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Carolyn Kaster / AP

President Trump said Friday he is naming Charmaine Yoest, the former president of Americans United for Life, to serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, per Politico.

Add it to the list: It's a sign that the Trump administration is taking the concerns of its anti-abortion supporters really, really seriously. Trump has already signed a resolution that allows states to take away Title X family planning grants for groups providing abortions and has reinstated the "Mexico City" policy so U.S. funds don't go to groups that perform abortions in other countries.

The head turner: Yoest is taking the place of Kevin Griffis, who will serve as VP of communications for Planned Parenthood.

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U.S. economy added 379,000 jobs in February

Data: FRED; Chart: Axios Visuals

The economy added 379,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate dropped from 6.3% to 6.2%, the Labor Department said on Friday.

Why it matters: The first Biden-era jobs report shows hiring surged as coronavirus cases eased — though a full recovery remains far off. Economists expected the economy to add roughly 182,000 jobs last month, after adding a paltry 49,000 in January.

This story is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

Dion Rabouin, author of Markets
1 hour ago - Economy & Business

Workers are getting a really bad deal

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

This week's spate of data highlighted the difficulties Americans who have lost their jobs have had bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic, and just how much those who have managed to keep their jobs have been working.

What's happening: The Labor Department reported Thursday that the productivity of American workers fell by a revised 4.2% annual rate in the fourth quarter, the largest decline in 39 years.

FBI: Trump appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot

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The FBI on Thursday arrested former State Department aide Federico Klein, a Trump appointee who worked on the former president's 2016 campaign, on charges related to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol, according to a court filing.

Why it matters: The 42-year-old Klein is the first member of the Trump administration to be arrested in connection with the insurrection, which led to the former president's second impeachment and charges against over 300 people.

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