The Front Page - June 7, 2013
1. National Intelligence Director Condemns Leaks: “The unauthorized disclosure of a top secret U.S. court document threatens potentially long-lasting and irreversible harm to our ability to identify and respond to the many threats facing our nation.”
2. Jobs Report Shows Hiring is Steady: A new report from the Labor Department out Friday shows the U.S. added 175,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate rose from 7.5 percent in April to 7.6 percent, which apparently is actually a good thing because it means people are looking for work.
3. Turkey’s Prime Minister Won’t Cave to Protestors: “These protests that are bordering on illegality must come to an end as of now.”
4. IRS Regrets Lavish Conference Spending: A few years after spending $50 million on a series of training conferences, the Internal Revenue Service has admitted that the expenditures were probably “not the best use of taxpayer dollars.”
5. Japan’s Birth Rates Fall to Record Low: In 2012, the number of babies born fell to a record low of 1.03 million, according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry.
Photo: Passenger ships float near buildings in the flooded town of Passau, Germany. Mass evacuations continue throughout central Europe and Germany as the death toll rose to 15. By Armin Weigel/EPA, via Landov.