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  • Super Tuesday: 10 States Holding Nominating Contests
    Republican presidential candidates have a chance to win hundreds of convention delegates after voters cast their ballots in Super Tuesday contests. The delegate count wouldn't be enough for any candidate to clinch the nomination, but it would help.
  • As Elkhart's Electric Dreams Fizzle, RVs Come Back
    The Indiana city known as the RV capital of the world took a hit when the economy — and with it, the demand for recreational vehicles — took a nosedive. Soon, the manufacturing-dependent area had the nation's highest jobless rate. Local officials pinned recovery hopes, and a lot of government money, on electric vehicles — a bet that didn't pay off. But now the RV business is picking up again.
  • NFL To Punish Players Paid To Injure Other Players
    The NFL has revealed that the New Orleans Saints maintained a bounty pool to award players for delivering game-ending injuries to the opposition. Franchises and fans are waiting to see what the penalty will be, and what kind of message it sends the league.
  • From The Outside, Doctor Mobilizes Aid For Syrians
    In makeshift field hospitals in Syria, doctors struggle in grim conditions to provide emergency care. Such scenes moved one Syrian doctor in the U.S. to help organize equipment, medicine and training for his violence-wracked homeland.
  • Holder Spells Out Why Drones Target U.S. Citizens
    In a speech at Northwestern University Law School, the attorney general said the president "may use force abroad against a senior operational leader of a foreign terrorist organization with which the United States is at war — even if that individual happens to be a U.S. citizen." That position bothers civil libertarians.
  • U.S. Economy Shows Positive Signs For Growth
    The U.S. economy is improving faster than previously predicted, according to two dozen economists surveyed by the Associated Press. The economists foresee stronger growth and more hiring than they did two months ago. They also predict an unemployment rate at around 8 percent by Election Day.
  • Let A Stranger Drive Your Car? More Owners Say 'Yes'
    Several new startups are connecting people who need a car with strangers who want to make a few extra bucks renting theirs out. Wheelz is one such peer-to-peer car-sharing company. The Silicon Valley startup is gaining traction on college campuses in the Bay Area.
  • Airline Fares Tick Higher, More Hikes Expected
    Air fares are up this year, and with the cost of fuel increasing, analysts are expecting more hikes in ticket prices. Fares in January were up 9 percent from the previous year.
  • United, Delta Upgrade Overhead Bins
    People have been avoiding checked-baggage fees by carrying on bags — that includes bags too big for the overhead bins. Now United and Delta Airlines are enlarging the bins. There is some fear, however, this will prompt people to bring bags that are even larger.
  • Obama, Netanyahu Differ On How To Deal With Iran
    President Obama said he prefers diplomacy and pressure to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The Israeli leader made clear his country reserves the right for a pre-emptive attack, saying Israel must remain master of its fate.

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