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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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  • Toulouse Standoff Leaves Suspect Dead After Shootout
    The suspected killer of seven people in France is dead. Mohamed Mareh died in a blaze of gunfire as he jumped from a window to escape French SWAT teams. His death ends a wave of attacks that gripped the nation and raised concerns about home-grown terrorism. Mareh told police he had ties to al Qaida.
  • Renegade Soldiers Claim Coup In Mali
    Renegade soldiers in Mali say they've successfully overthrown the country's president and seized power. Audie Cornish talks to Ofeibea Quist-Arcton for more.
  • Vanderbilt Rule Rankles Faith-Based Student Groups

    Vanderbilt University is enforcing a rule requiring student groups to accept anyone who wants to join, and allow all members to run for leadership positions. The policy creates a dilemma for faith-based organizations: Either drop requirements that leaders hold certain beliefs, or forfeit school funding and move off campus.

  • Insider-Trading Ban Passes Congress, But Some See Missed Opportunity
    The Senate passed a bill Thursday to explicitly ban insider trading by members of Congress and the executive branch. But the legislation, known as the STOCK Act, is quite a bit weaker than earlier versions.
  • Breakfast Barons: Mr. Coffee, Lender's Founders Die
    Two entrepreneurs who changed American breakfasts have died. Robert Siegel talks about Sam Glazer, a co-founder of the Mr. Coffee company and Murray Lender, who helped make Lender's Bagels a household name.
  • The Man Behind The Defense Of Obama's Health Law
    Over more than 25 years as an attorney, Solicitor General Don Verrilli Jr. has developed a reputation as both a gentleman and a scholar, two attributes that have helped him earn the trust of the Supreme Court's justices. Next week, he'll go before those same justices to argue in favor of the Affordable Care Act.
  • After House, Senate Pushes JOBS Act Through
    The Senate again tried to add some investor protections to the JOBS bill, which otherwise would remove SEC oversight from companies with as big as $1 billion in sales that are going public.
  • Bach's 'Goldberg Variations': Infinite Worlds Out Of Eight (Borrowed) Notes
    Pianist Jeremy Denk explains how Bach created infinite worlds out of eight simple notes — and how he one-upped Handel in the process.
  • Obama Pitches Oil And Pipeline In Oklahoma
    The second day of President Obama's all-of-the-above energy tour brought him to Oklahoma.
  • How Health Care Ruling Could Shift The GOP Debate
    In the lead-up to next week's Supreme Court arguments on the health care act, Republicans have been energized by their desire to see the law repealed. But if the Supreme Court strikes it down, the ruling could complicate the GOP race.

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