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  • Obama Showcases His Energy Policy On 2-Day Tour
    President Obama is on a multi-state tour to defend his administration's energy policies, answering charges by Republicans that he's responsible for rising gasoline prices.
  • What's Making Americans Less Thirsty For Gasoline?
    The price of gas keeps rising for Americans, but it's not because of rising demand from consumers. In fact, demand has fallen since 2007. Consumers' craving for hybrids and aversion to paying more at the pump are only part of the story.
  • A Mom's Advice To Her Young, Black Sons
    In light of the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, Steve Inskeep speaks with writer Donna Britt and her sons Justin and Darrell Britt-Gibson about how she prepared them as young black men for a world that might view them with suspicion.
  • Baylor's Griner A Star Of NCAA Women's Sweet 16
    David Greene speaks with USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan about the NCAA women's basketball tournament, which is down to the Sweet Sixteen. One of the stars of the sport is Brittney Griner of Baylor University.
  • Army Health Care In Spotlight After Afghan Shooting
    As officials prepare charges against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for his alleged killing spree in Afghanistan, concerns are growing about mental health screening for soldiers. The Army says it wants to help those with PTSD and other conditions, but the screening process has been described as an "assembly line," and soldiers who want psychological help have good reasons not to seek it out.
  • Obama's Health Care Law In Court: An Overview
    The Supreme Court is getting ready to hear its biggest case in decades — or at least its longest. Next week, three days and six hours of hearings may determine whether President Obama's landmark health care law lives or dies.
  • Chevron, Transocean Charged In Brazilian Oil Spill
    Brazil filed charges Wednesday against oil companies Chevron and Transocean, and 16 of their top executives, over an offshore oil spill in November. If convicted, the executives could get up to 31 years in jail. Chevron calls the charges "outrageous."
  • Airlines, Fliers Seek To Fit More In Overhead
    Airline passengers don't like baggage fees. To avoid them, they often haul as much carry-on luggage onto the plane as they can manage. Airlines aren't backing down on the fees, but they are expanding their overhead bins to acknowledge the new reality.
  • Coke Plans Courtside Ads Targeting Lin Fans In China

    New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin went from bench-warmer to basketball superstar in the space of a few months, and global brands are trying to capitalize on the excitement. Coca-Cola now plans to use Lin's popularity to connect with Chinese consumers. Ilya Marritz of WNYC reports.

  • N.C. Hungry To Cash In On 'Hunger Games'
    The movie about teenagers fighting to the death in a post-apocalyptic world was filmed in North Carolina, and some enthusiastic fans have traveled to places where key scenes were filmed. One company is offering trips to those locations, including zipline tours through the forest and survival training. The movie opens Friday.

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