WATCH: Obama Gives Cautious Response To New Jobs Numbers

President Barack Obama said Friday that the new unemployment numbers were welcome news, but that the report indicates more work needs to be done.

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Mother Pleads For Release Of American Journalist In ISIS Captivity

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“Steven has no control over the actions of the U.S. government. He’s an innocent journalist,” Sotloff says in the video. “I ask you to please release my child.”

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 27, 2014

The World in 2:00

Marijuana in China: As demand grows, Chinese authorities embrace new surveillance technology while continuing practice of executions.

A Carbon Tax Is Absolutely Essential

Putting a price on carbon encourages less fossil fuel extraction and a rapid move to clean and green energy.

Poll: Party Identification Split In North Carolina

The state hosts a major Senate race leading up to the 2014 midterms.

Report: White House To Skip Over Congress With Global Climate Initiative

And Republicans aren’t happy about it.

CBO Predicts $506 Billion Deficit For FY 2014

BATTLEGROUND: Volunteer firefighters say they're getting hosed by Obamacare under IRS rules -- and they're looking to Congress to fix it. Photo: Geoff Holtzman/TRNS

The projection is $14 billion more than the $492 billion the non-partisan office predicted in April.