one part of the speech with detail, the writer moves on to describing the next major part of the speech.

The reporter only chose to put the most prominent and memorable parts of the speech in the story. This certainly could be a subjective way of deciding what to include, but it appeared the reporter went with the moments in the speech that gained the greatest response from the audience.

The reporter also used a lot of quotes in the story. While it is generally ill-advised to use quotes so heavily, it was appropriate in this instance because a speech was being covered.

The quotes allow the reader to have a greater understanding of the story and are more beneficial for the reader than simply reading the general paraphrased message the president provided.

The reporter did a great job with the conclusion of the story as well. Rather than strictly writing about this event, she explained the history and purpose of the White House Correspondents' dinner.

This allows readers to put the specific speech highlights in context.

Kill pleased with spring game

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Sources reported the University of Minnesota football team held its annual spring football game at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday.

The Star Tribune reported that roughly 8,400 people showed up to watch the exhibition game.

The maroon team, led by quarterback Philip Nelson, defeated the white team led by quarterback Mitch Leidner. Both quarterbacks had impressive performances. Nelson was 13 of 17 through the air for 179 yards while Leidner was 9 of 15 for 112 yards the Pioneer Press reported.

The Star Tribune reported Quarterbacks Coach Jim Zebrowski said: "Neither one of those kids turned the ball over, which is huge.There were no exchange issues. It felt like we were ready for the season."

The Star Tribune reported Head Coach Jerry Kill told the players after the game he was very proud of their effort during the spring practices.

Orono track coach dies at practice

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Sources reported a track coach at Orono Middle School collapsed and died at the team's practice on Thursday .

Kare 11 reported Bob Kerry collapsed in the parking lot around 4 pm.

The Star Tribune reported an autopsy was scheduled for Friday for the 51-year-old.

Kare 11 reported a district spokesperson said: "Our hearts and deepest sympathy go out to his wife, Lisa, his children and family. Our community and schools will work together to support this family and each other."

According to the Star Tribune, Kerry coached at the middle school for six years and his two sons attend Orono High School.

Man arrested in ricin case

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Sources reported a man from Tupelo Mississippi has been arrested and charged with sending a letter laced with poison ricin to a US senator and President Obama.

Fox News reported Everett Dutschke was arrested this morning by the FBI and has since been turned over to US marshals.


NBC News reported he could face a life sentence and a $250,000 fine if he is convicted of the crime.

According to Fox News, the FBI dropped charges against the first suspect of the crimes: Paul Kevin Curtis.

NBC News reported Curtis said: "I respect President Obama and love my country. I would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other U.S. official."

Fox News reported authorities searched Dutschke's house and business before arresting him on Saturday.

NBC news reported Dutschke denied involvement in the crime. Curtis' attorney told authorities that Dutschke may be a person of interest in the case, NBC News reported.