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  • Romney Embraces Winner-Take-All Primary In Wis.
    The Republican presidential candidates campaigned in Wisconsin over the weekend. Wisconsin along with Maryland and Washington, D.C. have primaries Tuesday. Mitt Romney is expected to win in Wisconsin.
  • The Historic Texas Drought, Visualized
    In 2011, Texas endured the worst single-year drought in its history. Using a new interactive app by NPR's StateImpact, learn about the drought's progression and its impact on the state, explore the pros and cons of the policy decisions that need to be made, and share your stories.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Myanmar Parliament Seat
    Former political prisoner and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliament Sunday. Suu Kyi spent years under house arrest by the military.
  • Unease Grows Over Islamist Political Agenda In Egypt
    Islamist leaders in Egypt say they want the country to remain a secular state. But recent actions by Islamist lawmakers suggest otherwise. They've proposed laws to take away women's rights and to ban foreign-language instruction in schools.
  • Syrian Opposition Gets Donations From Allies
    The United States and its Arab allies pledged millions of dollars in aid to the Syrian opposition over the weekend. So far, there is no agreement on arming the rebel free Syrian army, or creating safe corridors within Syria.
  • What's Inside The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger?
    Thiamine mononitrate, disodium inosinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride are just a few of the hard-to-pronounce ingredients in a typical school lunch burger. But some schools are phasing processed food out and are bringing scratch cooking back to their kitchens.
  • Producers Blame EU Regs For Egg Shortage
    With the Easter holiday right around the corner, Europe is facing an egg shortage. The egg industry blames the shortage on new European Union rules for chicken welfare.
  • You Should Keep Tax Records — But How, And For How Long?
    Tax Day 2012 is looming — and after we file our returns, many of us will try to figure out what to do with the seemingly innocuous but possibly crucial documents we use to prepare our returns. Filing electronically can make those records easier to manage. But what should we keep, and for how long?
  • Tips For Mega Millions Winners
    There were three winning tickets in Friday's record-breaking $656 million lottery jackpot. They were from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland. The Wall street Journal has some expert advice for the winners: Take a cooling off period, don't go on a spending spree and avoid making any big decisions too quickly.
  • On Energy Policy, Romney's Emphasis Has Shifted
    The GOP candidates for president have seized on high gasoline prices as a line of attack against President Obama, largely saying the answer is more domestic oil drilling. But as Massachusetts governor, GOP front-runner Mitt Romney used to emphasize fuel efficiency and cutting energy demand.

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