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The Final Chapter For A Trusty Bookmobile?

Those rolling reading rooms are becoming scarce — too costly and outmoded, some say. The bookmobile in one New England town just broke down, and residents are wondering if it's time to shelve it in the history section.
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Babies Take Longer To Come Out Than They Did In Grandma's Day

The typical first-time mother takes 6 1/2 hours to give birth these days. Her counterpart 50 years ago labored for barely four hours. That's a finding with big implications for current rates of cesarean sections.
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The Individual Mandate's Growth In Unpopularity

The Supreme Court case against President Obama's health care law may come down to one big legal question: Can the government require every American to buy health insurance? Many Americans say no, but a former White House spokesman says that's because they don't fully understand the law. And an individual mandate was even once proposed by Republicans.
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Tribe Sues To Keep Reservation Free Of Booze

The sale or possession of liquor is strictly forbidden by the tribal government of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. But there is a tiny town just over the border in Nebraska that does sell alcohol, in massive quantities, mostly to tribal residents.
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Advantage In Hand, Romney Campaigns In Wis.

After months of upsets and indecisive results, there were signs this week that the battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination may be entering its final stages. Mitt Romney has a huge lead in delegates, and some big endorsements are rolling in. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Don Gonyea in Wisconsin, which has a primary Tuesday.
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Trayvon Martin Case: Attorney Choice Sparks Division

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey is heading the investigation of the black teen's death. Her reputation for being tough on crime comforts some, but worries others. Corey says what she needs is patience from a public that's demanding action.
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Final Four Teams Known For Strength, Rivalries

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is down to its Final Four teams, and they are four famous basketball programs. The women's Final Four starts Sunday night in Denver, with another quartet of traditional powerhouse. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the games.
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Win Or Lose, Ky. Gets Spot In NCAA Championship

Kentucky Gov. Steve Breshear has a dilemma: Should he root for University of Kentucky or University of Louisville in their Final Four hoop match-up? Host Scott Simon talks with Breshear about the upcoming game.

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