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Monday, March 25, 2013

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  • Supreme Court To Examine State Ban On Affirmative Action
    With a case examining the use of race in the University of Texas admissions process still undecided, the court surprised observers by accepting yet another affirmative action case for next term. This one, from Michigan, tests whether voters, by referendum, can bar race-conscious admissions programs in higher education.
  • Dozens Battle Cold Outside Supreme Court For Chance To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases
    Court watchers and linestanders have been queued up outdoors for days seeking entry to this week's Supreme Court arguments on gay marriage. But a late-March snow raised the ante overnight.
  • Islamists Say They Are Filling Vacuum Left By Egyptian State
    The Islamist group Gamaa al-Islamiya recently agreed to handle security during a strike by police in the city of Assiut; the police returned to work the next day. But the group says it will continue to provide services such as trash pickup, reflecting the larger problem of a deteriorating Egyptian government.
  • As Qualified Men Dwindle, Military Looks For A Few Good Women
    Pentagon officials say they're opening ground combat jobs to women as a matter of equality. But the military also needs them because the number of military-age men who qualify for service is declining.
  • Women Can Take Tips On Negotiating From Pop Culture
    Women in many professions have been talking about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her new book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Commentator Shana Naomi Krochmal has a longstanding interest in one of Sandberg's biggest points: women should bargain harder for better salaries. She says that you can see evidence of it even in TV game shows. She says an example of how to do it right is the drama Scandal on ABC.
  • In One Alabama County, Nearly 1 In 4 Working-Age Adults Is On Disability
    As part of our continuing series on the rapid rise in the number of people receiving federal disability payments, we visit Hale County, Ala., where nearly one in four working-age people are on disability.
  • Forget Fish Fridays: In Louisiana, Gator Is On The Lenten Menu
    Move over, tuna fish, shrimp and clam chowder. Alligator is here for your Friday Lenten meals, thanks to confirmation from the archbishop of New Orleans that it is, in fact, a seafood.
  • Florida Gulf Coast University: This Year's Cinderella Story In 10 Shots
    Be honest, had you heard of the school before its men's basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16? Well, here are 10 things to know about the new darlings of the court.
  • Kerry In Afghanistan To Smooth Over Latest Disputes
    Secretary of State John Kerry met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other top officials in Kabul on Monday. As Kerry arrived, the U.S. handed over control of the Bagram prison to the Afghan government, resolving a long-standing dispute between Washington and Kabul.
  • As Cardinal, New Pope Walked Fine Line On Economic Issues
    The former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has both opposed liberation theology as well as criticized capitalism. And while Pope Francis' positions are in line with his predecessors on economic matter, his Latin American background may lead to an emphasis on those issues.

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