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All Things Considered
Monday, March 3, 2008

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  • Candidates Blitz on Eve of Four State Contests
    The Democratic nomination contest stormed through Ohio and Texas for one more day Monday, with Hillary Clinton's campaign accusing Barack Obama of criticizing NAFTA in Ohio but letting an adviser tell Canadians it was all a political posture. It was part of a media relations blitz unleashed in the final hours before crucial votes Tuesday.
  • Trial Begins for Former Obama Fundraiser Rezko
    The corruption trial for a former fundraiser with ties to Barack Obama has begun in Chicago. Businessman Tony Rezko is accused of trying to extort millions of dollars in payoffs and campaign cash from companies seeking to do business with the state of Illinois.
  • McCain Expected to Clinch Nomination in Texas
    John McCain was having fun Monday at the expense of both of the remaining Democratic presidential contenders, saying he could easily resolve their differences on NAFTA and national security. McCain was in Texas, where he is expected to win Tuesday's contests. The results there and in three other states should put him over the top for the Republican nomination.
  • In Highland Peru, a Culture Confronts Blight
    Nothing is more important than the potato in the highland villages of Peru. But Peru's potato culture faces its biggest threat yet: Global warming has opened the door to the disease that caused the Irish potato famine.
  • Medvedev's Landslide Win in Russia Draws Criticism
    Western elections observers have criticized Sunday's presidential vote in Russia, in which President Vladimir Putin's chosen successor won a major landslide. Opposition leaders say the election of Dmitri Medvedev was rigged.
  • Sounding Out the New Russian President's Name
    Robert Siegel and Melissa Block get tips on how to pronounce the new Russian president's surname from Russian language teacher Lida Oukaderova of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
  • A Slice of U.S. Suburbia Springs Up in Afghanistan
    Ayno Maina looks like a gated community you might find in southern California — except that it's in southern Afghanistan. The homes are affordable, but security concerns and a dispute with the government are making them a hard sell.
  • Snow Flurries, Bacteria Likely
    Ice forms in the atmosphere around soot, dust — and microbes. New research suggests a surprisingly large portion of the particles that create ice crystals are actually bits of bacteria.
  • Radio Show Chronicled Blacks' Harsh Realities
    Seventy years ago this winter, a national radio audience began hearing about the harsh realities of a segregated South. The struggles of African-Americans were featured in sermons, lectures and songs on the show Wings Over Jordan, every Sunday for almost 10 years.
  • New Iran Sanctions Affect Civilian, Military Goods
    The U.N. Security Council has approved a third round of sanctions against Iran because of its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment. For the first time, the resolution bans trade with Iran in goods that have both civilian and military uses.

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