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Friday, February 24, 2012

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  • From George Romney To Mitt, A Shrinking Tax Rate
    Mitt Romney's tax returns show he pays an effective rate of just under 15 percent. His father, George, paid two to three times that rate. What one family's changing tax burden reveals about the design of the American tax code.
  • Week In Politics: Changing Tax Code And Primaries
    Audie Cornish talks to our regular political commentators — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about the Republican candidate's taxes and next week's primaries in Michigan and Arizona.
  • Court: Unscrambling Hard Drive Is Unconstitutional
    A federal appeals court has ruled for the first time that a suspect in a child porn case does not need to unlock his thoroughly-scrambled computer hard drives because it would violate his Fifth Amendment rights. That ruling conflicts with two other cases, including one this week where a Denver-based appeals court says a Romanian immigrant needs to turn over an unencrypted version of her laptop hard drive to help authorities pursue a mortgage fraud case.
  • Braun Return The Biggest Story In Baseball Training
    Baseball spring training is getting under way. One of the biggest stories of players returning is National League MVP Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. On Thursday, he won an appeal after failing a drug test. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis for more about that story and what else to expect during the training season.
  • Syrian Official: Army Is Protecting Syrian People From Armed Groups
    Zouheir Jabbour says all the reports coming out of Syria are "absolutely wrong." He said the videos and accounts of carnage are fabrications.
  • Fred Who? He's Republican, He's Gay, And He's Competing For Michigan Delegates
    As better-known candidates hunt for votes in Michigan's Republican primary, the first openly gay GOP presidential hopeful is plotting a minor upset. Fred Karger is focusing on one congressional district in the hopes of winning a few delegates to the national convention.
  • One Of Last Movie Theater Organs Pipes On
    Seattle has one of the country's few working movie theater organs. Jim Riggs plays the theater's Wurlitzer organ while silent movies are screened. Recently he performed during a screening of 1927's Wings, the only silent film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • Why Woody Allen Is Always MIA At Oscars
    Filmmaker Woody Allen is notorious for not attending the Oscars each year, despite his numerous nominations.
  • Red Cross Begins Rescuing Injured From Homs
    The Red Cross said two foreign journalists were among those evacuated.
  • 'Friends Of Syria' Group Calls For Ceasefire
    Representatives from some 70 countries met in Tunis on Friday and issued an ultimatum to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, demanding an immediate ceasefire and humanitarian access to cities like Homs that have been under bombardment by the Syrian army. Audie Cornish talks to Michele Kelemen about the news.

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