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CES 2011: Ear Plugs Block Out Explosions, Let In Speech

LAS VEGAS - Mead Killion, chief technology officer and audiologist at Etymotic Research, Inc., gestured to a picture of a dozen camouflage-clad young men. Full story

Workers hailed for halting school shooting suspect

Children returning Monday to an elementary school where a gunman wounded two girls on a playground cheered and hugged construction workers who police said knocked down the shooter as he struggled to reload his gun. Full story

Police: Calif. school gunman not cooperating

Scott Chandler stood over the lone gunman after he was tackled near the elementary school and yelled: "Why are you shooting kids?" Full story

Wage scandal tarnishes India's crisis-hit Games

As India struggled to prevent the Commonwealth Games from being cancelled, rights groups said construction workers were paid half the country's minimum wage to toil on sites where accidents have killed dozens. Full story

Where the jobs are — and aren’t

Friday’s lackluster unemployment report offered a sliver of good news for people who had been looking to work at a hospital, but will probably be cold comfort to construction workers. Full story

Ground Zero workers uncover 18th century ship

   Construction workers digging at the old site of the World Trade Center at Ground Zero Wednesday unearthed a boat believed to date back to the 1700s. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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