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  • Romney Wins Illinois With Range Of Voters
    When Mitt Romney won the big Midwestern states of Michigan and Ohio, the margins were narrow enough that analysts were not impressed, given his huge advantage in money and organization. But in Illinois Tuesday night, even Romney's closest rival, Rick Santorum, did not come within 10 points.
  • White House Preps For Court's Health Care Ruling
    The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act next week. The White House is gearing up to defend the policy across the country, but officials aren't talking publicly about what might happen if all or part of the law is struck down.
  • Accused Of Spying, Iranian Remains Optimistic
    Steve Inskeep profiles Bijan Khajehpour, an Iranian exile forced out of his beloved country along with hundreds of other professionals for views that are too moderate.
  • Italian 'Nonnas' Bring Taste Of Home To Staten Island
    Enoteca Maria, an Italian restaurant on Staten Island, has no head chef. Instead, the owner brings in Italian grandmas to cook up the regional dishes they learned from their parents and grandparents.
  • Romney, SuperPAC Outspend Rivals Combined
    Financial reports filed at the Federal Election Commission show that in February, Mitt Romney and a superPAC supporting him yet again spent more than all of his GOP opponents combined. But none of February's GOP contests translated into a fundraising bounce for the candidates.
  • FBI Still Struggling With Supreme Court's GPS Ruling
    The Supreme Court recently said police overstepped their legal authority by planting a GPS tracker on the car of a suspected drug dealer without a search warrant. The decision set off alarm bells at the FBI, where officials are trying to determine whether they need to change the way they work.
  • Russian Activists Call For Procter & Gamble Boycott
    The U.S.-based company Procter & Gamble is the largest advertiser in Russia. But now some Russians are calling for a boycott because P&G is a sponsor of the state-controlled NTV television network. NTV is seen as very pro-Kremlin, and a recent program accused opposition activists of paying people to show up at an anti-voter fraud rally.
  • Business Startups Bill Hits Snags In Senate
    The Senate votes on changes to the House JOBS bill requested by consumer advocates and the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. As written, the bill would ease disclosure requirements on companies that have as much as $1 billion in annual sales when they go public.
  • Disney's 'John Carter' Poised For Big Flop
    Disney is going to lose a whopping $200 million on the flop adventure film John Carter.
  • Oil Tanker From Exxon Valdez Spill Goes To Scrap
    Twenty-three years ago this week, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spilled millions of gallons of oil into waters off the coast of Alaska. Now the ship — which after the spill was renamed the Oriental Nicety — is headed to the scrap heap. The more than 200,000-ton vessel will fetch $16 million for its scrap parts.

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