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  • Washington State To Hold Latest Nominating Contest
    The next big date in the Republican primary calendar is next week's Super Tuesday. But on the way, the candidates are making a brief layover in the state of Washington. The local Republican caucuses are Saturday morning, and for once they may mean something to the presidential race.
  • Santorum Upset By Michigan Delegate Decision
    The presidential campaign of Rick Santorum is fuming over a decision by Michigan's Republican Party to give both the state's at-large delegates to state-wide winner Mitt Romney. Earlier guidance from the state party suggested that the two delegates would be allocated proportionally.
  • Shrinking Community Grants Put Cities In A Crunch
    Cities are struggling to figure out how to deal with a cut of about $1 billion over the past two years in federal community development block grants. Critics say a complicated funding formula has hit some cities especially hard, with cuts of more than 40 percent from last year.
  • Anthony Shadid, Finding Peace In A 'House Of Stone'
    Just weeks after New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died in Syria, his latest book has been released. House of Stone tells of the year he spent restoring a family home in Lebanon.
  • Liquid Metal Battery Could Budget Sun's Energy
    David Greene talks to materials chemist Donald Sadoway from the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Long Beach, Calif. Sadoway is the co-inventor of the liquid metal battery. It's inexpensive, super efficient, sustainable and can provide large scale energy storage.
  • Government Backs Up On Rearview Car Cameras
    Regulators were about to announce that as of 2014 all new cars would have to include rearview cameras so drivers could see what's directly behind them. Then they delayed the rule. Safety advocates say the auto industry is stalling; carmakers see the proposal as government overreach.
  • What The IRS Could Learn From Mormons
    Many religious traditions stress the importance of charity. But Mormons are remarkable for the amount and the precision with which they give to their church.
  • Greece To Receive Second Bailout Loan This Month
    Greece has taken almost all the action needed to secure a second bailout from eurozone countries, according to the head of the European currency group. The first loan can now be paid out by March 20, as long as Greece completes a bond swap between Athens and private investors, which should cut the nations privately-held debt in half.
  • Online Pirating Hub Upgrades File-Sharing System
    The Pirate Bay is the biggest website on the Internet to find illegal movies, music, games and software. The notorious file pirating site has changed the way it works — making it harder to trace pirated files.
  • As Gas Prices Rise, Natural Gas Vehicles Get A Boost
    With gasoline prices on the rise and pressure mounting to make better use of domestic energy, natural gas vehicles are making a comeback. Climate change is also driving demand — natural gas produces 20 to 30 percent fewer carbon emissions than diesel.

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