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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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Quaker Oats Man Sheds Some Pounds

Host Scott Simon notes that the Quaker on the cover of the Quaker Oats box has gotten a makeover.
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Supreme Court Review: Justices Take On Health Care

This past week at the Supreme Court, judges heard three days of arguments on President Obama's health care law. The justices asked questions to decide whether the Affordable Care Act overreaches the Constitution. NPR's Nina Totenberg and Julie Rovner review the week's events with host Scott Simon.
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'Obamacare' Sounds Different When Supporters Say It

The term "Obamacare," originally used to disparage President Obama's health care law, is being re-appropriated. During the three days of health care hearings last week, protesters in favor of the law proudly proclaimed their love for "Obamacare." But the final verdict on the word's connotation is still out.
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Will A Movement Emerge From Florida Teen's Death?

As Trayvon Martin's parents lead the calls for an arrest in their son's killing, their lawyers have hired a marketing firm, and efforts are under way to establish a nonprofit foundation. Supporters say they want to protect others from injustice.
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A Wyoming Millionaire Places His Faith In Santorum

Recently, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has shown strong fundraising numbers. But earlier in the contest, the campaign was relying on donations to a pro-Santorum superPAC and its vocal and generous benefactor — multimillionaire Foster Friess.
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Is That A Crushed Bug In Your Frothy Starbucks Drink?

Cochineal is a red dye made from a crushed insect native to Latin America. Some vegetarians are distressed that Starbucks uses the dye in some of its pink-colored food and beverages.
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1940 Census Release Is 'Super Bowl For Genealogists'

In April 1940, 120,000 census takers spread out across America to take an inventory of its residents. Seventy-two years later, we're finally going to see the names, addresses and jobs of all the people who were counted.

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