Top Stories: Job Growth Weaker Than Expected; Syria ‘Steps Up Offensive’

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Just 120,000 Jobs Added, But Jobless Rate Dips To 8.2 Percent.

Coast Guard Sinks Japanese ‘Ghost Ship’ Set Adrift By Tsunami.

Board Recommends Marine Be Discharged For Comments About Obama.

Some of the other stories in the news today:

— “Syria Steps Up Offensives Ahead Of Cease-Fire.” (The Associated Press)

— Malawi’s President Has Died After Suffering A Heart Attack, Doctors And Cabinet Ministers Say. (BBC News)

— Day Two Of Masters Golf Tournament Beings With Lee Westwood Leading. (

— University Of Arkansas Football Coach Put On Leave After “Inappropriate Relationship” Is Revealed. (Arkansas Online)

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