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  • Rick Santorum Sweeps Southern Primaries
    It was a big night for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. He won the primaries in Mississippi and Alabama. Mitt Romney was running third in both states.
  • Obama Wins Backing Of AFL-CIO
    On Tuesday, President Obama received the endorsement of the nation's largest organized labor organization, the AFL-CIO. Collective bargaining has been under attack in several states, which has drained union resources. But labor leaders say that's made them more determined than ever to keep Obama in the White House.
  • Transportation Bill Gathers Bipartisan Support
    The Senate is on the verge of passing a highway bill. It would spend more than $100 billion on the nation's roads in two years. The bill is expected to pass with bi-partisan support. But it's had an unusual and controversial path.
  • Trying To Make Immigrant Detention Less Like Prison
    The Karnes County Civil Detention Center in Texas will house mostly low-risk detainees awaiting deportation or facing court. With features like a pharmacy, commissary and soccer field, it's a departure from other Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities that critics have called excessively harsh.
  • Rutgers Roommate Spying Trial Heads To Jury
    A jury is to begin deliberations Wednesday in the trial of former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi. He's charges with invasion of privacy, hindering a prosecution and bias intimidation, which is a hate crime. Ravi used a webcam to spy on his roommate having a same-sex encounter. The roommate later committed suicide.
  • In Gaza, Calls For Change Put Hamas At A Crossroads
    The Islamist group, which controls the Gaza Strip, is undergoing "fundamental change," according to analysts and the statements of its senior leaders. Hamas leaders say there are divisions among the ranks as they try to grapple with where to push the movement.
  • An American Soccer Coach In Egypt's National Court
    Bob Bradley, 53, is the new coach of Egypt's national soccer team, hired to bring back a team that was once the toast of the African continent. But he and his players are struggling in the aftermath of the revolution and, more recently, a fatal post-game riot that caused the country's soccer federation to shut all games down.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Goes All-Digital
    After 244 years in print, Encyclopaedia Britannica is making the move to all digital. The company said it was killing off its print edition to focus on its digital offerings.
  • Wal-Mart Backs Hollywood's UltraViolet System
    Wal-Mart announced an online video partnership with most of the major Hollywood movie studios on Tuesday. The idea is to make it easier for people to legally watch and share movies digitally.
  • European Court Takes Up Crosses As Jewelry
    Two British women believe they have the right to wear a cross in the workplace. Both were fired after refusing to remove the necklaces. Their employers state the jewelry does not comply with uniform policy, and that wearing a cross is not a requirement of Christians. Lucy Kellaway, a columnist for the Financial Times in London, talks to Renee Montagne about the case.

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