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Friday, March 23, 2012

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  • Gun Range Incident Casts Shadow On Santorum Event
    Louisiana holds its Republican primary on Saturday. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum — who holds a commanding lead in the state — spent the day campaigning there. A spectator said the former Pennsylvania senator should imagine President Obama was the target.
  • Week In Politics: High Court On Health Care
    Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times. They discuss the latest from the campaign trail, and next week's health care arguments at the Supreme Court.
  • Bank Of America Deal Would Turn Owners To Renters
    Bank of America is reaching out to some distressed homeowners with a deal. They can stay in their homes, but as tenants. They would need to turn over the deed to the bank. Bank of America says it will help avoid foreclosures, but housing advocates don't like the plan.
  • U.S. To Continue Aid To Egypt After NGO Crackdown
    Although the cases against U.S. democracy promoters in Egypt are not fully resolved, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has decided she won't withhold aid to the country. Senator Patrick Leahy, who placed conditions on the $1.3 billion the U.S. gives to the Egyptian military each year, is disappointed. He says the U-S is sending the wrong message. U.S. officials defend the move, saying they need partners in Egypt.
  • With 'Mad Men' Return, A Look At Its Influence
    AMC's Mad Men returns with new episodes starting on Sunday, after being off the air for over a year. Audie Cornish talks to Tampa Bay Times critic Eric Deggans about the cultural influence of the show.
  • The Legal Wunderkind Challenging The Health Law
    Paul Clement is the lead lawyer for those challenging Obama's health care law in the Supreme Court next week. Clement is described as a walking superlative — once the youngest-ever U.S. solicitor general and now, at 45, a pre-eminent advocate who has argued an astonishing 57 cases before the court.
  • Shooter Silent As Slain Teen's Family Cries For Justice
    While many around the country — including President Obama — have spoken out about the death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, the shooter, has yet to speak publicly about what happened.
  • At 100, Cuban All-Star To Get A Pension At Last
    The oldest living former major league baseball player lives in Cuba. Conrado "Connie" Marrero pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s. Now blind and unable to walk, Marrero still remembers striking out Joe DiMaggio. And the former pitcher is finally getting a pension.
  • Teams Edge Closer To Finals In NCAA Tournament
    The NCAA basketball tournament continues to weed out teams on the way to the final four for the men, and elite eight for the women. Robert Siegel gets the scoop from sportswriter Stefan Fatsis.
  • U.S. Soldier Charged With Murder Of 17 Afghans
    The U.S. Army filed charges today against Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, the soldier accused of the shooting rampage in Afghanistan. He was charged with 17 counts of murder, six counts of attempted murder, and six counts of assault.

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