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Die Hards Meet In Vegas To Gamble On NCAA Tourney

Thousands of people were expected in Las Vegas for the first weekend of NCAA men's college basketball tournament. It's one of the most lucrative weekends in Las Vegas. Casino officials say it draws more people than the Super Bowl.
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Matzo Granola: From Family's Kitchen To Store Shelves

Passover begins Monday at sundown. The Jewish holiday commemorates the mass exodus of Jews from Egypt. For eight days, observant Jews will eat matzo, a symbolic dry, flat cracker, that some say tastes like cardboard. And that taste is what has fueled the entrepreneurial spirit of an Atlanta man and his family.
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Iraqis Refugees Find Hard Times In California

Since the U.S. opened its doors to Iraqi refugees in 2007, more have ended up in California than any other state — nearly 20,000. They're facing big challenges once they arrive. In addition to the language barrier, many have trouble adapting to living in California because they suffer from depression or PTSD.
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Texas Church Is A Battleground In Gay Marriage War

The Supreme court set to hear arguments this week on same-sex marriage. Some conservative Evangelical Christians in El Paso, Texas, reflect on the increasing acceptance of gay marriage, and how American culture is changing in ways that make them uncomfortable and pessimistic.
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Weekend Winners Move On To NCAA's Sweet 16

The weekend's NCAA men's college basketball tournament saw some close games. Top seeds Gonzaga and Georgetown lost. Florida Gulf Coast University became the first 15th seed to win two games in tournament history.
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2 More Suitors Offer To Take Over Dell

The board of the computer company Dell is said to be weighing several takeover offers. The company's founder has allied with the private equity firm Silver Lake to take the company private.
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N.J. Beach Houses Sell Well Despite Sandy

Despite the enormous destruction Hurricane Sandy caused to the Jersey Shore, realtors who specialize in the region say business has been steady. Plenty of home buyers and investors appear eager to jump into the market. Damaged homes and lots have been selling for discounted rates, while prices are inching up on houses that survived since there are simply fewer properties available.

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