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  • Presidential Hopefuls Blame Gas Prices On Obama
    Gasoline prices are up nearly 20 cents from a month ago. High prices at the pumps could turn into a liability for President Obama — if Republicans have their way. The White House insists its policies are not to blame.
  • Santorum's Social Issues Resonate With Mich. Voters
    Polling reveals the Republican presidential contest in Michigan is tightening dramatically. One of the keys to success in next Tuesday's primary is appealing to blue-collar Republican voters.
  • Wisconsin Redistricting Plan Goes To Court
    The latest turmoil in Wisconsin involves the redistricting of political boundaries. There's been intense partisan bickering over the drawing of the state's new voting maps.
  • Can 'I Earned The Medal Of Honor' Get You Jailed?
    The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case about lies, big and small, and when those lies can be a crime under the First Amendment guarantee of free speech. At issue is the constitutionality of a law making it a crime to lie about being the recipient of military medals.
  • In Egypt, End Of Hosni Mubarak Trial Nears
    The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is due to end Wednesday. Mubarak is accused of ordering the killing of protesters during last year's Arab Spring uprising. The prosecution has demanded the death penalty, but a verdict is not expected for some weeks yet.
  • Role Of Maids Dusts Up Trouble For 'The Help'
    The Help, the best-selling novel about the life of black maids in segregated Jackson, Miss., successfully transitioned into a box office smash. Viola Davis and Octavia Spenser are nominated for Oscars. Many fans are dismayed Oscar recognition goes to black women portraying domestics, a hated stereotype.
  • Rihanna And Chris Brown: The Saga Continues
    When the singers released remixes featuring each other this week, the Internet's jaw dropped.
  • Legends Participate In White House Blues Night
    As part of Black History Month, President and Mrs. Obama hosted a musical celebration of the blues Tuesday night. Guests included legends like B.B. King and Mick Jagger.
  • Johnson & Johnson Names New CEO
    Johnson and Johnson has been struggling with lawsuits and product recall issues — most recently it was bottles of infant Tylenol. Current CEO William Weldon plans to retire in April. His replacement will be Alex Gorsky, a Johnson & Johnson executive who has dealt with its supply-chains.
  • Comcast Picks Up 4 Minority-Owned Cable Channels
    The country's largest cable company Comcast announced it's going to carry four new channels geared toward African American and Latino audiences. Owners include Magic Johnson, Sean "Diddy" Combs and movie director Robert Rodriguez. Comcast promised Congress nearly two years ago that it would carry more minority-owned and operated networks in its bid to acquire NBC-Universal.

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