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Top Stories: Germany's President Resigns; Libya Celebrates Uprising

Good morning!

Our early headlines:

German President Resigns Amid Scandal

Santorum, Romney Step Up Campaign In Michigan

Libya Celebrates Uprising, But Still A Long Way To Go

Other stories making headlines this morning:

— Remembering 'Intrepid Storyteller' Anthony Shadid (NPR)

— ICE agent opened fire on supervisor at office, sources say (LA Times)

— Thailand blasts: police search for two more suspects (The Guardian)

— IRS Announces Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2011 (DailyFinance)

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State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

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Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

Found in our archives: an Internet-themed remake of West Side Story from the dot-com bubble era. It begins with Bill Gates and features the sound of a modem but isn't as obsolete as you might expect.

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