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Golfer Sergio Garcia Climbs Tree To Avoid Penalty

Pro golfer Sergio Garcia hit a ball into a tree at the Arnold Palmer Invitational over the weekend. The easy choice? Just take a 1-stroke penalty and drop the ball to the ground. But Garcia climbed 15 feet up the tree and played the ball from there.

As Qualified Men Dwindle, Military Looks For A Few Good Women

Pentagon officials say they're opening ground combat jobs to women as a matter of equality. But the military also needs them because the number of military-age men who qualify for service is declining.

Spring Is Just A State Of Mind As Wintry Weather Wallops Much Of Nation

The calendar says it's spring. But it sure doesn't look like it across much of the nation. A storm that gave parts of the Rockies and Midwest another taste of winter is now coating parts of the Northeast with snow and slush.

Free Tax Help Protects Low-Income Filers From Pricey Loans

As this year's tax deadline approaches, hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans are relying on free services to help with returns. The services are an alternative to schemes that often prey on people who need quick cash.

Supreme Court Hears 'Pay To Delay' Pharmaceutical Case

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case worth billions of dollars to pharmaceutical companies and American consumers. The issue is whether brand-name drug manufacturers may pay generic drug manufacturers to keep their cheaper products off the market.

100 Hours On The Supreme Court's Sidewalk: Camping Out For A Seat To History

Sub-freezing temperatures and a snow forecast aren't stopping die-hards from camping outside the Supreme Court for a seat to history. The court will begin hearing oral arguments Tuesday in its review of same-sex marriage laws.


Backyard Chickens: Cute, Trendy Spreaders Of Salmonella

Backyard chickens have become a hot trend, loved as a source of healthy local food and fluffy wonderfulness. But backyard birds have also sparked outbreaks of salmonella, the CDC warns.

On Scraping By And The Close-Game Science

In the NCAA men's basketball tournament Saturday, Marquette escaped with a 2-point win over Butler. What does it take to win a close game? Grit and determination? Luck? Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca, who was at the game.