Joe Pelton operates a computer-controlled machine that drills a tiny hole into a needle that is used to make microchips. He works at AccuRounds, an advanced manufacturing facility in Avon, Mass.
Nina Crossland holds up a photo of her aunt Phyllis Macay. The U.S. military says pirates killed Macay and three other American hostages they were holding on a yacht off Somalia's coast.
National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks to protesters in Wisconsin's Capitol rotunda Friday during a rally opposing Gov. Scott Walker's bill threatening collective bargaining rights.
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