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March jobs report shows strong labor market with job gains in health care and government

In a robust continuation of economic growth, the U.S. economy added 303,000 jobs in March, sustaining an unemployment rate below 4% for 26 consecutive months, signaling enduring strength in the labor market. Analysts highlight the significant job gains in healthcare and government sectors and celebrate the return of the hospitality and leisure sector to pre-pandemic employment levels, marking a milestone in the ongoing recovery.

NC presidential pardon highlights marijuana reform

A man from North Carolina serving a long sentence for selling drugs has received a presidential pardon, which sparked discussions about long sentences for marijuana-related offenses. As President Joe Biden grants forgiveness to James Michael Barber, advocates for changing the current drug laws emphasize the need for broader reforms for marijuana-related charges.

Paul Armentano, deputy director of the advocacy group known as NORML, said the significance of presidential pardons is important.

Harris, in Durham ahead of Super Tuesday, touts administration’s investments in small and minority-owned businesses

If, as has long been the common wisdom in American politics, the chief day-to-day duty of the Vice President for their administration is to serve as an energetic champion, defender, and all-purpose political point person, Vice President Kamala Harris did her best to fulfill those roles on Friday during a brief visit to Durham.