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  • 3 GOP Candidates Split Super Tuesday Wins
    Mitt Romney won six of the 10 Super Tuesday contests. Rick Santorum won three while Newt Gingrich won one. Ron Paul was the only candidate who did not win at least one contest.
  • Romney Wins Ohio, A Pivotal Battleground State
    Mitt Romney won the GOP presidential primary in Ohio Tuesday night. Unlike most of the other states voting on Super Tuesday, Ohio will be a pivotal swing state in the general election.
  • Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Political Change-Makers
    Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown highlights a book and an article on two titanic individuals at the center of political change: Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin and pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar.
  • Songs We Love: Disney Songwriters The Sherman Brothers
    NPR staffers celebrate the men behind "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" with their memories.
  • Boulder Gathers No Moss On Its Way To Los Angeles
    Renee Montagne talks to Terry Emmert, who's in charge of transporting a 340 ton granite boulder to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it will be featured in a modern art exhibit.
  • Is U.S. Energy Independence Finally Within Reach?
    The U.S. has been dependent on foreign oil for its energy needs for decades. Some analysts now say the country could become energy independent over the next decade. Still, exactly what "energy independence" means is in dispute.
  • Oklahoma Needs Qualified Wind Power Technicians
    Wind power is all the rage in Oklahoma and could be a boon in a state that has been hit hard by unemployment. The problem is finding qualified people to work in the industry.
  • Brazil Becomes World's Sixth Largest Economy
    Another year of growth was enough to edge Brazil past the stagnant United Kingdom in global economic rankings. Agriculture and food processing were the big areas of growth for Brazil.
  • Stanford Convicted In $7 Billion Ponzi Scheme
    In Houston Tuesday, a federal jury convicted Texas financier R. Allen Stanford of running a massive Ponzi scheme. Jurors agreed with prosecutors, who claimed he ran a global scheme that lasted more than 20 years and involved more than $7 billion in investments.
  • Lehman Exits Chapter 11, To Pay Creditors
    When Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. More than three years later, Lehman is emerging from Chapter 11. The firm is really just back in business to liquidate itself. Lehman has about $65 billion in assets that it intends to distribute among its many creditors starting next month.

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