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Friday, February 10, 2012

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  • White House Revises Birth Control Coverage Policy
    On Friday, President Obama offered an accommodation to critics of his policy requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage that includes prescription contraceptives.
  • Catholics Split On Obama's Birth Control Decision
    Some Catholics believe the president's new rule on contraceptive coverage resolves religious liberty concerns. But others, including key bishops, say it is smoke and mirrors.
  • Week in Politics: Birth Control And The Primaries
    Robert Siegel 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 religious employers and birth control, and the Republican primaries.
  • A Year After Revolution, Tensions Rising In Bahrain
    Tensions are growing in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain. Protests by Shiites in outlying areas are growing ahead of next week's anniversary of the uprising. There are daily clashes between protesters and police and some fear that the violence will escalate as the anniversary approaches on Feb. 14, perhaps spreading to the streets of the capital, Manama.
  • College Basketball Season Heats Up
    The college basketball season is heating up. Audie Cornish talks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the season's excitement so far, including a buzzer-beating win by Duke.
  • Republican Contenders Make Pitches At CPAC
    The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is being held in Washington, D.C., and several presidential candidates were among Friday's speakers. Host Audie Cornish talks with Ari Shapiro, who was there.
  • On The Trail, Romney Avoids His French Connection
    Mitt Romney was a Mormon missionary in France for two years, but it's not something he brings up on the campaign trail. He had life-changing experiences abroad, but Romney now disparages Europe. For those who knew the charming young man from Michigan, Romney's euro-trashing is a little painful.
  • 'Political Intelligence' Congress' Topic Of The Week
    The House ethics bill has stirred up conversation on Capitol Hill about how closely regulated the "political intelligence" industry should be. Robert Siegel talks with Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Brody Mullins about what the political intelligence industry does and why Senator Chuck Grassley and others feel strongly that it should be regulated.
  • Angel Investors And Startups Mingle In Milwaukee
    In this post-recession era, angel investor groups have stepped in to finance startup companies that banks and venture capitalists deem too risky. Twenty of those groups are in Wisconsin, including one that meets at a Milwaukee social club where local money is finding its way to local startups.
  • A Candy-Coated Life: Lemonheads, Fireballs And Song
    Nello Ferrara, the creator of the candies Lemonheads and Atomic Fireballs, died Feb. 3. Audie Cornish talks to his son, Salvatore Ferrara II, about his father's legacy.

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