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  • Obama: 'Brain Power' Key To Curbing Oil Dependency
    President Obama spent the past two days traveling the country, touting his all-of-the-above energy strategy. He is promoting solar power and wind power, but says brain power — as in American ingenuity — is also key to curbing the nation's dependence on foreign oil.
  • How The Health Law Could Survive Without A Mandate
    Among the questions the Supreme Court is considering about the 2010 health care law is whether requiring most Americans to have health insurance is constitutional. Some health policy analysts say the rest of the law could survive without what most consider its key provision.
  • Outcry Grows As Fla. Shooter Remains Unprosecuted
    Thousands of people gathered Thursday in Sanford, Fla., to rally for justice in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin.
  • 'Stand Your Ground' Law In Focus After Teen's Death
    Even before Trayvon Martin's shooting, Florida's "stand your ground" law was controversial. Prosecutors in the state fought the law's passage. Since the law's introduction, cases ruled justifiable homicides have tripled. The Martin shooting is leading to calls to re-examine the law in Florida.
  • N. Korea Tests U.S. Deal Ahead Of Nuclear Summit
    North Korea's nuclear weapons program is threatening to overshadow the global Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul next week. Last month, North Korea said it would freeze its enriched uranium weapons program and its long-range missile activities in exchange for U.S. food aid. But a few days ago, North Korea announced plans to launch a satellite in April, which the U.S. says is counter to the agreement made last month. Now prospects for the deal are uncertain.
  • With Gunman Dead, France Probes For Answers
    In the aftermath of the deadly attacks on French soldiers and a Jewish school, and the police showdown with the suspected gunman in Toulouse, France is agonizing over how a young man could turn on his fellow citizens so ruthlessly.
  • 'Mad Men' Returns On Sunday, To The Delight Of Its Excitable Fans
    Mad Men is returning after a long hiatus this Sunday. NPR's Elizabeth Blair looks at the reasons for the delay and what it might mean to fans.
  • Passion Is The Heroine In 'The Deep Blue Sea'
    The relationships between a husband and wife and the woman's lover play out unexpectedly in The Deep Blue Sea. It stars Rachel Weisz as the wife who has an affair in postwar London.
  • Congress Cracks Down On Insider Trading
    A watered-down version of a bill banning members of Congress from trading on insider information passed the Senate and is on its way to President Obama's desk.
  • Portuguese Struggle Amid Austerity Measures
    Public transit, schools and hospitals shut down across Portugal Thursday as hundreds of thousands of Portuguese walked off the job to protest austerity measures designed to ward off another EU/IMF bailout.

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