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Always In The Zone, Syracuse Is Hard To Beat

Syracuse is the only college team that relies exclusively on a 2-3 zone defense. They've been unstoppable so far in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, but on Saturday night, Michigan will try to break through Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's winning strategy.
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Sequester Pinches Long-Term Unemployed Even More

Almost 5 million Americans have been searching for work for at least six months. This week, their plight is getting a bit tougher as the government cuts their unemployment benefits — part of the automatic reductions in federal spending that took effect recently.
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Craft Beer-Crazy Oregon Poised To Name Official State Microbe

Saccharomyces cerevisiae is poised to become the nation's first official state microbe. Oregon is grateful, very grateful, for all the yeast has done for the state's booming craft beer industry.
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Honda's Growth Helps Tow Ohio Out Of Recession

Honda is moving its North American headquarters from California to Ohio. That's just the latest bit of good news for the Buckeye State and Honda, whose fortunes have been closely tied for decades now.
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Experts: Prison Gang Reach Increasingly Extends Into Streets

Two white supremacist prison gangs have fallen under suspicion in recent high-profile slayings in Colorado and Texas. Experts say prison gangs of all races and ethnicities have evolved in recent years to include more activity outside the walls.
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Rutgers Coach Firing: Have We Gotten Too Soft?

Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for abusive actions towards players on the practice court. Did he go too far, or should people toughen up? Host Michel Martin asks the Barbershop guys for their take.
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Jobs Report: 'Ouch!'

Millions of Americans are still out of work, and they're getting hit even harder as unemployment benefits continue to dry up. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about why benefits are being reduced. Mike Rivas has exhausted his unemployment benefits, and joins the conversation to talk about how he's getting by.

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