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  • Shifting Ground Delays Utah Mine Rescue
    It could take more than a week for rescue crews to reach six men trapped 1,500 feet underground in a central Utah coal mine. Seismic activity Tuesday caused a cave-in. As a result, rescue efforts were called off because it's not safe for crews to be in the mine.
  • Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Court Union Vote
    The Democratic presidential candidates battle in front of 17,000 union activists in Soldier Field in Chicago. The meeting of candidates - dubbed a forum, not a debate -was sponsored by the AFL-CIO, and it concentrated on labor issues.
  • Airport Security Marked by Hassles
    Air travelers Violet and Bill Charles make their way through security at Philadelphia International Airport. They say a lot of freedom has been given up after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Peter Laboon, a transportation security officer, describes some of the changes to Steve Inskeep.
  • Barry Bonds Crowned Baseball's Home Run King
    Major League Baseball has a new all-time home run king. Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit No. 756 into the stands at his home field. He passes Hank Aaron, who had held the career home run record since 1974.
  • Voting Officials Wary About Electronic Ballot
    Months before the first presidential primary, state election officials are considering how voters will cast their ballots. California's secretary of state last week decertified voting machines used in 39 counties because of concerns electronic voting machines are vulnerable to hackers.
  • Teachers Prepare to See Morgan Go into Space
    Sixty teachers are in Florida awaiting the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, with one of their own, Barbara Morgan, aboard. Two decades ago, the teachers competed for a seat on a shuttle mission. In the end, NASA picked Christa McAuliffe, who died in the Challenger accident of 1986.
  • Virgin America Makes First N.Y.-L.A. Flight
    British airline Virgin America makes its first flight - between Los Angeles and New York City. The cost of tickets is as low as $250. Passengers get satellite TV, a self-service mini bar, and music in the bathroom.
  • Brocade Ex-CEO Convicted of Fraud
    A jury in San Francisco has convicted Gregory Reyes, the former chief executive of Brocade Communications Systems, of conspiracy to defraud shareholders. The executive of the San Jose-based high-tech firm could face years in prison and millions of dollars in fines.
  • More New Moms Are Leaving Work Behind
    Women are opting out of the workforce after having children as fewer promotions and opportunities make work less rewarding. Liz Ryan, a workplace consultant and a columnist for BusinessWeek, speaks with Steve Inskeep.
  • Study: Women Condemned for Anger at Work
    A Yale University study shows when men get angry at work they may be admired, but women are likely to be seen as "out of control." The study's author thinks this fact could have an impact on the presidential race. Last year, a top Republican said Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, was "too angry to be elected president."

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